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Library Support for Faculty During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 closure, the CCSF Library is up and running with online services. The library is here to help you and your students with virtual research sessions, online research help, and more.

Library Databases

Our library databases are up and running, and can be accessed using your RAM ID and password. Through our databases, we offer magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles. These can serve as alternate course readings (by providing students with a permalink to the item.) Library databases also contain primary sources, videos, art and photography images, and encyclopedia/reference material.

See our complete list of databases:

A demonstration on linking to library database resources in Canvas:

Streaming Media

Film icon by FreepikThe CCSF Library offers online videos through several databases.

Learn more on the Faculty Guide to Streaming Video.


According to our library colleagues at Guelph, "Approximately 85% of existing course textbooks are simply unavailable to libraries in any other format than print." Open BookPhysical copies of reserve textbooks are not available while the CCSF libraries are closed, and we are unable to digitize them for individual use.

  • Explore Open Educational Resources (OER) for new content! OER are openly licensed, always free to access online, and can be embedded or integrated into Canvas.

  • While we do not have traditional textbooks online, check out the CCSF library's collection of eBooks! Go to OneSearch, select "Books & Media," type in your search query, and then filter your results down to "Available Online."

Images & Infographics

Bar Graph by FreepikYou may need images to make your content visually appealing, to better explain an idea, or to engage different modalities for students. Consider using:

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