Newcomers
Library Resources

The Mississauga Library System has many resources to help Newcomers on a variety of topics (books, DVDs, electronic resources and websites). The Library also has public-use computers for Internet access as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. There is also a number of Library programs for all ages and needs. If you have any questions about what the Library can do for you, please contact the library.

Click on these tabs for helpful information:


Books


Books listed below are available at various Library locations throughout Mississauga. Clicking on the title of the book will take you directly to the Library catalogue.

 

Kits


Kits generally include a book and CD or DVD. Clicking on the title of the kit will take you directly to the Library catalogue.

 


English Language Resources


The Library offers a wide variety of ESL resources. A few popular items are listed here and clicking on the title will take you directly to the Library catalogue.

English Language Proficiency

ESL Multimedia Kits

Beginning

  • Basic English Grammar
    Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing with this popular textbook and workbook.
    428.24 AZA
  • Clear Speech from the Start
    Begin basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English.
    428.34 GIL
     
  • Easy English
    Basic ESL makes English simple for you and the speakers of any language.
    428.34 EAS
     
  • English for Everyone Course Book
    Visual learning makes it easier to learn and remember English vocabulary and grammar. Comes with a free app.
    428.24 HAR
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary, 2nd Canadian Edition
    Theme-based pictures teach you the words you need to know and how to use them in context.
    423.1 ADE
     
  • Side by Side Interactive
    Enjoy self-directed learning with interactive video, exercises, activities, tests and feedback.
    428.34 SID

Intermediate

Advanced

 

Reading Practice

Find interesting stories in graded readers from Starter to Level 6. These samples have matching CDs for reading and listening improvement.

  • Red Roses
    Anna wants to meet the man with the roses in his hand; Starter level.
    F LINDO (Literacy Collection)
     
  • East 43rd Street
    Nathan Marley recovers the jewellery, but finds himself involved in fraud, computer hacking and kidnap; Level 5.
    MF BATTE (Literacy Collection)

Electronic Resources

E-Resources are online subscriptions that are available from home or at the Library. You must have a Mississauga library card to access these databases

  • Canada Business Online: target your job business with, develop contacts research
     
  • Learning Express: prepare for job-related exams, to enhance job-searching skills, to practice for the GED, TOEFL, Canadian Citizenship Test, and more
     
  • Mango Languages: Learn how to speak English as a second language (ESL) using real life situations and audio from native speakers. Track your progress, use the voice comparison feature to improve your pronunciation, and download the app for hands-free learning.
     
  • PebbleGO: an award winning pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to young researchers
     
  • TumbleBooks: an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Online jigsaw puzzles and games reinforce concepts from the book
For a complete list of electronic resources available from home, go to: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/searchfromhome

Websites

These websites are maintained by non-Library institutions.  

  • Canadian Immigrant Magazine: an online, print and event resource that informs, educates, motivates and connects newcomers, all with the goal of settling successfully in Canada
     
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada: federal government website containing Canadian immigration and citizenship information
     
  • Immigration Peel: a resource for newcomers to Mississauga, Brampton and Caledo
     
  • In My Language: welcome to Ontario! Information you need in the language you want. This website provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario.
     
  • International Children's Digital Library A Library for the World's Children. The International Children’s Digital Library offers free eBooks and books online from around the world, in their original languages, for children ages 3-13, in over 40 Languages. Also useful for librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers who work with children of these ages.
     
  • Let’s Talk English: Are you new to the country?  Do you want to improve your language fluency or build your vocabulary? Then OMNI’s “Let’s Talk English” video series is for you.  This informative television program helps newcomers learning English to improve their communication skills through reading, listening, grammar and more!
     
  • LINC: language instruction for newcomers to Canada in Peel and Halton
     
  • Malton Neighbourhood Services: provides settlement and community support services
     
  • New Youth: you are here, now what? This is an information and referral website for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) youth across Ontario.
     
  • Region of Peel: offers social services in Mississauga
     
  • Settlement.org: newcomer’s guide to services in Ontario
     
  • The Centre for Education & Training enhances self sufficiency and effectiveness of individuals and organizations by offering customized education, training and career resource solutions.
     
  • Working in Canada: learn about jobs, wages, qualifications and more.

 

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