Online Resources

See the complete alphabetical online resources list without descriptions: Online Resources by Name

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

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College Blue Book

44thed.  2017. Guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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College Center - LearningExpress Library

The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

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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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Defining Documents in American History - LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)

Offers analysis of primary source documents drawn from the ongoing movement to achieve recognition and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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DemographicsNow: Business & People

Find detailed demographic data about people and businesses and gain access to reports about purchasing shifts and trends.


Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. It does this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

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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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EBSCO eBooks

Read fiction, nonfiction, business, and academic titles on your computer or device.  Checkout on the EBSCO site and use with BlueFire App or the Adobe Digital Editions app. please review Adobe's statement on the information that they will collect about you and your reading.

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enki Library

Use enki with BlueFire App or Adobe Digital Editions reader. Before installing software, review Adobe's statement on the info that they will collect about you and your reading.

Note: The OverDrive app is no longer compatible with enki

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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.

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Explora for Elementary School Students (Grades K-5)

Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, videos, images, and flags.

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Explora for High School Students (Grades 9-12)

Search full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

Search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

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Gale Legal Forms

Access samples and completed examples of California Legal Forms along with legal articles and terminology.

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Gale Small Business Builder

Turn your small business idea into reality using this set of planning, management, and analytical tools.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Search or browse eBooks on Business, Cooking & Food, Kids interest, and more!

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Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

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Global Issues in Context

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

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Global Road Warrior

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

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High School Equivalency Center - LearningExpress Library

Prepare for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams with practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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