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Communication Studies: Library at a Glance

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
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 electonic 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 or professor: and the library catalog:

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?

How to Reach Me

Silke Higgins
4th Floor Administration Area
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028

Reference Hours:
Ask-a-Librarian Online Chat: Mon 2-3
2nd Floor Reference Desk: Fri 10-11