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Academic Search Complete (mobile friendly)

Articles from scholarly journals. For college level and up.

Full text articles on any topic from magazines, newspapers and journals.

A free database including scans of historical California newspapers published from 1846 to the present.

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports magazine on computers and other consumer electronics products.

Global Issues in Context (mobile friendly)

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information , videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.

MasterFILE Premier (mobile friendly)

Articles from magazines, newspapers, books, and primary sources. For high school level and up.

Newspaper Source Plus (mobile friendly)

Archived articles from U.S. and world newspapers. For high school level and up.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (mobile friendly)

Learn about current social issues with pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, biographies,  images, podcasts and more.

Pro and con articles, background information, and research guides on 250+ controversial issues. For high school level and up.

San José Mercury News (1985-present)

Full-text articles and death notices, excluding classifieds and other ads, from the San José Mercury News. For high school level and up.

Access high resolution digital scans of the San José Mercury News, from January, 2009 through the current year.

Articles from magazines and newspapers, biographies, and country reports to help you in your school assignments. For high school students.

For K-8 Students

Kids Search (Grades K-5)

Find what you need for your school assginments. Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, and flags.

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea (Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia Online)

General encyclopedia in Spanish aimed at elementary school students.

Find out what books to read next with this recommended reading resource for grades K-8.
Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for "Patron ID."

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science covers key topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate. Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Life Science covers key topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.  Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Physical Science covers key topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Searchasaurus (Grades K-5)

Find what you need for school work. A fun resource with a dinosaur theme.

Study guides, worksheets, and tutorials for math, science, English, social studies, and various state standardized tests. For elementary, middle school, and high school students.

World Book InfoFinder (Grades 4-12)

Includes entries from World Book Encyclopedia, along with biographies by category, news headlines, trivia quizzes, and videos.

World Book Kids (Grades 1-3)

Easy to read articles, cool pictures, games, activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Timelines (Grades 4-12)

Explore hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Or create your own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

Non-English Language Databases

Full-text access to more than 300 Chinese magazines ranging from politics, business and science to health, literature and entertainment. Several formats are available to the user including: multi-media (original version), HTML text, audio, and a mobile version.

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea (Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia Online)

General encyclopedia in Spanish aimed at elementary school students.

Resources for citizenship preparation, GED, and English as a Second Language study, in Spanish.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

Art and Music

Articles from journals and books on theater and dance worldwide. For college level and up.

Music Collections at King Library (no digital images or full text)

Choral sheet music, bound volumes of Sheet Music Magazine and Sing Out! Magazine, popular songs from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s, songbooks of popular music from the 1970s on, and big band music from 1878 to 1967.

Articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.
From outside the library, scroll down to "Login via your library" and enter your San Jose Public Library card number.

Autos - Driving Test & Repair

ChiltonLibrary (mobile friendly)

Get manuals, OEM diagrams, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Practice tests for DMV permits.

Books and Literature

Articles on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management; coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.

Find out what books to read next with this recommended reading resource for grades K-8.
Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for "Patron ID."

Find out what books to read next based on what you already like. For adults and older teens.
Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for Patron ID.

Complete poems and short stories, criticism, and information about poets and authors.

Business

Includes business articles, financial data, case studies, investment and industry reports, and SWOT analyses.

Get business and financial data on non-publicly traded companies. Includes information about VC fundings, private equity deals, private mergers and acquisitions, and private market investors.

Detailed directory information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 1.3 million Canadian businesses, including address, sales, headquarter and subsidiary information, and SIC and NAICS numbers.

Directory information for Bay Area companies.

Get the latest digital editions of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and 39 other Business Journal papers, and the Book of Lists, which includes contact names for local companies.

Full-text reference books and videos from Nolo and other publishers on starting a company, operations management, sales, growing or rescuing a business.

Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks. Check this blog post for more details.

Careers, Education and Testing

Includes a resume builder, job search features, and lessons to improve your tech skills.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

Practice tests, tutorials, and downloadable ebooks for various job, school, or licensing tests; for tests including SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, and ASVAB.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

Resources for citizenship preparation, GED, and English as a Second Language study, in Spanish.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

This site provides free job training, and connects job seekers and employers. Brush up on workplace skills and track your progress.

