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Ancestry Library Edition (Access Online from Library)

Covers Canada, United States, United Kingdom. Includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, strong Civil War collection. Includes images, indexes, and historical maps

Brampton Newspaper Index (Our Ontario)

Brampton Guardian newspaper. Includes Birth, Marriage, Death announcements

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A multi-volume collection of actual business plans used by entrepreneurs across North America

The Canadian Encyclopedia online / L'Encyclopedie Canadienne

Full text access of The Canadian Encyclopedia -- online

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

The Globe and Mail (Canada's Heritage from 1844) sign-in icon

Complete works of The Globe and Mail newspaper since its inception as The Globe in 1844. Every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified ad, political cartoon, birth and death notice, and more.

Gale Small Business Builder

The Small Business Builder provides a step-by-step process that enables users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise. This program is built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses.

Literature Literature Criticism Online sign-in icon

Provides around-the-clock remote access for students, researchers, history buffs and literature lovers who want to discover commentary on favorite books and plays by the scholars of the day. How did the politics, religion and mores of centuries past influence literary critique?

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Mango is an easy, fun, and effective way to learn how to speak another language. It features ESL lessons for speakers of many different languages and is free for all Brampton Library members.

Merriam-Webster Online

Online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings and pronunciations.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Provides access to over 700,000 images digitized from primary sources in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, and more.

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Fiction lovers can use this resource to find new authors and titles

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Find fiction for all grade levels from kindergarten to grade 8. Includes picture books, chapter books and young adult titles.

Ontario Newspaper Index (Our Ontario)

Community newspapers from across the province spanning over 200 years.

Peel Community Information Database

Your access to information on more than 1,900 resources in Peel Region. Health & social services, information & referral, libraries, community groups, government offices, and much more

Reference Canada signin icon (Temporarily Available in Library Only)

The Reference Canada database contains detailed information on more than 1 million Canadian businesses

AuthorSomething About the Author Onlinesignin icon

Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed. Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. An easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Source It

Peel District School Board`s site on how to cite works using APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles.

Statistics Canada's E-STAT (Access Online from Library)

Statistics Canada's interactive learning tool

STEM Village

STEM Village guides students through development paths in science, technology, engineering, and math using fun learning tools, games and assessments that identify knowledge gaps and direct new learning. This education program is based on the Ontario Curriculum and compliments hands-on programming and services currently available in Brampton Library branches.
PLEASE NOTE: To get started, parents will need to create an account and add their children to allow them unlimited access to all of the content and features of STEM Village.

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Every page of every newspaper since 1894 - the editorial and opinion articles, business pages, photos, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, obituaries, birth and marriage notices.



An online collection of books for school-age students. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically. TumbleBookCloud includes videos from National Geographic, new Audio Books, and 44 additional chapter book titles.


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An online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically

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Designed for students in grades 8 and up, this powerful reference tool includes encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. World Book Advanced is optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte offers World Book’s excellent editorial content and rich media in French.

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Explore the history of such ancient cultures as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, among others. Offers fascinating facts about the rise of each civilization or culture, social structure, religion and beliefs, advances in science and the arts, daily life, and the culture legacy in the modern world.

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Trek’s Travels offers stories, games and original videos to help young learners master critical early childhood themes, develop vocabulary and gain reading comprehension. Welcome to Reading helps pre- and early readers strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills. Know It engages early learners with non-fiction reading in an interactive encyclopedia.

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World Book Kids is designed to give younger students a rewarding online learning experience. It includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

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Designed for elementary and middle school students, this resource includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources and research tools. World Book Student is optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.

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