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ABCmouse Library Card Required.

ABCmouse.com is an online learning resource for children from age 2 through 8+, designed to help them build a strong educational foundation in readiness for school.  There are more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. Children can play educational games, read interactive books, and take lessons in school subjects. Create a parent account and add up to 3 child learners. FAQ.

Academic Search Complete: Research Scholarly Full-Text Articles Library Card Required.

Supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more. Includes more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Pharmaceutical Education, Psychiatry, Law, Mathematical Analysis, Critical Care Research. 

Note, some journals have an embargo on current issues.

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ALLDATA: Auto Repair (*in-library use only, not available remotely)

Provides diagnostic information as well as, maintenance & repair instructions for cars and trucks. Features most makes and models of automobiles from 1982 to present.

Browser compatibility: Google Chrome is not supported. Please use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.

*While the majority of our online resources are accessible remotely, this resource is only accessible from inside the library. When visiting the library you can access this resource from a personal laptop computer that is connected to our WiFi network, or you can access this resource from one of our library computers, including our laptops available from the laptop kiosk.

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Ancestry Library (*temporarily available for remote access) Library Card Required.

Use Ancestry Library Edition to search genealogical records and discover more about your family history. This database includes records from the U.S. Census, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more.

* Ancestry Library is temporarily available for remote access with your library card while all SCCLD Libraries remain closed.

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Architectural Digest Magazine Archive (1922-2011) Library Card Required.

Covers the history of design, offers inspirational ideas and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts from 1922-2011. 

Features include the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide, as well as celebrity style, landscaping, renovation, technology and travel.

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Article Search Library Card Required.

Atlantic Magazine Archive, The (1857-2014) Library Card Required.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication, it has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Greenleaf Whittier.

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Audiolibros y libros digitales en español de OverDrive / Libby (eBooks & Audiobooks in Spanish) Library Card Required.

Descargue o transmita libros electrónicos y audiolibros en español. Puede disfrutar de títulos populares y literatura clásica, historias para niños y adolescentes, y mucho más en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar.

Download or stream eBooks and Audiobooks in the Spanish language. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, and much more anytime, anywhere.







Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook (*in-library use only, not available remotely)

Offers evaluation and ratings for local goods and service providers. Topics include automotive services, health care providers, home services, leisure & travel, personal finance, pet care services, and local stores.  All information is compiled by the non-profit consumer organization, the Center for the Study of Services.

* While the majority of our online resources are accessible remotely, this resource is only accessible from inside the library. When visiting the library you can access this resource from a personal laptop computer that is connected to our WiFi network, or you can access this resource from one of our library computers, including our laptops available from the laptop kiosk.

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek Archive (1929-2000) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • Business management
  • Marketing
  • Labor
  • Finance
  • Economic policy

Businessweek was originally published to be a resource for business managers. Early sections of the magazine included marketing, labor, finance, management and “Washington Outlook”, which made Businessweek one of the first publications to cover national political issues that directly impacted the business world.

In the 1950s it published its first Executive Pay survey, which remains a popular feature.

In the 1970s, the magazine shifted its strategy and added the general consumer interested in stocks, bonds, and other investments.

As of 1975, the magazine was carrying more advertising pages annually than any other magazine in the United States. Businessweek began publishing its annual rankings of United States business school MBA programs in 1988.

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BookFlix Library Card Required.

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BookFlix includes:

  • Over a hundred classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction eBook. Spanish language versions of 37 pairs.
  • Read-aloud support so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words and directions for each activity read aloud.
  • Educational games and activities so children can show what they have learned.
  • Meet the author section to learn more about the author of each fiction book.
  • And more!

Scholastic BookFlix is specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers – it’s the perfect resource for independent reading practice at the library and at home!

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Brainfuse Adult Learning Center: Online Tutoring & Skill Building Library Card Required.

