Alphabetical Listing of Databases 

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 ebooks. 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.

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Academic OneFile (Gale)
Full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. 1980 -

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) 
Access to more than 8,800 full-text journals and 7,700 peer-reviewed journal on a variety of subjects including those within STEM research, social sciences and the humanities. This is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary database.Updated daily. 1975 -

Agriculture Collection (Gale)
Agriculture Collection comprises over 400 agricultural journals many of which are full-text.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
Focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. Includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.  1984-

America: History & Life with Full Text (EBSCO)
America: History & Life with Full Text covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

American Memory from the Library of Congress  
A multi-media collection of primary source materials on the history and culture of the U.S.

Applied Science (Salem Science)
"Applied Science contains over 300 alphabetically arranged articles on a broad range of applied-science fields ranging from long-established engineering fields to cutting-edge fields such as micro- and nanotechnologies, addressing applied sciences in areas as diverse as aerospace, communications, energy, information, medical, military, transportation, forensic, and even food technologies." 

A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Get started with these helpful how to use Artstor instructions. 


Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides access to more than 430,000 full-text biographies on notable personalities.

Biological Science Database (Proquest)
Provides coverage of biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Includes access to MEDLINE, and various scholarly journals, trade journals, conference papers and proceedings, magazines, newspapers, video, audio and other resources.

BIR Entertainment (EBSCO)
BIR Entertainment is a comprehensive database that provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly.  With BIR, your patrons can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

Business Collection (Gale)
Provides access to  business and management journals, trade journals, newspapers and directories for company, products, markets, industries, economics and management research.  It also provides full-text U.S. and international private and public company directory listings, and full-text PR Newswire releases on those corporations.

Business Insights: Global
Includes access to thousands of company and industry profiles and SWOT, market share and financial reports. This business collection also provides company histories, business news, case studies and scholarly journals with a focus on global economies.

Business Economics & Theory (Gale)
With an emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing in economics.  Includes more than 150 full-text journals to support research for business classes.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Providing full text for more than 3,800 full-text journals, including full text for more than 2,000 peer-reviewed, as well as industry reports, SWOT analysis, and country economic reports. Includes titles in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.


CHOICE Reviews Online
A resource for librarians seeking worthwhile new titles for their collection. This publication offers 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
Good source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

Communications and Mass Media (Gale)
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Computer Database (Gale)
Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Country Watch     
Provides geographical, political, economic, corporate and environmental information for every country in the world.

Credo Reference
Offers background information on topics from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Criminal Justice Collection
Indexes over 150 journals on the topics of law enforcement, criminal justice, law, and paralegal studies.

CultureGrams (Proquest)
Primary source reference for up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. Provides perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.



Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. All subjects and languages are covered. There are currently over 2448 journals in the directory. Currently 717 journals are searchable at article level.

Diversity Studies (Gale)
This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.



E-book Collection (EBSCO)
Search and view the full-text of more than 100,000 e-books.

Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources 
(Salem Science)
"An encyclopedic review of the material world in which we live and the uses to which those materials can be put... Water, soil, minerals, radioactive substances, oil and gas, and an array of substances present on earth and mined from it are described."--from the publisher

Earth Science: Earth's Surface and History (Salem Science)
This volume "describes mountain ranges, the oceans, continental movement, and a wide variety of features that have influenced life on earth" with "detailed explorations of the evolution of dinosaurs, fish, birds, plant life and humans, as they were influenced by the earth's surface."--from the publisher

Earth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere
(Salem Science)
Provides an "exploration of the fluids on the surface of the earth and the gases that surround us...  The work explores the evolution of these interactions during the earth's history, theories regarding the future of the atmosphere and oceans and specific causes and effects that are at work."--from the publisher

Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 
(Salem Science)
"A detailed look at the dynamics of the earth's mass and how its chemistry produces change. Its scope is broad. For instance, the set goes beyond the basics of climate change to explore many underlying factors surrounding the issue, including geothermometry and geobarometry, glacial events, and mass extinction theories."--from the publisher

Education Research Complete
Database "covers the areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding and related social issues. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. This database also includes full text for books, monographs and numerous education-related conference papers."

Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
This work helps us to "understand the importance of mathematics; to appreciate the influence of mathematics on societies around the world; to learn the history of applied mathematics..."--from the publisher

Environmental Studies and Policy
"A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests."

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
Contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO)
Index of more than 32,000 entries for printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, created from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.”


Films On Demand
An online library of over 27,000 streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics.  CCSF's subscription includes the Master Academic, Archival Films and Newsreels and Nursing collections.  

Fine Arts and Music Collection
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.


Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture
"Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies."

Gender Studies
"This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more."

General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. 1980-

General Science (Gale)
"A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments."

Global issues in Context
Contains international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events via reference materials,country topic pages, primary source documents, videos, statistics, commentaries, etc. 

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Content focuses on physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues such as energy systems,health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Includes academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.


Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)
Consumer health resource with access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.  1980-

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Providing nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Home Improvement (Gale)
"Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more."

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (Gale)
"With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more."



Informe Académico (Gale)
"Esta colección multidisciplinaria provee material iberoamericano confiable de carácter académico, científico y de interés general. Abarca temas tan variados como política, historia, economía, humanidades, ciencias de la salud, filosofía, literatura, ciencia, tecnología y más. INFORME incluye publicaciones de 14 países así como los periódicos más importantes de la región.

