SJSU's catalog system is OneSearch, and it is a system shared among the CSU libraries. For an overview on how to use OneSearch, see the OneSearch LibGuide and the videos OneSearch: Using the Catalog & Searching for Articles: OneSearch and Google Scholar
OneSearch searches MOST of the library's databases, but not all, and not every database entirely. So it's worth becoming familiar with the databases specific to your liaison area, and if you'll do a fair bit of reference, those of other areas. The easiest ways to do this are:
If SJSU doesn't have what you or a student is looking for, we have two free ordering services that can be used: CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan.
Both services's materials can be picked up from the first floor service desk once delivered. They should be returned here as well.
For more information on how to request CSU+ and ILLiad requests, see the video Requesting Materials: InterLibrary Loan & CSU+
Many digital resources (like databases) can be accessed by being physically in the library on one of the library's wifi networks (or on a library computer), and do not require a OneSearch account.
Emeritus Faculty can also check out materials, just like regular faculty. More info on Emeritus Faculty's library privileges can be found here
SJSU library subscribes to hundreds of databases. You can see a (mostly) comprehensive list here.
For an overview on how to use the databases, see the video Searching for Articles: Research Databases
Regarding off campus access to databases:
Updates to databases the library subscribes to is sent out to the Lib-Tech email list. Confirm with your supervisor you are added to this email group.
Helpful databases to be aware of:
Many of SJSU's Special Collections' physical materials can be searched for in OneSearch. To find them, limit search results to "Available in SJSU Library" and/or select the special collection directly from the "Locations" dropdown menu.
The King Library Digital Collections houses several digital collections for the Beethoven Center, SJSU Special Collections & Archives, and Steinbeck Center.
AAACNA's digital collections can be found here
SJSU recent theses and graduate research can be found on SJSU ScholarWorks. As well as faculty papers and a digital version of the SJSU student newspaper, the Spartan Daily
For more detailed guides on how to search each special collections' materials, see:
Remember - The Martin Luther King Jr., Library is a joint library. If a resource isn't available through SJSU's resources, check San Jose Public Library's collection
A listing of their electronic resources, such as magazines, newspapers, job hunting and legal help can be found here
SJPL also has an archive and history room, The California Room. If you are looking for a local or state document/book that isn't part of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives' or Sourisseau Academy's collections, there's a chance the California Room may have it.