Library Media Center
The Library Media Center at Gunderson High School is the hub of creativity, inspiration and information!
The Library Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media. WiFi is always available and 16 Internet computers support all daily academic activities. The library collection has over 10,000 books, DVDs and curriculum support materials. Our collection has been supported by donations from the PTSA and Booster Club.
Library Media Center staff assists students in locating books, conducting research, writing essays, printing assignments and producing digital projects. We also keep our students informed with our “Word of the Day” and our “Monthly Themes” (i.e: Banned Book Week, Poetry Month, National Nutrition Month, etc.).
- Hours and Contact
7:00am - 3:00pm
Library Media Center
408-535-6340 x 61130
To access our online catalog, go to the Destiny web page and choose Gunderson High School. The Library Media Center collection is searchable online 24/7 through the Destiny library management system. Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account.
Please ask the Library Media Center staff if you have questions about searching our catalog or looking up your personal account.
Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their catalog and learn about their available locations and free services.
STARTING A RESEARCH PAPER? Check out the one stop shopping for all your research needs! All credible sources and pro/con articles are available with MLA citations provided for each source. When it comes to researching information – work smarter, not harder!
Check it out here: http://sjusdlibrarymediacenters.weebly.com
From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.
Gunderson’s library has eBooks that students may access from a computer or mobile device. Online Library Catalog
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.
Salem PRESS Databases
The Salem Press Database is an online resource that includes the complete content of printed reference sets, updated on a regular basis. Gunderson High School currently has access to the Encyclopedia of Global Warming database and Great Athletes database **Access to these databases is limited to our on-campus network.
Need something to read? Here are some great websites that recommend books of special interest to teens!
Need Citation help for research papers, including electronic resources? Check here for websites on how to properly cite your information.
- BibMe - Fast and easy bibliography maker – MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian citation styles
- Citation Machine - Helps students and professional researchers to properly credit their information sources
- EasyBib - Free bibliography maker – MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles
- Purdue Online Writing Lab - General writing, research & MLA/APA guidelines, and much more
- The Writing Center - MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Student Resources / Homework Help
Need help in math, science, history, writing, research and much, much, more? Check out these websites in all subject areas.
- History.com - What happened today in history?
- Teen Homework Help - eResources for any subject by the SJ Public Library
- How to Study - Study skills articles, study tips, improve study habits, and much more
- InfoPlease - Free online encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, and more
- ipl2 - ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment that may be searched by subject
- Math Forum - Have a math question? Ask Dr. Math.
- Math is Power - Math help, tutoring, and much more
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus- Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations
- Study Guides and Strategies - Study guides available on several different topics and offered in over thirty different languages
- Word Reference: Online Language Dictionaries - Translates individual words from a number of languages
- CA DMV Practice Tests & Handbooks - Free DMV practice tests and online handbooks for California drivers.
Want to be up-to-date on what’s happening in the world around you? Check here for websites!
- ABC News - Breaking news, latest news & top video news
- CBS News - Breaking news, business, entertainment & World news
- CNN - U.S. & World breaking news, weather, entertainment & video news
- Fox News - Breaking news updates, latest news headlines, photos & news videos
- MSNBC News - NBC news, US news, & breaking national news
- NBC News - Breaking news & top stories- World news, US & local
- PBS News - PBS NewsHour recent programs
- BBC Archive - Take a trip through our collective past with the BBC archives and discover themed collections of radio and TV programs, documents and photographs from as far back as the 1930s.
Provides original photographs, sound recording, videos, and photographs of original documents.