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Finding Articles

Recommended Databases for History @ CCSF

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 & E-books

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

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