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Biography in Context

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

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Career Transitions

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

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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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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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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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Learn conversational skills and grammar in over 80 languages.

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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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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.