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Finding Articles

Recommended Databases for History @ CCSF

You'll need to enter your library barcode (at the bottom of your student ID) if you are off campus.

How to Set Up an EBSCOhost Account

Recommended Databases @ SFPL

You'll need a San Francisco Public Library Card to access.

Tips for Article Searching

Tips for article searching:

  1. Break your search concepts up and put them in different boxes (connected by AND).  Ex. diabetes AND Native Americans.
  2. Put quotes around terms that absolutely must stay together.  Works well for titles, names, and concepts. Example: "community health" "the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks"
  3. Create an EBSCOhost account or Gale account to save articles online (EBSCO account box below).
  4. Use citation generators and NoodleTools to help with your references list.

Remote access to databases & eBooks

When you are not on campus, you will need to enter the barcode number on your student/staff ID in order to access Films on Demand.

student id showing barcode number

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