Includes practice exams, drill problems, and review guides for SAT, AP Exams, ACT, PSAT, CAHSEE, and GED exams.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

Find scholarships, college and career information. Note: First time users will need to create an account. You don't have to provide your name or address but you will need to select the state you live in, enter an email address as your username, and choose a password.

Worksheets, tutorials, study guides for adults on citizenship, GED, computer literacy, financial literacy, and job searching. Also includes materials on helping children with homework.

Worksheets, tutorials, study guides for college students, including sample tests and practice books for the SAT, PSAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT, and LSAT.

Study guides, worksheets, and tutorials for math, science, English, social studies, and various state standardized tests. For elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Educational and career full-text articles from 350+ trade and industry journals.

Computers and Technology

Computer Source (mobile friendly)

Articles and product reviews from 300+ consumer magazines and technical journals covering computers, telecommunications, electronics, and the Web.

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports magazine on computers and other consumer electronics products.

Learn a variety of software products online for free: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software. Also includes Printable Quick Reference Guides covering training modules and keyboard shortcuts.
Note: First time users will need to create an account.

Treehouse (Technology Learning)

Treehouse is an online interactive technology-learning center where students can learn to build websites with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, create iPhone and Android apps, build web apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP, learn about user experience, how to start a business, and much more through 1000+ video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. To register, scroll down and click the Sign Up for a Free Account button on the bottom right.

Worksheets, tutorials, study guides for adults on citizenship, GED, computer literacy, financial literacy, and job searching. Also includes materials on helping children with homework.

Crafts, Hobbies & Home Improvement

Learn about crafting, collecting, home decorating, sports, games, gardening, robotics, and other crafts & hobbies.

Learn about remodeling, home maintenance, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other home improvement topics.

Health

Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine. Includes topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, and children's health.

Articles on nursing and allied health.

Medical information for student research and for patients and caregivers.

MedlinePlus (mobile friendly)

Information on diseases and conditions, hospitals and physicians, and medical drugs. Includes links to a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, and clinical trials. From the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.

History and Biography

Biography Article Search (mobile friendly)

Full-text biographies for famous scientists, musicians, writers, politicians, entertainers and more.

Biography in Context (mobile friendly)

600,000+ biographical entries, including videos, images, and articles, on more than 528,000 individuals past and present from around the world.

Digital Sanborn Maps (For San José and Other California Communities, 1867-1970)

Detailed street maps that include building outlines, property boundaries, and natural features; for home research, preservation, genealogy, and historical research.

History Reference Center (mobile friendly)

Full-text articles from reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. For high school level and up.

World Book Timelines (Grades 4-12)

Explore hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Or create your own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

Law

Legal Collection (mobile friendly)

Articles on legal issues, studies, and trends from 250+ law journals. For college level and up.

Online full-text access to legal reference books and forms, including Nolo books and various legal forms for consumers and small businesses.

Learn a Language

Study various languages online. Mango teaches you actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and English learning programs for Spanish, Vietnamese, and other language speakers.

Sciences

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science covers key topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate. Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Life Science covers key topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.  Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Developed for Grade 3 to 6 learners, PowerKnowledge Physical Science covers key topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Lesson plans and other resources for educators are included.

Science Reference Center (mobile friendly)

Articles and information on all science subjects from magazines, books, and reference materials. For high school level and up.

Social Sciences

Global Issues in Context (mobile friendly)

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information , videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.

Articles on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management; coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (mobile friendly)

Learn about current social issues with pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, biographies,  images, podcasts and more.

Pro and con articles, background information, and research guides on 250+ controversial issues. For high school level and up.

Articles and reviews from journals covering religion and philosophy. For college level and up.

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No Full-Text?

Have you found an article listed in a research resource, but it doesn't include the full text online? You still have options!

  1. Look up the Source/Journal Title in our Library Catalog to see if it's available in print.
  2. Make an ILLiad request and we'll see if we can get it from another library. Both print and electronic delivery are available. You will need to set up an ILLiad account.

SJSU Resources

Additional databases from San Jose State University Library are available for the public to use inside the King Library.