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Communication Studies: Library Basics

Work from Home

King Library's catalog, databases and eBooks can be accessed off campus.  

Get off-campus access with: 

Your name, 9 digit SJSU ID number and your library PIN.

Get answers to your off-campus access questions.

Textbooks available as eBooks in the Library

Below is a link to a list of electronic textbooks that are available to SJSU students for free.  The list is updated each semester, and sometimes within the semester, so check back often to see the latest updates.

For other assigned reading that may be available in the library check the course reserves catalog by course number or the professor's name: 

catalog.sjlibrary.org/search/p

and the library catalog:

discover.sjlibrary.org/iii/encore_sjsu/

Textbooks available as eBooks

 

Account Setup and Preferences

You will need to set up the following accounts in order to use library resources:

1. Create a Library Account  Go to "My Library" Account & PIN Management and sign up for an account using your name, SJSU ID, and a PIN you create.

Remember your PIN!

2. Set up an ILLiad account with Interlibrary Services so you can request articles from journals not owned by SJSU Library.

3. Set up an account with RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to create bibliographies in a variety of formats. You will need the group code to access RefWorks off campus (go to Get Library Passwords).

4. Set your preferences in Google Scholar. Go to the Google Scholar tutorial for a step-by-step view of this process.

Need Help?

Access Course Reserve Materials 

These are materials set aside by your professor

Interlibrary Loan

Use this service to get materials not owned by our library

Library Account Problems

Contact Jeff Frank for help with your library account or call 408-808-2000

Technical Support for Off-Campus Access

Contact Student Computing Services for help troubleshooting your remote access to the library materials.

 

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Geetali Basu

Contact: 4th Floor

Martin Luther King Library

E-Mail: geetali.basu@sjsu,edu

Telephone: 408-808-2651

On campus: Monday through Thursday.