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Articles - Basic Search

Search newspapers, magazines, and other trustworthy sources for articles on any topic.

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.

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.
Note: Outside of library authentication login is: "sjpl" You can skip step of binding mobile phone number.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

A free database including scans of historical California newspapers published from 1846 to the present.

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports Magazine.

Explora Complete

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

Flipster

Read dozens of popular eMagazines in your browser or through the Flipster app (available free through most major app stores).

Gale OneFile: News

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Global Issues in Context

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues.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

Libby by Overdrive

Enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks from Overdrive on this easy to use app.

New York Times Online

Full access to current news and limited access to archives.  New York Times digital website.

Newsbank

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

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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

OverDrive

Recent bestsellers, popular fiction and nonfiction, and more.  Features eBooks in English, Español, 中文, 한국어, русский; (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Russian).

PressReader

PressReader contains over 7000 digital magazines and newspapers from around the world, in multiple languages. Read these eMagazines and eNewspapers in the PressReader app available on most devices' app store, or in your desktop/laptop's browser.

San José Mercury News (Newsbank) (1985-present)

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

San José Mercury News Home Access

Full access to current news and limited access to archives. Mercury News digital website.

San José Mercury News Online

Unlimited access to the Mercury News - In Library only
Note: In Library Only