A number of databases are available to students and faculty. Faculty may require use of specific databases in some classes. In general, you will have access to a large number of databases through the King Library throughout your student career. You will need the current iSchool Restricted Materials username and password to access some resources. This log-in will be provided by your instructor and is updated each semester. The password is for the use of faculty and students only and should not be shared with anyone outside the program.
If you need the additional resources from the list below, contact Gina Lee for an account. Please include your name and student ID number in your note.
Listed below is information about specialized services available to our students.
Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Students, faculty and staff have unlimited access to over 850 interactive lessons related to legal education. Lessons focus on legal topics but also include the following topics of interest to all LIS students:
- Government Documents
- Periodicals Indexes and Library Catalogs
- Punctuation and Grammar Basics
- Punctuation and Grammar Advanced
Current students can use the iSchool Restricted Materials login to access further details.
ProQuest Dialog may be requested by instructors. Refer to ProQuest information below.
The EOS.Web integrated library system is available for class and individual academic use. Faculty and students have access to the cataloging, acquisitions, and serials modules.
Contact Gina Lee for account details.
All students and faculty also have access to Factiva through the SJSU Library's databases.
All students and faculty can access all of the Gale databases through this program co-sponsored by ALISE. Read more at ischool.sjsu.edu/people/faculty-handbook/library-resources/gale-databases
Nexis login page: http://www.nexis.com/
General user documentation: http://www.lexisnexis.com/bis-user-information/nexis/
Students generally receive a LexisNexis account when they take INFO 244. Instructors who wish to arrange for LexisNexis student accounts should contact Gina Lee.
All students and faculty also have access to LexisNexis through the SJSU Library's databases.
Students and faculty can access the following NoveList databases:
The password is available to use these databases. (You will need the current SJSU iSchool restricted materials username and password to access the NoveList password page.) The password and/or User ID will be changed each semester.
OCLC - First Search
First Search login page: firstsearch.oclc.org/
The FirstSearch databases that OCLC produces (WorldCat in particular) are available without restriction, but the third party content (H.W. Wilson for example) is not.
Instructors who wish to use this resource in their courses should contact Gina Lee for login information.
ProQuest databases are offered through King Library and there is also the Graduate Education Program directly through ProQuest with more extensive offerings. Instructors who wish to use these resources may make arrangements directly with ProQuest; refer to http://www.proquest.com/about/library-advocacy/Graduate-Education-Program.html.
RefWorks bibliographic management software helps researchers gather, store and share citations and generate bibliographies in various formats. Access to RefWorks is available to currently enrolled iSchool students through the King Library.
Set up an account with RefWorks once you have your Library Account. RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats. You will need the group code to access RefWorks off campus.
Web of Science
To access Web of Science, use the King Library databases: http://library.calstate.edu/sanjose/databases/database/157
Visit http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-science/?utm_source=false&utm_medium=false&utm_campaign=false for a complete listing of training materials.
Westlaw is available to students in classes where the instructor is teaching the use of Westlaw.
First time use:
- Go to the Thomson West Librarian Resource Center
- Find the blue box titled "Westlaw in Library Schools" and follow the link below to activate your LIS password
- Complete the registration wizard, entering your password when prompted to do so.
- Once registered, this may take you to lawschool.westlaw.com, Enter your new password and accept the terms of the user agreement.
- Exit out of "lawschool" and go to www.westlaw.com
The student passwords are good for 4 months from the date of registration.