eLearning & Articles

By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your eBook(s) with patrons of San Jose Public Library and libraries throughout California.The best self-published eBooks are selected, featured, and promoted by Library Journal.

Articles on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management; coverage extends back as far as the early 20th century.

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including The Writer and The New York Review of Books.

Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.

An online learning site that hosts a growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. The videos are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics such as web design, photo editing and project management.

Complete full text magazines in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish to read on your device or computer.

Learn conversation skills for over 60 different languages, including Spanish, French, Vietnamese, English as a Second Language as well as fun languages such as Pirate and Shakespearean English. Some languages include feature films.

Information on diseases and conditions, hospitals and physicians, and medical drugs. Includes links to a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, and clinical trials. From the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.

Music Collections at King Library (no digital images or full text)

Choral sheet music, bound volumes of Sheet Music Magazine and Sing Out! Magazine, popular songs from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s, songbooks of popular music from the 1970s on, and big band music from 1878 to 1967.

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including Billboard, Guitar Player, and Rolling Stone.

Find ancestors and research genealogy. Type in a name and receive information from millions of sources from around the world, including census records, birth, marriage and death records, military records, newspaper articles, and family trees. 

Articles on current events and hot topics, and local articles from the San Jose Mercury News from 1985 to current.

NoveList K-8 Plus (Grades K-12)

Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics.

Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for "Patron ID."

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.

Learn about current social issues with pro/con viewpoint essays, periodical articles, biographies, images, podcasts and more. Provided by Gale.

Ebooks in English, Español, 中文, русский ; (Spanish, Chinese, and Russian). 

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

Explore topics including ecosystems & biomes, energy & matter, natural disasters, space science, and more.

Explore topics including animals, food chains & food webs; green living; habitats & ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival & adaptation.

Explore key science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.