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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Books24x7

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


Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Travel guides, cookbooks, kids nonfiction, and more!  Read in your browser.

SELF-e, Powered by Library Journal
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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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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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

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

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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.