Whether you're going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, the Adult Learning Center is here to help. Tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 PM. The following services are included:

  • Live tutoring - get one-on-one help
  • Skill building - connect with a tutor to get help with an academic skill
  • Writing lab - get help with your writing - whether it's a report, essay, resume, cover letter, or any other type of writing material.
  • Test center - offers a variety of practice tests in math, reading, writing, High School Equivalency, U.S. Citizenship 
  • Microsoft Office Help - get help with the Microsoft Office suite
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Brainfuse HelpNow: Online Tutoring & Homework Help for Students Library Card Required.

Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor from 1-10 p.m., any day of the week. Spanish tutors are also available.

Additional services provided include the following:

  • Writing Lab: Get feedback within one business day.
  • SkillSurfer: Study resources and test prep.
  • Send Question: Get a response within one business day.
  • Language Lab: Live help learning Spanish.
  • LEAP: Create a customized learning plan.
  • Flashbulb: Create and share flashcards, tests and games.
  • eParachute: Identify potential majors and career paths.
  • MEET Virtual Study Rooms: Collaborate with classmates.
  • Brainwave videos: Record your notes to watch and share writing.
  • Live Chess Tutoring: Online tutoring help from an expert chess coach. This service is available Monday - Thursday from 3:00-8:59 PM PST.  
  • FAFSA Live Help: Get help with filling out your application form.

HelpNow by Brainfuse brinda ayuda con tareas y escritura, tutoría en vivo y servicios de preparación para exámenes. Los tutores de habla inglesa y española están disponibles de lunes a domingo de 1 a 10 p.m. para recibir asistencia personalizada en una amplia variedad de temas.

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Brainfuse VetNow: Online Help with VA Benefits & Transitioning to Civilian Careers Library Card Required.

VetNow offers live online assistance for veterans and their families on a wide variety of resources:

  • Connect with a live tutor to help navigate your eligible VA Benefits, including housing & health care assistance
  • Choose skill building lessons in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, and a wide range of practice tests to master high school equivalency tests, college entrance exams, career prep, Praxis, ASVAB, GRE, ESL and more.
  • Get help with live job coaching, identifying skills, resume building, and translating military experiences into civilian occupations. 

Live tutors are available Monday – Sunday from 1:00-10:00 PM PDT.

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Cell (1995-Present) Library Card Required.

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines. Areas covered include molecular biology, cell biology, stem cells, genetics & genomics, cancer research, immunology, neuroscience, structural biology, microbiology, virology, and more. The journal is published twice a month by Cell Press.
Available in ScienceDirect.

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CIA The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

ComicsPlus by LibraryPass Comics & Graphic Novels Library Card Required.

Enjoy thousands of digital graphic novels and comics, available 24/7 on web-connected devices. Includes fiction and nonfiction, indie comics, Sunday funnies, and manga!

Sign in with your card number and PIN to borrow and download comics. Checkouts last 7 days, but you can renew instantly and as often as you like. Download for offline reading.

Comics Plus offers a new app for Android and iOS devices, called “Library Pass.” To login, please use your card number and PIN. The labels on the sign-in page read Email Address and Password. We’ve asked the vendor to correct the labels, which they will do with their next major enhancement. We apologize for the confusion this might cause when signing into the new Library Pass app.

For more information about this collection, please see ComicsPlus FAQs and Lending Information.

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Consumer Magazines on Flipster Digital Newsstand Library Card Required.

Access the latest issue as well as back issues of some popular consumer magazines:

  • Consumer Reports (2014 - Present)
  • Consumer Reports On Health (2015 - Present)
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide (2015 - Present)
  • AARP: The Magazine (2016 - Present)
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Consumer Reports (1991 – Present) Library Card Required.

Read reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services including appliances, cars & trucks, electronics, etc. It provides product recalls and safety and reliability of individual brands.

Tips for Searching:

  1. Click the link "Search within this publication."
  2. If using the "Basic Search" option, use Boolean Operators like AND, OR, NOT followed by your search term.  For example: JN "Consumer Reports" AND Washing Machines. 


  1. Click the link "Search within this publication."
  2. Click on Advanced Search.
  3. The first search box displays: JN "Consumer Reports".  Add your search term, such as the term "Washing Machines" into the second search box.

