Gunderson High
Library Media Center

Library Media Center

LMC Hours

7:00am - 3:00pm

Library Media Center / Textbook Contact

Tel: 408-535-6340 x61130



Research Databases

Research Databases Available for the SJUSD Community
Databases also available on the District Library Site District Library Site

SJUSD Library
SJUSD Digital Library
This site will offer all students and teachers at SJUSD a one stop point of access to digital supplemental curricula resources from Research Databases to E-book Core Novels, as well as supplemental novels from Teachingbooks and more! 

SJ Public Library
Use your ID card as your library card to access hundreds of E-books, audio, and Digital databases. Need help with homework? Try out the Online Homework Help option!
Need help on how to use your I.D. card. Click here.


Library Catalog

Browse our new Interface for our online library catalog.  You can browse as a guest, or log in and access many new features, such as building your own reading lists and accessing databases and e-books.

Please ask the Library Media Center staff if you have questions about searching our catalog or looking up your personal account.

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




Home Access:  UN = sjusd PW = teachingbooksk12
No password needed for on site usage.

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.





Research Databases

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.



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
  • 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!