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SJSU Alumni Access to Library Scholarly Resources


Welcome to the SJSU Alumni Access to Library Scholarly Resources Guide

SJSU Alumni are welcome to visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in person to gain access to print and online resources on campus. 

Although SJSU Alumni do not  have remote access to SJSU subscription databases, there are ways to find other free scholarly online resources.  The tabs on this guide will connect you to free databases, online journals, government websites, and statistics websites in specific subject areas including Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Education and Library Science.

In addition to the resources in this guide, SJSU alumni can also search for free access to scholarly materials in our institutional repository, SJSU ScholarWorks. SJSU ScholarWorks provides access to publications and other scholarly materials created by SJSU faculty and students.

 Remote Access to Databases at Your Local Public Library

Because of licensing agreements, databases such as Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete are only available remotely to current students, but it is likely that similar resources are available remotely through your public library.

Many public libraries allow you to use your public library card number to login to the databases and online journals on their website from home (or off-site).

Use the directory at to find your public library's web site and links to its online resources. If your library is not listed, call  (1-800-388-2366 x 4031) or call the King Library Reference Desk (408-808-2100) during open hours for help finding your local library, its web site, and databases.

SJSU Alumni Association

Alumni will find services such as career assistance, information about reunions, and other special events through the SJSU Alumni Association.