Consumer Reports is available within EBSCO MasterFILE Complete.

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CQ Press Congress Collection Library Card Required.

Use the Congress Collection to:

  • Find biographical, political, and electoral data about every member of Congress since the 79th Congress (1945).
  • Search encyclopedic information, legislative analysis, and Supreme Court case summaries about Congress.
  • Research floor votes, the full legislation text, and a state delegation vote map.
  • Analyze each member and their demographics with interest group scores.
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Digital ReeL – Newspaper Microfilm Collection New!

Digital ReeL provides online access to SCCLD’s microfilm collection of historical local newspapers, digitized for enhanced access and searching capabilities. Up to ten patrons can access this service concurrently. If you are unable to access this service, please check back at a later time.

Access from Home: From outside the library you can access Santa Clara County historical newspapers from 1895-1923. The archive includes local newspapers from Campbell, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Saratoga.   

Access from the Library: From within the library you can access our entire collection of Santa Clara County historical newspapers from 1895-2018.  The archive incudes local newspapers from Campbell, Cupertino, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, and Saratoga.  

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Dragonsource Qikan eMagazines – Chinese Library Card Required.

龍源期刊網/ Dragonsource Qikan eMagazines

源自中國大陸2,000多種期刊和雜誌, 涵蓋40多個主題領域而成的電子期刊平台。內容包括商業、經濟、時尚、娛樂、電影和旅遊, 也提供學術期刊、在中國出版的英語期刊及貿易出版物等等。所有電子版本都會不斷更新, 以便對應於紙版期刊, 許多版本也都提供廣泛的庫存目錄。電子期刊內容可隨時以簡體中文和繁體中文互相切換。

龙源期刊网/ Dragonsource Qikan eMagazines

源自中国大陆2,000多种期刊和杂志, 涵盖40多个主题领域而成的电子期刊平台。内容包括商业、经济、时尚、娱乐、电影和旅游, 也提供学术期刊、在中国出版的英语期刊及贸易出版物等等。所有电子版本都会不断更新, 以便对应於纸版期刊, 许多版本也都提供广泛的库存目录。电子期刊内容可随时以简体中文和繁体中文互相切换。

Over 2,000 journals and magazines from China, spanning more than 40 subject areas. Topics include business, economics, family, education, fashion, entertainment, film, and travel. Also includes academic journals, English-language journals published in China, trade publications, and more. All are updated continuously to correspond with the print editions, and many have extensive back lists available. Available in either traditional or simplified characters.

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Ebony Magazine Archive (1945-2014) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • African-American culture
  • Business
  • Civil rights
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic studies
  • Fashion
  • History
  • ​Politics

The magazine archives of Ebony covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. One notable feature is the annual selection of the “100 most Influential Blacks in America,” featuring entertainment figures, politicians, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs.

During the 1960s, the magazine increasingly covered the Civil Rights Movement. Articles published in the magazine were about political events happening all over the U.S., in which activists protested racial violence and advocated for increasing social mobility for African–Americans across the diaspora. Also published in the magazine was content about the Black Power Movement. Ebony also commemorated historical events that contributed to black citizenship and freedom such as the September 1963 issue that honored the 100 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. 

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EBSCO Reference eBook Collection eBooks & Audiobooks New! Library Card Required.

Access hundreds of reference and non-fiction eBook titles on a variety of subjects including art & architecture, computer science, health & medicine, history, and more. Also included are full-text classics, poetry, and drama that are in the public domain. All titles can be read online or downloaded to your device for 21 days (see our Get Started Guide for more info).

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Explora (Subject Search) Library Card Required.

Offers a collection of full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering a variety of subject areas including:

  • Arts & Literature
  • Biography, History & Social Science
  • Business & Careers
  • Current Events
  • Geography & Culture
  • Science & Math

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Explora for Elementary Schools

Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments.  With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.


Fold3 Library Edition Library Card Required.

Provides access to a growing collection of U.S. military records from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Contains millions of archived records, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Fold3 is perfect for researching the military, history, and genealogy.

