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IDST 50 (Kusnir) Education Equity Issues: Articles

Accessing Databases from Home





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Peer Reviewed Explained

Peer review is the process of submitting drafts of articles for critical assessment by experts in the field or discipline before articles are accepted for publication in scholarly journals. This process helps ensure the quality of information published in that field.

Examples of peer-reviewed journals:

Equity & Excellence in Education

Journal of Higher Education

Social Justice Research

Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of Marriage and Family


Research Databases

Sample search:

"standardized tests"


Recommended SFPL Databases

To access SFPL's databases: 

(Note: You must have an SFPL library card. To get a card you must go to the Main Library or any branch library with a California ID.)

  1. Go to
  2. Click on e-Library, then Articles & Databases.
  3. Click on the database you wish to research.
  4. Enter your barcode from your library card and PIN.

Possible databases:

Newspaper Database

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.

Article Examples

Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541