eLearning & Articles

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Digital Photo, ArtNews, Shutterbug, and Drawing.

Articles - Basic Search (mobile friendly)

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

Articles - In Depth Search (mobile friendly)

Search multiple sources at once to find articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, books, and primary sources. Includes Academic Search Complete. For high school level and up.

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

Detailed information on major cities worldwide, including links to current news reports, info on currency, electrical connections, phone, & internet, Culture & customs, language, maps, points of interest and transportation.

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Road & Track, Car & Drive, and Hot Rod.

Beanstack (mobile friendly)

Beanstack gives awesome recommendations for books and apps, hand-picked for your child by librarians.

Gale's Biography in Context includes 600,000+ biographical entries, including videos, images, and articles, on more than 528,000 individuals past and present from around the world.

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. If you are accessing from outside the library, the password is sjplib.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

ChiltonLibrary (mobile friendly)

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

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

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

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

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Beadwork, American Patchwork & Quilting, and Knitscene.

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

Note: First time users will need to create an account.