eLearning & Articles

Digital Sanborn Maps (For San José and Other California Communities, 1867-1970)

Detailed street maps that include building outlines, property boundaries, and natural features; for home research, preservation, genealogy, and historical research.

Discover & Go offers free or reduced price tickets to local museums for Bay Area library cardholders. There are a limited number of passes available on a first come, first served basis.

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Practice tests for the California driving permit.

Get information on any topic by searching popular magazines (such as Consumer Reports, Time, People and Money), newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, over 1 million images, AP videos, and references books.

Find what you need for your school assignments. Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, videos, images and flags. Magazines include Boys' Life, Highlights, and Junior Scholastic.

Search full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines including  American Heritage, Astronomy, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Discover, Nation, National Review, New Republic, Popular Science, Scientific American and SmithsonianYou can also search biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

Search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays. Magazine titles include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, and National Geographic.  Additional content includes primary source documents, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and more than one million relevant photos, maps, and flags.

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information , videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.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

Prepare for travel to any country with links to current news reports, info on currency, electrical connections, phone, & internet, culture & customs, language, maps, points of interest and transportation. 
Helpful for business travelers as well as tourists.

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Runner's World, Shape, Spirituality & Health and Yoga.

Access trusted medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

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

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Dwell, Do It Yourself, Family Handyman and House Beautiful.

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

Age-appropriate content for today's young learners is presented using large, colorful images that guide students through levels of information. A straightforward keyword/subject search takes more experienced young researchers to the information they need quickly.

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea (Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia Online)

Enciclopedia general en español para estudiantes de la escuela primaria.

General encyclopedia in Spanish for elementary school students.

Use practice tests, tutorials, and downloadable ebooks for math, reading, writing, and social studies as well as for various job, school, or licensing tests; for tests including SAT, ACT, GED, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB, and U.S. Citizenship. Create a resume and learn about interviewing and job search skills. For elementary school and up.

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

Resources for citizenship preparation, GED, and English as a Second Language study, in Spanish.

Note: First time users will need to create an account.

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

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.