eLearning & Articles

Input your own text and images to create a professional-looking eBook, or format the book for printing. When you're done, submit your eBook to Library Journal's SELF-e project.

Get business and financial data on non-publicly traded companies. Includes information about VC fundings, private equity deals, private mergers and acquisitions, and private market investors.

Pronunciator (mobile friendly)

Learn conversational skills and grammar for over 80 languages. Some languages include special modules for children, feature-length films, music and poetry.

Access detailed directory information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, including address, sales, headquarter and subsidiary information, and SIC and NAICS numbers. Find job listings, access company information and apply for jobs all in one place.

Research in Context (Middle school) (mobile friendly)

Created specifically for middle school researchers, Research in Context covers popular topics such as cultures, government, people, U.S. history, sports, world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues with content from books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, and primary sources. Provided by Gale.

Directory information for Bay Area companies.

Articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.

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An online ebook and video collection with a focus on technology, programming, development, network administration and digital media.

Full-text articles and death notices, excluding classifieds and other ads, from the San José Mercury News. Newsbank also includes articles on news and current events from other sources.

Access high resolution digital scans of the San José Mercury News, from January, 2009 through the current year.

Science in Context (mobile friendly)

Find information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.  Content includes reference works, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Provided by Gale.

Includes practice exams, drill problems, and review guides for SAT, AP Exams, ACT, PSAT, CAHSEE, and GED exams. To create a new account you'll need your library card number.

Note: First time users will need to create an account

Full-text books from Nolo Press and other publishers, sample legal forms and videos on starting a company, operations management, sales, growing or rescuing a business.

Student Resources in Context (High school) (mobile friendly)

Get support for papers, projects and presentations that reinforce development of 21st century Common Core skills like critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; and creativity and innovation. Content includes full-text newspapers and periodicals, video and audio selections from archival film clips, broadcast video, NPR, and more, topic-searchable image galleries and interactive maps. Provided by Gale.

An online eBook collection that includes technology eBooks published by O'Reilly.

Learn to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Improve business skills in project management, marketing, and finance. Most courses are at a professional level. To create a new Treehouse account, please complete this form. If you already have a San José Public Library account with Treehouse, proceed directly to the Treehouse site.

Find scholarships, loans and financial aid.

Get homework help from a live tutor or use study guides, worksheets, and tutorials for math, science, English, social studies, and various state standardized tests. For elementary, middle school, and high school students. Learn more.

Submit your resume and cover letter for personal feedback from a trained professional. Access worksheets, tutorials and study guides for adults on citizenship, GED, computer literacy, financial literacy, and job searching. Also includes materials on helping children with homework.

U.S. History in Context (mobile friendly)

Get contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Content includes reference works, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Provided by Gale.