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Ancestry Library Edition

Due to the closure of our branches during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition is available to Brampton Library cardholders remotely. Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical resource that primarily provides coverage from the 1500s–2000s for Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Highlights include access to census, church, court and immigration records, and vital statistics. Search and discover narratives, oral histories, photos, historical maps, indexes and abstracts to other resources.  Click here to begin accessing Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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AudioBookCloud

Listening to audiobooks on-the-go has never been easier! No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: AudioBookCloud allows you to stream audiobooks on-demand. Browse and add titles to your favourites list from categories including fiction (mystery & suspense, romance, sci-fi) nonfiction (biography, history, self-help), classics, and the Spanish language.

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Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Get instant access to eAudiobooks for all ages and interests from EBSCO. Search or browse by category, listen to sample clips, and download audiobooks in a few easy steps. Use the EBSCO Audiobooks app for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play) on your smartphone or tablet for on-the-go listening. 

New to EBSCO Audiobooks? Visit the Getting Started with EBSCO Audiobooks page for more details.

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Business Plans Handbook 

Provides actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

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CloudLibrary

Access thousands of eBook & eAudiobook titles for all ages and interests through a user-friendly lending service platform. Benefit from an intuitive browsing, downloading, reading, and listening experience with automatic returns and no overdue fees. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device. Note: The cloudLibrary app is required to read checked out titles.

New to cloudLibrary™? Visit the Getting Started with cloudLibrary™  page for more details.

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Cantook Station (formerly Archambault) 


Parlez-vous français? Cantook Station is a web-based, mobile-friendly platform that provides access to a large collection of French-language eBooks. Discover titles from Quebec as well as French translations of English-language titles for all ages and interests. To learn more, check out the 'Startup Guides' to help you get started on your device. 

New to Cantook Station? Visit the Getting Started with Cantook Station page for more details.

Creativebug

Creativebug is an online learning resource that gives you access to thousands of high quality, on-trend arts and crafts classes. Find your next creative project in knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, food & home, papercrafting, kids activities, and more! Benefit from an unlimited number of free classes, self-paced and designed for all skill levels, available anytime on your desktop or mobile device.

New to Creativebug? Visit the Getting Started with Creativebug page for more details

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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Get instant access to eBooks for all ages and interests from EBSCO. Search or browse by category and start reading instantly in your web browser. EBSCO eBooks can also be downloaded to a tablet or mobile device, or transferred to an eReader.

New to EBSCO eBooks? Visit the Getting Started with EBSCO eBooks page for more details.

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Freegal

Download and keep music tracks and videos from a vast selection of popular releases. Enjoy tens of thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. Sign in with your library card today and download directly to your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can download up to 5 music tracks per week (1 music video counts as 2 downloads)

New to Freegal? Visit the Getting Started with Freegal page for more details.

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Gale General OneFile

A one-stop resource for general research, covering a wide range of topics and areas of study. Includes full-text access to thousands of magazines, news articles, academic journals, images, and audiovisual media. Benefit from relevant up-to-date content, intuitive searching, subject guides, and sharing & collaboration tools that help support everyday research. 

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The Globe & Mail (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1844 to 2014. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

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Kanopy

Stream movies and TV, including kid friendly films through the Kanopy Kids portal. Sign in with your library card today and access over 30,000 Popular Movies, Documentaries, Indie Flicks, World Cinema, Classic Films, TV Series, and more on your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can stream up to 10 videos per month with 3 day (72 hour) viewing access for each streamed video.

New to Kanopy? Visit the Getting Started with Kanopy page for more details.

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 LearningExpress Library Canada

LearningExpress Library Canada is a web-based, mobile friendly learning platform that provides secondary school students and adult learners with instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. With LearningExpress Library Canada, users can improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for tests like the Canadian GED, Canadian Citizenship, Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT), RCMP Police Aptitude Test (RPAT), TOEIC/IELTS, and more!

New to LearningExpress Library? Visit the Getting Started with LearningExpress Library page for more details.

