Skip to main content
Library Locations | Ask a Librarian | CCSF Home

IDST 50 (Kusnir) Education Equity Issues: Home

Library Resources for IDST 50: Critical Research Paper

This guide will help students find sources to write their papers on an education equity issue.

Possible sources:

  • newspaper articles from major national newspapers
  • scholarly journal articles
  • websites

Getting Started with the Research Process

  • Project requirements: read & understand the assignment
  • Choose a topic
  • Background research (pre-research)
  • Create a research question or thesis statement
  • Create a search strategy
  • Search for information
  • Evaluate sources
  • Write 
  • Cite sources


Student Learning Outcome


Image courtesy of UNICEF's Out-of-School Children Initiative


The Research Process

This short video walks you through the steps of the research process. If you are off campus, you'll need to login with your library card barcode in order to view it.

Screen Shot of Research Process Video

Library Resources for a Research Project

Magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles Find using the periodical databases
Books Find using CityCat, the online catalog
Reference books Find using the CityCat, the online catalog
Videos/e-videos Find using CityCat, the online catalog
Websites Find using Google


Chat with a Librarian

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