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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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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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Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.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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Health & Wellness Resource Center

Medical reference materials, including health/medical journals, pamphlets, videos, and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.This resource is intended for informational purposes only.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Learn about remodeling, home maintenance, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other home improvement topics.

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LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Tests, eBooks (Grades 4-adult)

eBooks and practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, U.S. Citizenship and much more. Study English, Math, Social Studies, and improve job skills.

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LearningExpress Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Estudian de recursos para la preparación de ciudadanía, GED y inglés como segundo idioma.

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Legal Collection

Articles on legal issues, studies, and trends from 250+ law journals. For college level and up.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Online full-text access to legal reference books and forms, including Nolo books and various legal forms for personal, family, real estate and small businesses topics.

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Library Journal's SELF-e Submission

Submit your indie-published book here and you share your eBook(s) with patrons of SJPL and libraries throughout California. The best submissions are selected, featured, and promoted by Library Journal.

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Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Articles on librarianship  and related subjects. Coverage extends back as far as the early 20th century.

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Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.

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Lynda.com

An online learning site that hosts a growing library of 3,000+ courses and 130,000+ videos. Videos are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics.

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Mango Languages

Learn conversation skills for over 70 different languages. Some languages include feature films.

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Mathematics Websites for Kids

Websites for children's homework selected by librarians.

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MedlinePlus

Information on medical topics. Includes links to a medical encyclopedia/dictionary, and clinical trials. From the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.

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Music Collections at King Library (no digital images or full text)

San José Public Library's extensive music holdings at the King Library include five collections. Learn more.

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MyHeritage Library Edition

Find ancestors and research genealogy.  Includes census records, birth, marriage, & death records, military records, newspaper articles, and family trees.

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New York Times Online

Full access to current news and limited access to archives.  New York Times digital website. Click here to see instructions for using the New York Times at home.

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Newsbank

Articles on current events and hot topics, and local articles from the San Jose Mercury News from 1985 to current.

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NoveList K-8 Plus (Grades K-12)

Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics.

Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for "Patron ID."

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NoveList Plus

Find out what books to read next based on what you already like. For adults and older teens.

Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for Patron ID.