eLearning & Articles

See the complete alphabetical eLearning list without descriptions: eLearning by Name

San Jose Library Card and PIN needed for home access to these eResources:

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ABCmouse Home Checkout (4-week checkout)

Click here for in-Library use. ABCmouse is designed to teach children ages 2-8+.

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Articles - Basic Search

Search newspapers, magazines, and other trustworthy sources for articles on any topic.

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Articles - In Depth Search (For high school level and up.)

Search multiple sources to find articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, books, and primary sources. Includes Academic Search Complete.

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AtoZ the USA

Facts and news about each state, including history, maps, symbols, climate, economy, demographics and schools. Great for travel planning and for school state reports.

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AtoZ World Travel

Get information on major cities worldwide, including current news, info about currency, culture, language, electricity & phone, and other important information for travelers.


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Awesome book and app recommendations, hand-picked for your child by librarians.  Participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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Big Interview

Learn and practice interview questions through video mock interviews. Get tips and instruction for successful job interviewing.

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Biography in Context

Find hundreds of thousands of biographical entries, past and present, from around the world.  From Gale.

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Bookan / 博看网 (中國期刊資料庫)

Full-text access to 300+ Chinese magazines. Formats available include: multi-media (original version), HTML text, audio, and a mobile version. Outside the library, the password is sjplib.

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An online ebook and video collection with emphasis on Adobe products, Microsoft Office, Internet, and mobile devices.

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Business Insights: Global

Get international business intelligence including case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

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Business Magazines from RBdigital

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Kiplinger's and Forbes.

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California Digital Newspaper Collection

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

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California Room Local History Resources

San Jose Public Library's California Room page has digitized local collections and other local history resources.

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California Websites for Kids

Websites for children's homework selected by librarians.

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Career Transitions

Explore new careers, prepare for a job search, find jobs and submit your applications.

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

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Computers & Technology Magazines from RBdigital Magazines

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including PC Magazine, Apple Magazine, Popular Science and National Geographic.

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Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports Magazine.

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CustomGuide Online Software Training

Learn a variety of software products online for free, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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

Detailed historical street maps that include building outlines, property boundaries, and natural features.

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Discover & Go

Discover & Go offers free or reduced price tickets to local museums for Bay Area library cardholders.  Learn moreNOTA: La página web Discover & Go no está traducido. Ver el sitio web en el idioma español.  LƯU Ý: Các trang web Discover & Go không được dịch. Xem các trang web bằng tiếng Việt.

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Driving Tests

Practice tests for the California driving permit.

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Explora Complete

Get information on any topic by searching select popular magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, over 1 million images, AP videos, and references books.