This collection provides multidisciplinary Latin American scientific, academic, and general interest materials. It covers topics as varied as politics, history, economics, humanities, health sciences, philosophy, literature, science, technology and more. INFORME includes publications from 14 countries as well as their most important regional newspapers."

Infotrac Newsstand (Gale)
Search a collection or more than one thousand newspapers.

Information Science and Library Issues
"This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect - will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more."

Insurance and Liability (Gale)
"Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more."

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Access to full text articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1998-present.  A trusted resource for medical professionals.

JSTOR (Arts & Sciences)
A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources in a variety of subject areas including economics, history, sociology, and political science.

Kanopy Streaming Video
A collection of over 26,000 documentary, art house and independent films.  Highlights from this collection include films from California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation and Criterion Collection.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts  (EBSCO)
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. mid-1960s-

LegalTrac (Gale)
Indexing over 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.  1980-

Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco)
"Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center Plus features... author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews ... poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more."

Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
Scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. Tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
More than 850,000 full-text articles including literary criticism, author biographies, poetry and interviews. Source include literary journals and magazine, as well as titles such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism,  Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Authors and Encyclopedia of Literature. Content is updated continuously. 


MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database providing full text for 2,400 full-text magazines and journals, primary source documents, reference books, as well as an Image Collection of over 1.3 million photos, maps & flags. 1975-

MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO) 
Containing full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and  more.

Published by the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine, this free government source provides information on more than 950 diseases and conditions.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government;  offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content.

Military and Intelligence Database (Gale)
"Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more."



Nature Journal
Weekly scientific journal that publishes peer-reviewed research in the fields of science and technology. Includes online access to Nature Journal and 78 other title in Nature Publishing Group. Current and archived issues available.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
"This influential peer-reviewed journal provides access to research and key information at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice, in an understandable and clinically useful format. Through the NEJM Archive, every article published in NEJM since 1812 — a rich history of modern medicine — is available and completely searchable online."

New York Times Article Archive 
The complete backfile of The New York Times can now be searched from, over 13 million articles in all. Articles in the public domain are free.  1851+

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Cover to cover full text from 47 national & international newspapers as well as selective full text articles from 390 regional (U.S.) newspapers, and full text television & radio news transcripts.

Newsstand, Infotrac (Gale)
Search a collection or more than one thousand newspapers.

Nursing and Allied Health (Gale)
"All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum."


Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)
Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.


Comprehensive index of over 1,000 journals within the discipline of philosophy. This index provides access to books, articles, and open access archives.  

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale)
"Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more."

Points of View Reference Center
Database offers access to overviews, points and counterpoints on a variety of topics via leading political magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, reference books, research guides, and radio and television transcripts.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text coverage of political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.  Provides access to full-text journals, reference books and conference papers, including those from the International Political Science Association.

Pop Culture (Gale)
"It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals."

Popular Magazines (Gale)
"Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries".

Provides a variety of resources to help students succeed in college and prepare for their careers. Includes Math, Science and English skills review, help with basic computer skills, placement test preparation, and test and exam preparation for several subject areas (e.g. SAT, TOEFL, NCLEX-PN, AT-SAT, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, etc.). 

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level (Lexile) indicator. 1990-

Psychology (Gale)
"This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals."

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Providing information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods; offering full text coverage for nearly 560 journals.

PsycArticles (EBSCO)
Provides access to more than 100 scholarly journals in the behavioral and social sciences. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated weekly. 

Contains citations and abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 11 million citations dating back to the mid 1960's. Not Full Text. Tutorial


Read It! (EBSCO)
This database provides access to nonfiction articles and reference texts, comprehension tests, images, and step-by-step research guides for English Language Learners. Includes a variety of topics from stem cells and cyber security, to notable personalities.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)     
Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion & Philosophy Collection (Gale)
Magazines and academic journals covering religion and the related areas of philosophy, archaeology and anthropology. 


Safari Books Online (Proquest)
Provides access to the more than 30,000 eBooks on technology, digital media, math and science, engineering and business. Limited to 2 simultaneous users. Try back at another time if you get a "Session Unavailable" prompt.

Scientific American Magazine
Monthly popular magazine on science, technology information and policy. Current and archives issues available. 

Small Business Collection (Gale)
Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
Full-text research coverage of sociology and related disciplines. It features hundreds of full-text journals and millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus. Covers a broad range of studies, including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, religion, racial studies and social work. 

Provides statistics on a variety of topic including media, business and society, and on a number of industries. Data is sourced from businesses, government departments, market research concerns and associations. Data is available in a variety of formats such as ppt, xls, png, and infographics.

Student Resources In Context (Gale)
Provides access to eBooks, full-text newspaper, interactive maps, images, videos, and audio selections: archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, NPR, and more


Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

US History Collection (Gale)
Collection of journals covering both “current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field." Content is updated daily.

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)
Providing full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Vocational Studies Complete
"Contains full-text journals and a selection of full-text books applicable to two-year college programs. Key subjects include biotechnology, computer and data processing, cosmetology, electrical technology, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, paralegal studies, robotics, travel and tourism, and more."

Vocations and Careers (Gale)
"Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals."

War and Terrorism (Gale)
"A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science."

World Book Online
Includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, current periodicals and related websites. 

World Factbook
Country reports provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Updated every two weeks.

World History (Gale)
Access to 140 full-text scholarly journals and magazines for novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.