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The Library subscribes to a variety of online databases (thousands of magazine articles, newspapers, articles and much more) that are not available through regular online search engines. They are great for homework, assignments, research, or just for those people who really want to know about something.

There are two ways to access databases: from home or when in the Library. Some databases are only available in the library; some are available to all Mississauga Library System customers from home (you can also search these databases at the Library). All you need is an up to date library card. Ask for assistance at your local branch.

Do your research from home, 24/7!
Are you a student who is writing an assignment using encyclopedias, magazines or reference books? Are you interested in finding the most up to date information on wellness and holistic resources? Are you trying to decide which career path to take? The electronic resources below provide access to all types of information, including newspaper and magazine articles, journals for scholarly or school research, encyclopedia articles, book reviews and so much more.

Click on the electronic resource's title to access. Some of the resources only allow a limited number of users at one time.  The databases are listed in alphabetical order. If they do not have a link, you must go to the Library to access them. Please note that a few databases are only available at Central Library.

Southern Ontario Library Service

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AccessScience
AccessScience is the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Provides access to full-text articles, definitions and biographies.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Ancestry Library Edition
A genealogy research tool that gives researchers a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.
Available:
In all Mississauga Libraries


Canadian Business Online
A directory to business and non-profit organizations in Canada, searchable by one or more criteria, for example by type of business, geographic area, and/or number of employees.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Canadian Points of View
A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 100 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Canadian Reference Centre
Updated daily, the Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires, biographies, images and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes U.S. and U.K. magazines in full text.
Read the Canadian Reference Centre Tips Sheet
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Canadiana Discovery Portal
The Port Credit News, The Port Credit Weekly, The Weekly, and The South Peel Weekly can now be searched online for free! The coverage runs from 1927 to 1969 and centres on communities that are now part of Mississauga.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


CARDonline
Search CARD (Canadian Advertising Rates and Data) for listings of Canadian publications, broadcasting stations, and other advertising venues.
Available:
In all Mississauga Libraries


Career Cruising
Canadian database containing information on 140 different occupations including job descriptions, salary range and educational requirements. Occupations are indexed by school subjects, occupational clusters and alphabetical listings.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


ChiltonLibrary.com
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


CICA Handbook
The CICA (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) Handbook provides access to information pertaining to accounting practices and processes. Please ask at the Sciences and Business Desk for log in assistance.
Available:
At Mississauga Central Library, Sciences and Business Department only

CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals)
Find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, Canadian biographies, and other reference content from Gale Group, all with a Canadian focus.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Consumer Health Information - French (Canadian)
Multilingual Health Database (French) provides translated full-text articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. These multilingual health database articles include full color illustrations, and links to the English version for easy reference.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


ELibrary
ELibrary Canada is the best way for students of all ages to do research over the Internet, using a deep database of reliable sources.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries

 

Freegal
Freegal® is a free music service from your library. Log in with your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number). Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog
of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Each library card is entitled to three free downloads per week plus three hours of streaming music per day.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries

Historical Images Gallery
The Historic Images gallery is an online searchable database for images documenting the history of Mississauga.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is a database that targets the research needs of students from Kindergarten through Grade Five. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources, newspapers and magazines.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a test preparation website with tutorial courses and online practice tests. To use this service you must create a username and password. Your user name is your 14 digit library card number and the system will prompt you to create a password.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Library Press Display
Read newspapers from all over Canada and across the world, including ones in the original language. The database carries today’s papers plus a 60 day archive. It's just like reading the print version, including the headlines, articles, classified ads and photos. You can browse page by page for search for articles on a specific topic.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Literature Criticism Online
Discover commentary essays on books and plays. Draw comparisons and see how classic works have fared over the centuries via this resource’s easy searching capabilities. Literature Criticism Online represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Literature Resource Center
Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students, the Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries

Mississauga Business Directory

The Mississauga Business Directory lists information on over 10,000 companies that occupy premises in the City of Mississauga. Searchable by company name, keyword, and North American Industry Classification Code System (NAICS).
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


NoveList
Whether you are an adult, teen, or kid, NoveList can help you find your next book to read. This database of over 155,000 fiction titles and 50,000 nonfiction titles for readers of all ages and lets you use your favourite author to link to other books you might enjoy. It offers reading guides, including book club guides, author biographies, and reviews.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


NoveList K-8 Plus
Find fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens, expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists, connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing, and read-alikes for every title, author, and series in the database.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms
The O'Brien's database provides on-line access to the most comprehensive collection of Canadian legal forms. The database provides information about contracts and allows the user to print forms covering all areas of business and law, including commercial and corporate law; mortgages and leases; wills, trusts and family law; labour relations and employment; the Ontario court; plus the ever-expanding realm of computers and information technology. Please ask at the Sciences and Business Desk for log in assistance.
Available:
At Mississauga Central Library, Sciences and Business Department only


OECD Economic Surveys
Each online issue of the OECD Economic Survey covers a particular country, providing a comprehensive analysis of developments in the subject country, along with individual chapters covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges. This subscription website is available for use, through special login, in the Central Library Sciences and Business Department. The electronic publication is available in French or English. Please ask at the Sciences and Business Desk for log in assistance.
Available:
At Mississauga Central Library only


Opposing Viewpoints Resource Centre
Provides a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


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. PebbleGo offers two separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth & Space.
Read the PebbleGo Tips Sheet
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star

Literally millions of pages available on The Toronto Star's state-of-the-art online archives - back to 1894.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Scott's National Business
The Scott's National Business database, searchable using one or more criteria, covers over 177,000 Canadian industrial and service companies. On the first Scott’s page, click on the "Online Account Log In" button.
Available:
In all Mississauga Libraries


Teen Health & Wellness
Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life and more.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


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 books.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Value Line
Value Line is a top-ranked investment newsletter, and provides analyses of industrial sectors and of particular stocks trading on the New York, NASDAQ, American, and Toronto Stock Exchanges, with a focus on U.S. firms.
Available:
In all Mississauga Libraries

World Book Online for Kids
World Book Kids/L'Encyclopedie Decouverte World Book Kids is based on the award winning World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia and offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, and thousands of illustrations. Select the L'Encyclopedie Decouverte for the French Encyclopedia.
Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


Zinio Magazine Collection**
Enjoy unlimited access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices. Create a Zinio account to save your magazine selections.
**Read this document prior to your first visit to Zinio: How to Setup a Zinio Account

Available:
Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries


If you have any questions, please contact:
Library Support
library.support@mississauga.ca

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