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San Jose Campus, Swisher Library: Research

The Bolles School San Jose Campus Swisher Library

Online Research Libraries

Many research institutions, academic institutions, and government agencies create accessible databases that contain articles, documents and datasets on any given area of exploration and interest; when these databases and their contents are freely available they are referred to as open access.  

Alternatively, institutions and agencies create research databases are only available via subscription; they are often curated for subject-specific deep dive research endeavors and require users to login using a paywall, username or password.   

Below, students have access to a suite of subscription research databases as well as suggested open access resources.  After graduation, students are encouraged to make use of their University or public library systems.  

Research in Swisher Library

Usernames and passwords on Schoology SJ Library Resources 

 Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals.

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content. 

Explore eShelves of reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform.

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices. 

Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources. 

Find up-to-date full-text criticisms, author biographies, overviews, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Find overviews, debates, breaking news, and opinions on hundreds of today's influential social issues. 

 Research context behind hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and media.

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

     Academic journals in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. 

Bloom's Literature   Extensive reference essays and literary criticism examining the lives of great authors—from William Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling—and their works throughout history from a wide range of scholarly and critical sources.

 Unlimited access to thousands of videos covering all academic departments.


Usernames and passwords for the following subscriptions are in Schoology:

SJ Faculty Resources, Library Subscriptions


Bolles upper school students have school-issued accounts with NoodleTools.   Ask your social studies teacher or librarian how access your account:


Suggested citation managers and examples:

Other Library Systems