College & Professional Development

Academic Search Complete

A multidisciplinary database for undergraduates providing full-text access to scholarly articles from academic and general interest journals. The majority are peer-reviewed.

Brainfuse (eService)

Use this service for homework assistance via the Internet.  English as well as Spanish speaking-tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 PM for one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of subjects. 

When you access the Brainfuse link you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to Brainfuse, a live, online tutoring company. More...

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center (eService)

This service offers live online tutoring, test preparation, writing assistance, Microsoft Office Help, and other services designed to help adults acquire critical and marketable academic skills. Tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1 - 10 PM.

When you access the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center link you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to Brainfuse, a live, online tutoring company. More...

Brainfuse JobNow (eService)

Use this service to help you find a job. Live tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 PM for one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching.

When you access the JobNow link you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to Brainfuse, a live, online tutoring company. More...

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development (e-book)

This encyclopedia covers educational theory and practice, integrating theoretical frameworks with field-based applications.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development (e-book)

Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

LearningExpress Library (eService)

An interactive online learning platform for:

  • Skill-building courses
  • Occupation practice tests
  • Career and academic test & skill-building eBooks

Also find self guided help with reading, writing, and math. New users will be asked to create a username and password when they first access the resources.


Los recursos para Hispanohablantes del Learning Express Library incluye recursos para:

  • Mejorar sus habilidades de lectura.
  • Mejorar sus habilidades de escritura.
  • Mejorar sus habilidades de la matematica.
  • Preparar por el examen GED.

Professional Development Collection

This database contains full-text articles from education journals and educational reports. 

Tuition Funding Sources (TFS)

Find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. The TFS database also provides students with college admissions information, a career personality test, and detailed career information.  New users will be asked to create a username and password when they first access TFS. 

Vocational and Career Collection

This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry related periodicals.

WorldCat

Use this database to search the catalogs of libraries around the world to find books, videos, audio recordings, maps, and other items not held by the Santa Clara County Library. You may place an interlibrary loan request (fee charged) for items to be delivered to your library.

Read!

  • book clubs (