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Guide to Researching San Francisco: Finding periodicals

This guide offers some ideas on where to find information on San Francisco. Some of them are general research tips, but many are specific to San Francisco.

Using periodicals

For this paper you will want to look for academic, or scholarly, articles on your topic, as well as newspaper articles. Below are some suggestions of where to look.

Finding journals and magazines: UHS databases

The best place to look for journals and magazine articles for your research paper is through the UHS library databases (a database is an organized collection of pre-selected resources):

Finding journals and magazines: SF Public Library

The San Francisco Public Library subscribes to several databases. You can browse the whole list here. You will need your library card number and PIN to login. This one will probably be the most useful:

Finding journals and magazines: Web sites

Historical newspapers