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Forbes Magazine Archive (1917-2000) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • Wall Street
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Money and investments

Published bi-weekly, Forbes has been featuring original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

Forbes was started by Bertie Charles Forbes in 1917 with the idea of devoting it to “doers and doings.” 

Today the magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), of the America's Wealthiest Celebrities, of the world's top companies (the Forbes Global 2000), 30 Under 30, World's 100 Most Powerful Women, and The World's Billionaires.

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Fortune Magazine Archive (1930-2000) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • American business
  • International business
  • Economics
  • Industry
  • Technology

The publication was founded by Henry R. Luce in 1929 just a few months after the dramatic stock market crash. Luce is also known for launching other famous magazine titles including TIME, Life, and Sports Illustrated.

At a time when most business publications were little more than numbers and statistics printed in black and white, Fortune was an oversized 11"×14" publication, using creamy heavy paper, and colorful cover art. Fortune's advertisements were vivid and lush, and the magazine was also noted for its photography, featuring the work of Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams, and others.

Luce also recruited young literary talent including Archibald MacLeish, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Alfred Kazin to fill its pages with human interest stories that were at times bold and critical. Among the critical they wrote were an exposé about the munitions industry, as well as critical pieces about Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt.

Today the magazine is known for its ranked lists, including the Fortune 500, a ranking of companies by revenue that it has published annually since 1955.The magazine is also known for its annual Fortune Investor's Guide.

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Freegal Music Library Card Required.

Freegal Music is our free digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs from 200+ genres, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. The collection also features music videos and audiobooks. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 5 DRM-free songs or two music videos per week. You can also create and save playlists and share them with others.

Freegal Music can be accessed from your computer or mobile device, as well as from our public computer stations (ask for ear plugs at the reference desk while supplies last). All you need is your library card and PIN. Lending Information. Help Guide.

Note: When you access the Freegal Music link you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to Freegal Music website, a downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment, including Online Distribution Alliance. This service is provided at no charge to Santa Clara County Library District patrons. Library cardholders may listen to 24/7 unlimited streaming music and download five songs or two videos per week using their card number and PIN. By clicking here to access its content, you agree to Freegal End User License Agreement and accept all risks and responsibilities for the losses and damages that may arise from your use of Freegal Music. The Santa Clara County Library District bears no responsibility for the services provided by Freegal Music, and you should contact Freegal Music for answers to questions regarding its content.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Santa Clara County Library District from all claims and liability arising from your use of Freegal Music services. Please be aware that policies that apply to the Library and its website may not be the same as the terms of use for other websites. Technical requirements and services are the sole responsibility of Freegal Music.


GVRL – Gale Virtual Reference Library: Ready Reference eBooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Optimized for search and discovery, the GVRL platform enables you to search through hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.

Once you’ve selected the content, download and save it to your drive and document using Google Suite for Education or Microsoft Collaboration.

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Headspace – Meditation Made Simple Library Card Required.

Headspace is meditation made simple - an app designed for busy, modern lives to learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. The app offers hundreds of guided meditations on a variety of topics - from stress and sleep, to focus and performance.

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HyRead: 繁體中文電子書和電子雜誌 / Chinese eBooks & eMagazines eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

HyRead 是一個繁體中文電子書及電子雜誌平台,主要提供台灣出版的中文圖書、雜誌和影音項目,內容包羅萬象,適合各年齡層的讀者借閱,借閱期滿還能自動歸還。可直接網上閱讀或下載HyRead App (支援PC/iOS/Android) 到各種瀏覽器進行離線閱覽,讓您隨時隨地可輕鬆閱讀!

HyRead 是一个繁体中文电子书及电子杂志平台,主要提供台湾出版的中文图书、杂志和影音项目,內容包罗万象,适合各年龄层的读者借阅,借阅期满还能自动归还。可直接网上阅读或下载HyRead App (支持PC/iOS/Android) 到各种浏览器进行离线阅览,让您随时随地可轻松阅读!

