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Research Resources






Specialty Directories and Search Engines

Created to Search within Particular Disciplines


þ  Artcyclopedia (Fine Arts)  


þ Intute  




þ  Pinakes: A Subject Launchpad


þ  University of Calgary - Scholarly Sports



þ    Online Books Page Book Search



þ    Scirus for Scientific Information Only


Using the following sites to find information at the beginning of your research.  Many have advanced features (e.g., directories, search engines, timelines, student guides, and Help) to develop your topic and focus.

Links for General Research Sources


Name of Site

Reliable Canadian information

Canadian Encyclopedia

Reliable Catholic information

Catholic Encyclopedia Online

Broad overview of a topic

Grolier Encyclopedia

User name: duffpeel      Password: duff7878

Database of full-text articles

Mississauga Library System Electronic databases

Your 14 digit library number is needed here

Database of full-text articles

Gale Cengage Electronic databases

See your Teacher-Librarian for the password

Database of full-text articles

Ebsco Electronic databases

See your Teacher-Librarian for the password

School/Public library catalogue

Mississauga Library System Catalogue

Key search engines

Google Canada

Directory of quality sites

Librarian’s Guide to the Internet

Canadian video clips

CBC Archives

Dictionaries in many languages


Canada and world news

CBC News Online

Current Canadian Statistics

Statistics Canada (E-Stat)

If needed: User name: dpstat  Password: estat

Canadian maps and atlases

Atlas of Canada

Primary historical sources

Toronto Star’s Pages of the Past

Your 14 digit library number is needed here

Relevant and inspiring quotations


World historical, geographical and political information

CIA – World Factbook


Religion Links


Name of Site

Catholic encyclopedia

Catholic Encyclopedia Online

Catholic Bible

The New American Bible

Bible Gateway

Biographies of saints

Catholic Online/Saints & Angels

Catholic Catechism

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Information on the Church in Toronto

Archdiocese of Toronto

Information on the Catholic Church

Vatican – Holy See

World religions

BBC Radio and Television


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Art Links


Name of Site

Guide to art on the internet

Artcyclopedia (Fine Arts)

Resources for the study of art history

Art History

New York museum online

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Russian museum online

Hermitage Museum

French museum online

The Louvre

Canadian art collection

McMichael Collection

Getty Museum online

J. Paul Getty Museum

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Career Links


Name of Site

Information about services and jobs

Service Canada Centre for Youth

Interactive career resource

Career Cruising

Interactive quiz for health and safety in the work place

Passport to Safety

Information on skilled trades

Young workers awareness program

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

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English Links 


Name of Site

Every poet for everyman every resource for every poet


International Library of Poetry


Poetry Foundation


Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline

Literature Resource Centre

Your 14 digit library number is needed here

Links to literature indexes, dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations and many classic works of fiction and non-fiction


Relevant and inspiring quotations


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French Links 


Name of Site

Canadian links organized by subject or alphabet

Information sur le Canada par matière

French Internet search engines from Canada and around the world

Moteurs de recherché francophones

Current Canadian news and views


Reliable Canadian information

L’Encyclopèdie canadienne

French encyclopedia


Multimedia resources from Canadian museums

Le Musee virtuel du Canada

Historical, environmental, climatic maps and more

L’Atlas du Canada

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Physical Education and Health Links


Name of Site

Directory for sports information

Scholarly Sports

Research topics in health and medicine, medications, and wellness

Health and Wellness ResourceCentre

 Your 14 digit library number is needed here

Health issues for teens (teen site)

Canadian health issues

Health Canada

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 Social Science Links


Name of Site

Facts, maps, flags, and information about cities, countries, continents

Countries and cities of the world

Overview of life and customs in the profiled country

Cultural Profiles

Information on different countries

The World Fact Book

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Law Links


Name of Site

Database of Canadian law


Lexum – Université du Montréal


Canada's first and leading guide to Canadian legal resources on the Internet

Canadian Legal Resources

Canada’s connection to the world of law and justice

Access to Justice Network

Internet Public Library – Law section

Internet Public Library

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M. Byrne, Rev'd June 2008

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