Gunderson High School
Library Media Center

Library Media Center

LMC Hours
7:00am - 3:00pm
Library Media Center / Textbook Contact
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408-535-6340 x61130            

Library Catalog

NEW THIS YEAR! San Jose Student Library Card

Student I.D. card = Public Library Card
Access to E-Resources 24/7
No Late fees & use I.D. card # at any SJPL
Click here to find out more: SJPL Cards
Opt-Out Form – Due October 1st

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.

From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.


Research Databases

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:

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.



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.


Citation Resources

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

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Homework Help

Need help in math, science, history, writing, research and much, much, more?  Check out these websites in all subject areas.



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.

Primary Sources

Provides original photographs, sound recording, videos, and photographs of original documents.



If you would like to donate gently used books, purchase a book(s) or magazine subscriptions for our Library Media Center, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Library Media Center a valuable resource!