HyRead is a traditional Chinese language eBook and eMagazine platform that includes titles and multimedia content for all ages. Get the HyRead App for iOS, Android, or Windows 10 or read in your browser. Lending Information. Help Guide.

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LearningExpress: Skill-Building Courses, Occupational Practice Tests, Career & Academic Tests, & Much More! Library Card Required.

LearningExpress Library is an online learning platform to take self-paced courses and practice tests. You will find:

  • Skill-building courses and eBooks to help with reading, writing, and math.
  • Occupational practice tests and civil service exams for a variety of career choices. 
  • Career and academic tests.

Available in English and Spanish. New users will be asked to create a user name and password when they first access the resource.

A través de Recursos para Hispanohablantes de Learning Express Library usted podrá hacer actividades para mejorar sus habilidades de lectura, escritura y matemáticas, y prepararse para el examen de GED. 

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Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000) Library Card Required.

Features storytelling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations.

Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek.

Life Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.

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LinkedIn Learning for Libraries (Formerly Lynda.com) Library Card Required.

Online self-paced learning courses for continuing education in business, marketing, management, software, technology, creative skills and more! Discover teacher tips as well as courses teaching software and coding for educators. Courses are offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. Certificates of Completion are available; they are provided in the form of a plain document without any personal identifiable information such as your name. FAQ: Accessing the LinkedIn Learning App

Please Note: LinkedIn Learning requires users to be 16 or older. LinkedIn Learning also asks users under the age of 16 to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to LinkedIn Learning’s Terms of Use and LinkedIn Learning’s Privacy Policy. By following the link above to access LinkedIn Learning, you certify that you are 16 or older, and that if you are under the age of 16, that you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to LinkedIn Learning’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Maclean’s Magazine Archive (1905-2015) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • North American history
  • International news
  • Politics and law
  • Business and advertising
  • Popular culture and trends
  • Journalism

Maclean’s is a leading Canadian news and general interest magazine. Providing a unique perspective on national and international news and culture, the magazine covers investigative reporting, opinion and analysis on politics, economics, technology and more.

During World War I, the magazine published first-hand accounts of life on the western front while remaining critical of Canada’s war efforts.

The magazine also provided literary pieces and artistic expressions and ran fiction by Robert W. Service, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and O. Henry. It provided commentary by Stephen Leacock and illustrations by C. W. Jefferys, F. S. Coburn, and several Group of Seven members, including A. J. Casson, Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald.

During and shortly after World War II, the magazine featured war photography by Yousuf Karsh, and articles by war correspondents John Clare and Lionel Shapiro.

During the 1950s the magazine was noted for its articles on the Canadian landscape and profiles of town and city life. The feature article, The Mysterious North, by Pierre Berton, promoted a new national interest in the Arctic. In addition the magazine provided exposés that challenged the criminal justice system, explored LSD, and artificial insemination.

In the 1970s the magazine became well known for Allan Fotheringham’s column that was printed on the back page of the magazine. Legend has it that most readers would go to read the back page first, and then proceed to read the magazine from back to front.

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Mathematics Magazine (1997-Present) Library Card Required.

Mathematics Magazine is a refereed bimonthly publication of the Mathematical Association of America, offering a wide range of mathematical topics along with examples, applications, illustrations, and historical background. Search a topic or article, or browse current and past issues.
Available in Taylor & Francis Online.  

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Consumer health information produced by the National Institutes of Health. Features a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, information on medications, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Mercury News Historical Archive, The (1886-1922) Library Card Required.

Find full-text articles on local news, obituaries, announcements, events, people, and much more from archived issues of the Mercury News.
Available in NewsBank.

More Mercury News resources: Mercury News (2006-Current) | Mercury News (1985-Recent)
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Mercury News Online, The (2006-Current) Library Card Required.

Get full access to today's articles from your local newspaper through the online version of The Mercury News. Headlines are updated throughout the day and readers may enjoy local, national, and world news. Read the latest articles about business, technology, sports, etc. or review editorials, obituaries, and much more.