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Literature Criticism Online 

Access an extensive collection of literary analysis spanning all time periods, genres, and regions of the world. Content includes tens of thousands of hard-to find essays, as well as scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides a wide range of online instructional videos taught by recognized experts in business, creative, and technology industries. Popular subjects include audio production, business skills, graphic design, marketing, photography, project management, and software training. Benefit from an unlimited number of free courses, available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

New to Lynda.com? Visit the Getting Started with Lynda.com page for more details.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages provides an easy, fun, and effective way to learn how to speak another language. Prepare for realistic conversation and strengthen everyday communication skills with over 70 world language courses and more than 20 ESL/ELL specialty courses. Benefit from free self-paced language lessons, available 24/7 on any desktop or mobile device.

New to Mango Languages? Visit the Getting Started with Mango Languages page for more details.

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My Canada

My Canada is an interactive learning tool which helps users learn about Canada and prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test. Each learning module is available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners and covers topics including Canadian history, geography, government and culture. Canadian citizenship practice tests are also available.

NoveList 

Finding your next great read is easy with NoveList! This helpful resource is designed for children, teen and adult readers, helping fiction enthusiasts find new books and read-alikes to their favourite authors or titles. Benefit from advanced search, browse by genre, or mix-and-match appeal factors to create customized results that fit your literary cravings.

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NoveList K-8 

Finding your next great read is easy with NoveList K-8! This helpful resource is designed specifically for younger readers, helping kids find new books and read-alikes to their favourite authors or titles that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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PressReader

Read full­-colour, digital versions of today's top newspapers and magazines from around the world in over 60 languages. Read your favorite titles anytime, anywhere from your desktop or mobile device. Note: The Globe & Mail on PressReader is only available for online access at Brampton Library branches.

New to PressReader? Visit the Getting Started with PressReader page for more details.

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RBdigital 

Read full-colour, digital issues of current & popular magazines. Benefit from no waitlists, return dates or limits on accessing content with the freedom to download & keep magazines for as long as you like. Read your favorite titles anytime, anywhere from your desktop or mobile device.

New to RBdigital? Visit the Getting Started with RBdigital page for more details.

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Changes to magazine availability have come into effect on January 1, 2020. Can't find a magazine? Discover current issues of your favourite magazines in PressReader.

Resume Builder

Build a professional resume online in three easy steps! Benefit from guided resume writing tips, sample resumes by career/industry, customizable resume templates, and flexible download options and sharing features. 

For creating or editing resumes on-the-go, check out the Got Resume Builder app for Android (Play Store) and iOS (App Store).

This resource is made freely available thanks to Got Resume Builder.

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Road to IELTS

The Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General training module provides users with over 120 hours of intensive English vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks. Access advice videos & tutorials from British Council experts, practice zones, downloadable ebooks, timed practice tests, and more.

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Road to IELTS Academic

The Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic training module provides users with over 120 hours of intensive English vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks. Access advice videos & tutorials from British Council experts, practice zones, downloadable ebooks, timed practice tests, and more.

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Scott’s Directories (Canadian Business)

Scott’s Directories is Canada's leading business information provider. Scott's Canadian Business is an ideal resource for the business-to-business community, featuring Canadian companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, industrial and B2B service organizations, and more, all in one easy-to-use directory database. With over 180,000 detailed company profiles and over 330,000 executive contacts, Scott's is your best source for making meaningful connections with the right professionals for your business needs. 

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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. Note: To get started, parents will need to create an account and add their children to provide unlimited access to STEM Village.

New to STEM Village? Visit the Getting Started with STEM Village page for more details.

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Toronto Star (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1894 to 2015. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

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TeenBookCloud

An online collection of books for middle- and high-school students. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: TeenBookCloud allows you to read and listen to books on-demand. Improve reading and comprehension skills from a collection of hi/lo literature and enhanced novels that feature professional narration and line by line text highlighting. Get instant access to high-school curriculum reads including Shakespeare’s plays and other classic works. Students can also access popular, award winning & classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device. 

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TumbleBooks

An online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: TumbleBooks allows you to read and listen to books on-demand. Make reading a fun experience for kids with read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Children can also access popular, award winning & classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

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World Book Advanced

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.

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World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning is an online resource designed to help preschool and kindergarten children grasp critical early learning concepts. Includes six fun and interactive learning portals that focus on developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills through stories, games, and videos.

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World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte

World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte is a resource designed to give beginning French students a rewarding online learning experience. Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

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World Book Kids

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

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World Book Student

World Book Student is a resource designed for elementary and middle school students. Access all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and multimedia. Students can also benefit from research tools including a citation builder, dictionary, and resource guides.

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