Academic Support


Writing Support

The School of Information offers a variety of types of support for graduate-level writing. A writing tutor is available to iSchool students who would like review their work with a specialist. See the link below for details.


INFO 203 “How-to” Videos

Most of the videos on this page are five minutes or less in length and were created by the INFO 203 peer mentors.

Please note: All captioned videos need to be downloaded and viewed with subtitles turned on in order to view captioning.

*Items marked with an asterisk require Flash and will soon be removed from this list.



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. For databases not available through the library, 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.


Degree Progress Planning

SJSU encourages students to complete their graduate degrees within three years. There is no requirement to do so, however, these tips can help MLIS and MARA students plan to complete the program within three years.