Full-text articles including articles from the Associated Press may be available as far back as 2006.

If you are interested in articles from before 2006, the library has access to certain, but not all, time periods from The Mercury News. We offer two additional, separate online services through a different provider, Newsbank, for issues from these time periods. Use your library card number and PIN to enjoy unlimited access.

Please Note: The Mercury News requires users to be 18 or older. The Mercury News asks users under the age of 18 to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to The Mercury News Terms of Use and The Mercury News Privacy Policy. By following the link above to access The Mercury News, you certify that you are 18 or older, and that if you are under the age of 18 years, that you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to the The Mercury News Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

When accessing The Mercury News link, you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to The Mercury News site. This service is provided at no charge to Santa Clara County Library District patrons. Please be aware that policies that apply to the Library and its website may not be the same as the Terms of Use for other websites. By proceeding, you agree to accept and assume all risks and responsibilities for the losses and damages that may arise from your use of The Mercury News website and release the Santa Clara County Library District from all liability.

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Mercury News, The (1985-Recent) Library Card Required.

Provides current, full-text articles written by Mercury News staff on local news, business, sports, front, editorials and obituaries. Excludes freelance and AP articles as well as classifieds and other ads.

Available in NewsBank.
Please Note: Latest issues are sometimes posted after a delay on the vendor's side.

More Mercury News resources: Mercury News (2006-Current) | Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922)
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Music Online: American Music Library Card Required.

Music Online: American Music is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. All content is available for unlimited streaming.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music Library Card Required.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. All content is available for unlimited streaming.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries Library Card Required.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. All content is available for unlimited streaming.


Nation Magazine Archive, The (1865-Present) Library Card Required.

Research Areas:

  • Activism
  • Arts
  • Books
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Society

With The Nation researchers can access 14 decades of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865.  The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in American and world history, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism. 

In the first year of publication, one of the magazine's regular features was The South As It Is, dispatches from a tour of the war-torn region by John Richard Dennett, a recent Harvard graduate and a veteran of the Port Royal Experiment. Dennett interviewed Confederate veterans, freed slaves, agents of the Freedmen's Bureau, and ordinary people he met by the side of the road.

From 1880 to 1930 the magazine became a literary supplement to the daily newspaper New York Evening Post as it was acquired by the Henry Villard, a newspaperman turned railroad baron.

During the 1930s the magazine praised the accomplishments of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal  and wrote in support of the nationalization of many industries.  

The Nation supported the war effort during WWII and because of its far left ideology it was banned by several school libraries during the height of the McCarthy era.

Today the magazine remains a left leaning magazine and it celebrated its 150 year anniversary in 2015 with a documentary and a 268-page special issue​.

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National Geographic Virtual Library eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

This collection includes the following material:

  • National Geographic Magazine (1888 - Present)
  • National Geographic Traveler (2010 - Present)
  • People, Animals, and the World (browse for eBooks, articles, images, and videos)
  • National Geographic Kids (browse for eBooks, articles, images, and videos for kids ages 6-14)

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New York Times, The (Current Issues) Library Card Required.

The New York Times Online is available in three editions: English, Spanish and Chinese. Click on ESPAÑOL or 中文 on top of the webpage to access the Spanish or Chinese edition.

Headlines are updated throughout the day and readers have access to Times Video, which provides short videos on culture, entertainment, world news, science, and much more. Lending Information. FAQ.

A few limitations to be aware of:

  • Mobile apps are available only for remote access. If you're connected to the Library's WiFi inside the library you will not be able to use the mobile app version. To use the app, redeem your code through the Library's website first and then follow the prompts to either sign-in or register. Once you've signed in, you can switch to the app version and sign in with the same credentials to start using the app.
  • Articles from 1923-1980 are not available for in-library access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via off-site access.
  • The archives for 1851-1922 and 1981 - present are unlimited.
  • The Crosswords app is not included. However, crosswords from the past week, as well as a handful from the archive, are available in the Crosswords section.
  • The Cooking app is not included, but patrons can access recipes via the Food section on nytimes.com.
  • To visit historic issues of The New York Times, visit this link


請點撃主頁面正上方的“中文”選項 進入中文介面。

頭條新聞每日即時更新,時報視頻 (Times Video)  則提供有關文化、娛樂、世界新聞、科學等多元短視頻。


请点撃主页面正上方的“中文”选项 进入中文介面。

头条新闻每日即时更新,时报视频 (Times Video)  则提供有关文化、娱乐、世界新闻、科学等多元短视频。

Edición en español del New York Times en línea

Los titulares del periódico se actualizan a lo largo del día. Haga clic en “Español” el la parte superior de la página web.

