- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
The World Book (Encyclopedia) Student Online [electronic resource] offers research tools, biography information, geographical information, quizzes and activities, images and videos. These resources are helpful for students in grades K-12, and can provide valuable resources for homework assignments.
Signing in is possible on your home computer using your library card Barcode and Pin number. If you need help signing in call the reference librarian at your nearest library.
English World Book
Spanish World Book
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.
Berryessa Branch Library is offering afterschool math homework tutoring sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 till 5:00 p.m. weekly. An experienced volunteer tutor Susan Chang helps school age children (K-12 grades level) to better understand math concepts and teaches problem solving, while helping children with their homework in a nice and friendly manner. No registration required.
Are your kids always telling you last minute that they have a project on a Mission and when you get to the library all the books are checked out? Worry no more! The Missions of California Books are available in digital format online at sjpl.org. Go to our catalog and do a keyword search for "missions of california." Then click the link on the mission your child has to do report for then type "missions" for username and password and you're set. All the same information online ready for you at anytime.
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.