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International Students' Library Research Guide

Some commonly used databases

Mango Languages

This is an self-paced online language learning tool for 72 world languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 21 languages.

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Open Access Journals

In addition to looking for journal articles in SJSU databases, you can also find journal articles through the open source.



The Directory of Open Access Journals includes over 2600 free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The scope includes all subjects and languages.

Google Scholar

When all else fails ...

Google Scholar Search