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New York Times, The (Historic Issues) Library Card Required.

From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to international, local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports the New York Times: Historic Issues provides easily-searchable firsthand accounts and coverage from 1851 through three years previous to the current year.

Every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. 

Available in ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

To browse individual issues, click on "Publications." You will see three different editions of the New York Times available: The New York Daily Times (1851-1857), The New York Times (1857-1922), The New York Times (1923-three years previous to the current year).

  • Select an issue based on date.
  • Scroll to the section "Browse specific issues" and then follow the links to get to a specific date/issue. 
  • To access the current issue of The New York Times, visit this link
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News for You

Password: FAC9CC. This website is an online news source designed for people who are learning to read, write, or speak English. Seven new stories based on current events are posted weekly. They are written at reading levels 3-6. News for You Online includes a Tips for Teachers section where instructors can find the video How to Use News for You Online and other helpful resources. 

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Nolo Press Self-Help Titles / EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Find legal forms and reference eBooks, as well as how-to instructions for legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. State-specific legal forms are searchable by topics such as Adoption, Bankruptcy, and Name Changes.

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NoveList K-8 Plus Book Recommendations Find a Good Book: Reviews, Recommendations, & More Library Card Required.

Looking for a great new book to read? Try NoveList!

NoveList K-8 Plus  is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books.


Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) Library Card Required.

This online resource covers today's hot button social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. You will find pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, primary sources, interactive maps, infographics, and more. 

The full-text articles that are available cover current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more, which make it great for speech and debate classes or for research assignments.

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OverDrive Magazines Library Card Required.

View 3,000+ full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including Rolling StonesVogueUS WeeklyThe Economist and much more. Includes international content from a variety of countries such as Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Latin America, Japan, Korea, Russia, etc. You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.  Access is for simultaneous use for 7, 14, or 21 days (depending on your personal account settings). Lending Information. Help Guide.

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OverDrive Magazines for Kids & Teens Library Card Required.

View complete, full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including HelloHigh FiveHighlightsNational Geographic for Kids, and more! Includes international content from a variety of countries such as Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Latin America, Japan, Korea, Russia, etc. You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.  Access is for simultaneous use for 7, 14, or 21 days (depending on your personal account settings). Lending Information. Help Guide.

OverDrive Video Library Card Required.

Checkout and stream free shows, movies, and more through OverDrive! Enjoy feature films, TV series, children's programming, documentaries, educational content, and instructional videos.  Videos will play in the OverDrive app or in your web browser.

Note: Some restrictions may apply and you may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on a Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Android 7.X devices, even using the OverDrive app.

Oxford Handbook of Opera Library Card Required.

The Oxford Handbook of Opera captures the highly charged dynamic between opera and its audience, bringing the complexities of scholarship and the excitement of performance into the mainstream conversation. Fifty essays address an extensive range of topics, ranging from What is opera? to Divas and Divos to The Operatic Canon.

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Oxford Reference eBooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Provides ready reference eBooks from Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

Highlights from the collection include architecture, economic history, music, German and American literature, Shakespeare, ancient Egypt, the Reformation, the Renaissance, women in world history, and much more.

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O’Reilly for Public Libraries (Formerly Known as Safari Tech eBooks) eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Get instant access to videos and full-color reference eBooks geared toward the Information Technology sector. Enjoy access to early releases for titles published by O’Reilly Media. Also included are titles for personal & professional development and for project management.

