Articles & Databases

Find articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines by searching these databases. Some databases include encyclopedia entries, complete ebooks, multimedia and other types of sources.

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password will be required for off-campus access to some CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, videos, 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. See the Off-Campus Access to Library Resources page for more information.


Multi-Subject and Reference Databases


Streaming Video

Individual Databases Good for Selected Topics

In addition to the multi-database searches above, this selection of individual databases are recommended for specific topics; or browse the complete A-Z List of all our subscription databases. Research guides also list databases selected for a topic.

Database Trials

Naxos Music Library
(expires 12/31/17) On Campus Access Only
Online streaming resource for Classical, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.  Includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels.

Alexander Street Press Music Online: Listening
(expires 12/15/17) On Campus Access Only
Multidisciplinary collection of online streaming Classical, Jazz, American song, and World music.  Includes contemporary world music, popular music and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.