Teen Homework Help

San Jose Library Card and PIN needed for home access to these online resources:

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Articles - In Depth Search
(For high school level and up.)

Search multiple sources to find articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, books, and primary sources. Includes Academic Search Complete.

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Biography in Context

Hundreds of thousands of biographical entries, past and present, from around the world

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Books24x7

An online ebook and video collection with emphasis on Adobe products, Microsoft Office, Internet, and mobile devices.

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Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

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Britannica School

Britannica School is a three part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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Career Transitions

Explore career ideas, prepare for a job search, get a job.

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College Admission Test Preparation - LearningExpress Library

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.

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Computers & Technology Magazines from RBdigital Magazines

Complete full color magazines to read on your device or computer, including PC Magazine, Apple Magazine, Popular Science and National Geographic.

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Driving Tests

Practice tests for the California driving permit.

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Explora for High School Students
(Grades 9-12)

Research help for high school students.

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Explora for Middle School Students
(Grades 6-8)

Research help for middle school students.

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Global Issues in Context

Many perspectives on current global issues.

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LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Tests, eBooks
(Grades 4-adult)

Practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED and more.

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Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews.

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Lynda.com

Online video courses on creative, business, and technology topics.

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Mango Languages

Learn conversation skills for over 60 different languages.

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New York Times Online

Full access to current news and limited access to archives.  New York Times digital website. Click here to see instructions for using the New York Times at home.

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Newsbank

Articles from the San Jose Mercury News back to 1985.

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NoveList Plus

Book recommendations based on what you like.

Note: Use your library card number when the database asks you for Patron ID.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opinions on all sides of an issue.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Complete poems and short stories, and information about poets and authors.

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Pronunciator

Learn conversational skills and grammar in over 80 languages.

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Safari Books Online

An online ebook and video collection with a focus on technology, programming, development, network administration and digital media.

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School Center - LearningExpress Library

The resources in the School Center provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

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Treehouse (Technology Learning)

Learn coding for the Internet and apps. To create a new Treehouse account, please complete this form.

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Tuition Funding Sources

Find scholarships, loans and financial aid.

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Tutor.com

Get help from a live tutor, access practice tests and videos. More details

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U.S. History in Context

Articles & more about U.S. History.

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World History in Context

Articles & more about history around the world.