Publishers include O'Reilly Media, Cisco Press, Adobe Press, Microsoft Press, John Wiley & Sons, Apress, Pearson Certification, Peach Pit, Career Press, and much more. FAQs.

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PressReader – Digital Kiosk of Newspapers & Magazines with Worldwide Coverage Library Card Required.

Full view of newspapers and magazines from 120+ countries with 60+ languages including publications from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States. Includes up to 3 months of back coverage. Lending Information.

If you are accessing PressReader from outside the library, click the "Sign In button " in the top, right corner. In the sign in window that comes up click on "Library and Group", then select "Santa Clara County Library District" and enter your Library Card Number and PIN for full access to PressReader. 

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Publication Title Search Library Card Required.


Reading Counts! Book Expert Online Find a Good Book: Reviews, Recommendations, & More

This searchable database provides information about books that are supported by Reading Counts! quizzes. Teachers, students, and parents can locate the right title to read.

Search by title, author, grade level, Lexile measure and other criteria to find information about books that includes annotated descriptions and key metrics.

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Rosetta Stone Library Edition: Language Learning Including ESL Library Card Required.

Immersion language learning for 30 languages including English (ESL)! Online courses are available in different proficiency levels and structured around core lessons that help build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills using interactive voice comparison, illustrative images, quizzes, and challenges. FAQs & Instructions.

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Salem Press eBooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Salem Press offers online access to its print titles owned by Santa Clara County Library District. 

Full-text versions of Salem Press history titles include:

  • Great Lives in History: The Eighteenth Century
  • Defining Documents in American History: Immigration & Immigrant Communities (1650-2016)

Full-text versions of Salem Press literary titles include:

  • Recommended Reading: 600 Classics Reviewed - Reviews classics that continue to interest general readers and literary specialists, year after year.  
  • Critical Surveys of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology includes traditional literature from a broad range of regions and cultures.

Also includes full-text career titles like Careers Outdoors, and health titles like Magill's Medical Guide. Please note: the information provided in that database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

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Scholastic Go! Library Card Required.

Scholastic Go! offers comprehensive nonfiction content for kids in grade 3 and up. Includes the following four encyclopedia databases: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Find daily news and current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and videos.

Scholastic Teachables: Ready-to-Use Educational Material for Ages 4 to 11 New! Library Card Required.

Great for parents, teachers, and educators, this resource provides tens of thousands of searchable and printable, ready-to-use educational materials for ages 4-11 that are standard aligned. Find lesson plans, skill building packs, leveled mini books, coloring sheets, graphic organizers, clip art, and more. Use this resource for homeschooling or in the classroom. Also great for creating storytime activities, or designing lesson plans for English Language Learners.

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Science Immunology Library Card Required.

Science Immunology provides readers the latest immunological research, with the inclusion of human clinical research, as well as coverage of new tools and techniques. 

The Science family of publications has grown to include online journals Science Translational MedicineScience SignalingScience ImmunologyScience Robotics and the open access journal Science Advances.

Areas of research include Allergy and Asthma, Antibodies, Autoimmunity, Cancer Immunology, Cytokines, Host Defense, Immunogenomics, Immunotherapy, Infectious Disease, Inflammation and Fibrosis, Vaccines, and more.

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Science Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1880-1996) Library Card Required.

Known as Science Classics, this database provides access to the digital archives of the journal Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996, delivering over a century of high-impact scientific literature from the world's largest general science journal.

The Science family of publications has grown to include online journals Science Translational MedicineScience SignalingScience ImmunologyScience Robotics and the open access journal Science Advances.

Also check out Nobel Laureates and Breakthrough Prize Winners Published in Science - Science has published the research of over 400 Nobel Laureates since the award’s inception in 1901. This flyer lists those award-winning authors by year and category.

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Science Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1997 – Present) Library Card Required.

Founded in 1880 with seed money from Thomas Edison, Science magazine publishes original scientific research, global news, and commentary.

The Science family of publications has grown to include online journals Science Translational MedicineScience SignalingScience ImmunologyScience Robotics and the open access journal Science Advances.

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