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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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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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 username and password are sjplib.

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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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Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports Magazine.

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Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.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

Listen to eAudiobooks and read eMagazines in one app

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San José Mercury News (Newsbank) (1985-present)

Full-text articles and death notices, excluding classifieds and other ads, from the San José Mercury News. Includes articles on news/current events from other sources.

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San José Mercury News - Digital Microfilm, 1/2009 to current

Access high resolution digital scans of the San José Mercury News, from January, 2009 through the current year.