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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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Health & Wellness Resource Center

Trusted medical reference materials.

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

Practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED and more.

Note: First time users will need to create an account.

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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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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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Research in Context
(Middle school)

Research help especially for middle school students.

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Science in Context

Science information on current topics.

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Shmoop Online Test Prep

Note: First time users will need to create an account

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Student Resources in Context
(High school)

Research help especially for high school students.

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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.

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U.S. History in Context

Articles & more about U.S. History.

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World Book Student
(Grades 4-12)

Online version of this popular encyclopedia.

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World Book Timelines
(Grades 4-12)

Explore timelines from throughout history or build your own.

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World History in Context

Articles & more about history around the world.