Mission San Jose High School Library
Maile Ferreira
Teacher Librarian
Shelley Hulseman
Library Media Technician

Hours:  7:30 - 3:45 daily
Contact:  657-3600 ext. 37170 


Library Links
Online Catalog for the library

Follett Destiny Library Catalog

Check out our online catalog, FUSD's Destiny. You can search just Mission's library, or all the libraries in the district.  

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 ebooks to read on your
PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

Student Research

Start with databases to make your research fast and easy!
eLibrary, the affordable and user-friendly general reference tool, is the perfect resource for delivering reference essentials. The new, updated interface and features make research easy--no matter the user's age or skill level. Researchers find the answers they need from more than 1,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.    
Researcher is a highly-acclaimed student reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are carefully selected from 1,500 domestic and international publications according to strict criteria with regard to content and age appropriateness.
Britannica® School is the go-to site for research — the core of any inquiry learning model — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias (Elementary, Middle School, and High School).
*Please see school library staff for username and passwords for eLibrary, Researcher, and Britannica School
 Library of Congress site for student research

IPL:  Internet Public Library:  

Alameda County Library


Get a library card for immediate access:  https://alam1.aclibrary.org/selfreg~S2

Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations,

Primary Sources

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

American Memory from the Library of Congress - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

NARA | US National Archives & Records Administration - http://www.archives.gov/
Site dedicated to Public Rhetoric, political, social, movie and religious speeches and related concepts of and exercises in rhetoric. Site includes video, audio, and printed speeches, depending on the age of the speech and what technologies were available at that time.
Note:  Site does include some speeches from movies, so those are not primary sources!
Finding Primary Sources on the Web

Other Resources 

Voki    http://voki.com/    

You may also visit the FUSD Library site.

Curriculum Resources

Research Tools for Students

Library Shelving Game:
Library Visit Form for Teachers

Library Visit Form
Citation Resources
EasyBib:  Free Bibliography and Citation Maker
Bibme:  Free Bibliography and Citation Maker
Citation Machine:  MLA/APA citation creator
Resource for MLA Citations 
Purdue Owl
In-Text Citations (Parenthetical Documentation) from LaGuardia Community College
Also see Purdue Owl above for In-Text Citations
APA Style:  

Tables, Appendices, Footnotes and Endnotes

How to cite some uncommon sources:

How do I cite a YouTube video in MLA?

The MLA does not specifically address how to cite a YouTube video. This has, it appears, led to some confusion as to the best method of for citing YouTube videos in MLA. 

Based on MLA standards for other media formats, we feel that the following format is the most acceptable for citing YouTube videos:

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type
Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date retrieved.


Here is an example of what that looks like:

Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip.
YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9. Sept. 2010.

Plagiarism and MLA Citations Powerpoint 
MLA Tutorial
Last Modified on May 22, 2017