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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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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MackinVIA

MackinVIA provides easy access to eBooks, eResources, librarian-curated web links, videos and more. For kids K-8

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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.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Learn about current social issues with pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, biographies, images, podcasts and more. Provided by Gale.

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OverDrive

Recent bestsellers, popular fiction and nonfiction, and more.  Features eBooks in English, Español, 中文, русский; (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian). Get the Libby app, use Libby in your browser, or get the OverDrive Legacy app.

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Photo & Art Magazines from RBdigital

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

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Complete poems and short stories, criticism, and information about poets and authors.

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PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore topics including ecosystems & biomes, energy & matter, natural disasters, space science, and more.

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PowerKnowledge Life Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore topics including animals, food chains & food webs; green living; habitats & ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival & adaptation.

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PowerKnowledge Physical Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore key science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.

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Pressbooks

Create a professional-looking eBook, or format your book for printing. When you're done, submit your eBook to Library Journal's SELF-e project. Create an account at BiblioBoard Library.

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PrivCo

Get business and financial data on non-publicly traded companies. Includes information about VC fundings, private equity deals, private mergers and acquisitions, and private market investors.