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International Students' Library Research Guide

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic integrity is a basic requirement in academic activities. Keep in mind that you always need to meet the university’s standards.

You can go to university's Academic Integrity web site to get familiar with SJSU's policies.

Our instructional video/tutorial Avoiding Plagiarism is also recommended for improving your knowledge in this issue.

Tools to help you enhance different skills, including English proficiency

The San Jose Public Library subscribes to and that are available to anyone who has a San Jose Public Library card.

This is an online learning site that hosts a growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. The videos are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics such as web design, photo editing and project management.


Learn conversation skills for over 60 different languages, including Spanish, French, Vietnamese, English as a Second Language as well as fun languages such as Pirate and Shakespearean English. Some languages include feature films.

You can sign up and set up your account to monitor your own progress.

Since these are SJPL subscriptions, make sure to login with your San Jose Public Library card


As an international student, you may not feel confident in writing a quality assignment or research paper. The resources below are all available to help you improve and feel assured in your college level writing.