Accessing SJSU Library databases off campus
To access the SJSU databases off campus, you must have a University ID number and a Library PIN number. The Library PIN number is one that you assign yourself. To set up your PIN, please go to the library's homepage: http://library.sjsu.edu and then click on Library Account (top right on the home page) Fill in your name, your SJSU account number and set up your PIN.
Forgot your PIN number? On the Library Account page there is a link that will send you a new PIN number.
Finding Search Terms & Background Information
Two core databases in education, ERIC and PsycInfo have thesauri that identify the vocabulary used in Education and Psychology. These are excellent resources to review definitions of terms and discover related terminology.
Research Starters: Education is a good source to get background information on a topic, important people in the specific area, top scholarly articles on the subject and often a glossary of terms used in the specific area of study.