OneSearch, the search box on the Library homepage, is a tool that lets you search (almost) everything CCSF Library subscribes to (as well as some Open Access material) in a single search.
The CCSF Library subscribes to many source rich databases, and OneSearch can provide results from almost all of them! Sources you will find in OneSearch include:
There are a few databases that are not searchable via OneSearch, but you can search them individually by clicking into them on our A-Z Database List. They are:
Need help using OneSearch? We have more information to help you learn about OneSearch (including how to run an advanced search), or we welcome you to work with a CCSF librarian for assistance. We also have a short video demonstration.
When searching for sources in OneSearch from the CCSF Library, you will be served results from a variety of information vendors that the College subscribes to. The search platform, Primo, is provided by the company Ex Libris. While using OneSearch, a brief search history may be assembled throughout your session. The CCSF library system is connected to the school database that contains your personal identifying information (the CCSF Banner database). The information pulled in from Banner to the library system includes information you provided to the college, such as your name, date of birth, address, etc. We pull this information into our system to make it possible for you to do things like log in to OneSearch to save sources in a list, or look at what you are currently borrowing from the library. It also allows the Library to count your checkout history, and report your financial balance (if any) to the bursar’s office. Ex Libris, the creator of our OneSearch, stores these details in their cloud services as long as we are using the service.
Libraries attempt to protect patron privacy in accordance with the ALA Code of Ethics. If you have any questions, please contact us.