At the Reference Desk on 2nd Floor of King Library, a customer requested information on the "Fitness Industry" including books and articles and how to compare the information with the company "24 hour Fitness" using data and business reports.
This customer was excited to have all the information and resources. He was impressed by searching the Reference USA Business Directory database and all the details on "24 hour fitness" company reports and data.
Did you know you can access journal articles for writing academic papers from the San Jose Public Library Databases and they can improve your research papers?
To access this information all you need is your name, library card number, and pin.
To look for academic journal articles you will use "Academic Search Complete" which all San Jose Public Library users have access to.
Step 1: Click on the Learn image titled "Homework, research, articles" from the library homepage www.sjpl.org.
Step 2: Click on the top link titled Magazine and Journal Articles
Step 3: Enter your keywords of what you are looking for in the blank boxes and click "Search"
To learn how to perform more detailed searches visit a librarian at your local branch library.
Happy 2013! Many of us make resolutions for the new year. There might just be a database from your library to help you. You'll need to use your library card to access these resources from your home computer.
San Jose Public Library is an exceptional city library system for many reasons – our outreach to San Jose's diverse, multicultural community and the award of last year's National Medal for Library Service certainly attest to this! Perhaps one of our most unique features is the fact that we are partnered with San Jose State University and a happy advantage of this academic partnership is, as a public library user, you are able to use SJSU’s wealth of information and even their databases – if you physically go to Dr. King Library.
However, if you would like to do scholarly research from home, there is no better tool than SJPL’s Academic Search Complete which you can search from home with your library card no. and PIN. Having both peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Academic Search Complete is one of the world’s most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text databases.
So, if you are an SJPL user have an in-depth research project, don’t forget to look into Academic Search Complete as an excellent first stop.
Frustrated with your job search? Interested in new resume-building resources available at the library?
Then "knock out" your competition by using the Career Transitions online resource to prepare your resume.
You are invited to learn how to build a resume that packs a punch at our 1-hour workshop on Tuesday, February 28, at 1:00 PM at the Edenvale Branch Library.
Please bring to the workshop your current resume or, if you have no resume, bring all your contact information, job experience, and educational experience to begin building your resume online with Career Transitions.
This workshop requires Pre-Registration, and seating is limited.
Please sign up as soon as possible by calling the library at 408-808-3036 or by stopping by the library's Information Desk.
Don't miss the opportunity to get more information about Scholarship, Grant, and Financial Aidid at Tully Community Branch Library. Learn from Kaplan how to not only get into the college of your dreams, but how to pay for it. Understand how to make yourself the most competitive college applicant possible, learn what admissions officers are looking for, and the basics of applying for financial aid, important dates, terminology, and how financial need is determined.
Also, check out SAT and ACT books that our librarian, Peter Nguyen, recommended.
To practice for SAT and ACT exams, don't forget to take advantage of our LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Test, eBooks database. Teachers from the local schools where I presented LearningExpress gave positive feedback and indicated that they will instruct their students to use the database to improve their skills. I showed my teensReach volunteers the LearningExpress database before their SAT or ACT and they loved it. This online exams database is a wonderful supplemental tool for the many job seekers who come to the library every week and it's available 24/7. LearningExpress not only gives the user an opportunity to practice the materials before the test, it simulates the pacing of the real examination.
How do you get to the database and navigate it? Please view this video clip.