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Databases by Topic

The Library offers a large variety of online resources.  Most of these resources are accessible from virtually any electronic device and are free to all Card Holders in good standing.  Browse the complete alphabetical list below or search all Gale Resources at once using its PowerSearch.

Gale PowerSearch - Instantly access periodical, reference, and eBook content across all of the Gale databases to which we subscribe.

Virtual Libraries

The Digital Public Library of America

Virtual Library Guide (created by the library students of San Jose State University)

Automotive - Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.

Fuel Economy - US Department of Energy information concerning fuel economy and the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles. 

Books | Reading

Books & Authors - Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun.
The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757‒1817) represent the largest single collection of seventeenth and eighteenth-century English news media. 

Ebooks - Enjoy unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

Literature: LitFinder - provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies and images.

OverDrive/Libby - Download eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos, on your phone, tablet, PC, MP3 player, or eReader.

Popular Magazines - The most popular and current magazines available from all Gale resources.


Business - Contains full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory and practice.

Business: Entrepreneurship - learn how to plan, fund, start, or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.

Business Insights: Global - A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries, and industries.

Communications & Mass Media  - Articles on advertising and public relations, linguistics, and related fields.

Economics & Theory - Articles on economics, interviews with CEOs, and entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship - Real business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more (formerly Small Business Resource Center)

Hospitality & Tourism - Articles on the hospitality and tourism fields, plus travel guides.

Insurance & Liability - Articles on mortgages, labor relations, legal issues.


Academic - Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines.

Educator's Reference Complete - Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in education.

Elementary - (formerly Kids InfoBits) introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

High School (Gale In Context) - An engaging student experience merges magazines, news, and multimedia.

High School Edition - An engaging student experience merges magazines, news, and multimedia.

Kids Infobits -  Learn about animals, plants, music, science, and sports.

    Learning Express Library - Online practice tests, skills-building for math, reading, writing, computer skills tutorials, and career development tools.

    Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers

    National Geographic Kids - Fun, substantive content takes kids 6-14 on adventures in science, nature, culture, and space.


    Ancestry Library Edition - Access at the library.  Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story.

    Fold3 - Use this link to access Fold3 from the JCLD.

    Fold3 - Use this link to access Fold3 remotely.

    • Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.

    HeritageQuest® Online - is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps.


    U.S. History - Academic articles, videos, primary documents, and more on topics in U.S. history.

    War & Terrorism - Articles on war and its causes, current events, terrorism.

    World History - Well-rounded coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.

    Health | Wellness | Medicine

    Health & Medicine - Find reliable information on fitness, pregnancy, nutrition, and other health topics.

    Health & Wellness - Health-focused magazines, reference, video.

    Nursing Resource Center - Overviews, care plans, journal results, and diagrams complement encyclopedia text.

    Nursing & Allied Health - Articles on direct patient care, healthcare administration.

    Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine - Articles on treatment techniques, experimental research.

    Hobbies and Leisure

    Culinary Arts - Recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information.

    Fine Arts - Articles on art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields..

    Gardening & Horticulture - Articles on the practical aspects of gardening, horticulture.

    Home Improvement - Articles on architectural techniques, zoning requirements, tools.

    News and Current Events

    General OneFile - Provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is helpful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. 

    News - Regional, national, and world newspapers


    Agriculture  - Articles on farming, horticulture, and agriculture-related fields.

    Information Science - Articles on the information and library science profession and related topics.

    Informe Academico  - Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.

    Science -  Updated daily, this collection includes 1.6 million articles and 200 journals.

    LegalTrac - Covers U.S. cases, laws, regulations, legal practice, and international law.

    Social Sciences

    Diversity Studies - Articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society.

    Environmental Studies - Multimedia coverage of environmental issues, including health care and climate change.

    Environmental Studies & Policy - Articles on environmental policies, perspectives.

    Gender Studies - Articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health.

    Opposing Viewpoints - (Gale In Context) - Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.

    Pop Culture Studies - Articles on popular culture analysis.

    Psychology - Articles on personality, the human mind, memory.

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