eLearning & Articles

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports magazine on computers electronics, cars, appliances and other consumer electronics products.

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Beadwork, American Patchwork & Quilting, and Knitscene.

Learn a variety of software products online for free, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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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.

NOTA: La página web Discover & Go no está traducido. Ver el sitio web en el idioma español.

Practice tests for the California driving permit.

Get information on any topic by searching select popular magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, over 1 million images, AP videos, and references books.

Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, videos, images, and flags.

Search full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

Search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.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

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.

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