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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ABCmouse Home Checkout (4-week checkout)

 In-Library use. ABCmouse is designed to teach children ages 2-8+. Note that the in-Library use link only works inside our branch libraries or at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

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Adult Core Skills - LearningExpress Library

The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

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Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.

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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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AtoZ the USA

Facts and news about each state, including history, maps, symbols, climate, economy, demographics and schools. Great for travel planning and for school state reports.

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AtoZ World Travel

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


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Axis 360

Axis 360 features eBook bestsellers with shorter hold queues. Get the app or use on your computer.

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Awesome book and app recommendations, hand-picked for your child by librarians.  Participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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BiblioBoard Library

California Indie-Authors, Library Journal SELF-e Slects picks, and local content. Get the app or read in your browser.

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Biography in Context

Find hundreds of thousands of biographical entries, past and present, from around the world.  From Gale.

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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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Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

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Britannica School

Britannica School is a three part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Business Magazines from RBdigital

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Kiplinger's and Forbes.

Business Plans Handbook A compilation of actual business plans developed by business throughout North America
Business Plans Handbook

Volumes 40-44. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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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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California Room Local History Resources

San Jose Public Library's California Room page has digitized local collections and other local history resources.

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California Websites for Kids

Websites for children's homework selected by librarians.

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Career Preparation - LearningExpress Library

Offers preparation for professional exams, information about occupations, and skill-building for the workplace.

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Career Transitions

Explore new careers, prepare for a job search, find jobs and submit your applications.

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Get manuals, OEM diagrams, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

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cloudLibrary is an Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Lucky Day Collection. It works with your Mac or Windows computer, eReader, iOS or Android device, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, & Nook. Get the app.

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College Admission Test Preparation - LearningExpress Library

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.