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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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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 Preparation - LearningExpress Library

Offers preparation for professional exams, information about occupations, and skill-building for the workplace.

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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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College Blue Book

44thed.  2017. Guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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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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Defining Documents in American History - LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)

Offers analysis of primary source documents drawn from the ongoing movement to achieve recognition and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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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 Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

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Global Issues in Context

Many perspectives on current global issues.

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High School Equivalency Center - LearningExpress Library

Prepare for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams with tpractice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks.

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

Practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED and more.

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Library of Congress Digital Collections

Take advantage of all the Library of Congress offers - from home! Digital Collections features thousands of items in hundreds of subject areas.

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Literary Reference Center

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

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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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Mercury News Online

Unlimited access to the Mercury News - In Library only

Note: In Library Only

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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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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

Offers test preparation, homework help, and skill building for elementary, middle, and high school students.

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TeachingBooks.net provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

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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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United States Census Bureau

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

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World History in Context

Articles & more about history around the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

3rded. 2017. Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas & Africa. Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

14thed. 2017.  Offers information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.