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Books and Other Library Materials
Use OneSearch to locate books, CDs, DVDs, videos, e-books and
selected websites in all CCSF center libraries. Newspapers, magazines
and journals subscribed to by the CCSF Libraries, as well as
individual articles from Library subscription databases can be found
Subscription databases provide access to citations and full text articles from magazines, newspapers and journals, as well as reports, country profiles, encyclopedia articles and radio and television broadcasts. Periodicals are often the best type of source for the most recent information. Periodical databases are the primary tool used to find academic and peer-reviewed journal articles. Articles can be found via OneSearch, but focusing a select set of databases can be done via the database list.
One advantage of electronic books (e-books) is that the entire text can be searched to find specific information. The library provides access to more than 11,000 e-books through EbscoHost and eScholarship. In many instances, these collections contain recent titles, as well as many books in the public domain. Access e-books through the Library's Webpage by logging in with a CCSF barcode number.
Reliable Web Sources
Information found on the Web must be evaluated to ensure it is
authoritative and credible, and that the information is accurate,
timely, and appropriate. Check the appropriate
guide for quality websites and relevant search engines, and
also review our information about