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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Secondary School
"For the Greater Glory of God"
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Secondary School
  • 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
  • Mississauga ON , L5M 6R5
  • Principal: Michael Freitas
  • Vice Principal(s): Mirella Palmisano
    David Cvetan
    Melissa Raposo

  • Superintendents: Laura Odo
  • Trustee: Brea Corbet (Mississauga Ward 9)
    Herman Viloria (Mississauga Ward 8)
    Luz del Rosario (Mississauga Ward 11)
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Research Databases

Online databases are excellent research tools. They are collections of documents and can include scholarly journal, reference books, magazines, newspapers, books, maps, primary sources, images, and audio and video clips.

​Journal Article Databases ​

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1) Password available from your Teacher-Librarian
2) Your 14-digit Library number on the Mississauga Library site

Gale Databases:

  • Database topics fall under the following categories:

Agriculture & Horticulture, Arts, Business & Insurance, Careers, Culinary Arts, Environment & Geography, Gender Studies, General, Health, History, Hospitality & Tourism, Law & Justice, Literature, Media & Technology, Religion & Philosophy, Science, and War & Military

  • Databases include one, some or all of the following searchable materials: 

peer-reviewed scholarly journals, non-peer reviewed journals, e-books, encyclopedias, websites, articles, and assorted reference material

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1) Username and password available from your Teacher-Librarian
2) Your 14-digit Library number on the Mississauga Library site


  • Databases include:

GreenFILE (found under the Sears List link) 

        • Covers the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments in a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology
        • Academic and peer reviewed journal articles, as well as government and general interest sources
        • Select GreenFILE databases before entering search terms

Canadian Points of View Reference Center

        • Overviews of arguments regarding current and controversial issues on topics of interest to Canadians
        • Includes different materials such as essays, leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents, reference books and a series of titles from World Public Opinion


        • A comprehensive readers advisory reference
        • Gives summaries, reviews, rankings, reading level, sample first chapters and recommended ‘read-alikes’ for a massive database of fiction books

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Directory of Open Access Journals:

  • Free (open) access to peer-reviewed journals
  • Continually adding new titles




Open Content

  • More than 2,000 titles are now freely available from publishers such as University of California Press, Cornell University Press, NYU Press, and University of Michigan Press
  • Continually adding new titles

Register and Read

  • JStor provides an opportunity for students to gain access to a limited number of articles per month for free
  • Create a free MyJSTOR account and read up to 3 articles every 2 weeks with the Register & Read program
  • Click here for instructions on how to register and use this program

Non-Fiction eBooks​ ​

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Username and password available from your Teacher-Librarian


  • Over 5,800 non-fiction eBooks offer students authoritative, reliable resources across a wide range of subject areas such as Animals & Nature, Careers & Education, Criminology & Law, Current Issues, Economy and Business, Geography & Culture, History, Language, Literature, Mathematics, Medical & Health, Multicultural Studies, Mythology, Politics & Government, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, Sports & Entertainment, the Arts, and Women’s Studies
  • Simultaneous, multi-user access
  • New eBooks introduced regularly

​Encyclopedias ​

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​The Canadian Encyclopedia

  • A free, bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world
  • Offers the largest collection of authored, accurate and continually updated articles focused on Canada’s history and culture
  • To date, the Encyclopedia’s growing collection contains more than 19,000 bilingual articles by some 5,000 authors


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Username and password available from your Teacher-Librarian

Encyclopedia ​Britannica - High School

  • for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities
  • offering thousands of up-to-date, accurate, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites within two separate databases—Elementary or High
  • Support tools provided such as read-alouds, font size adjustment, and built-in translation

​Video Databases

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Username and password available  from your Teacher- Librarian


  • CBC and Radio-Canada’s online subscriber-based streaming service developed expressly for the Canadian educational community
  • Over a hundred different programs and thousands of episodes of current and past programs such as the Nature of Things, the Fifth Estate, Marketplace, News in Review, Doc Zone, the Passionate Eye, and Radio One
  • English and French programs available
  • New content added weekly
  • Content can be searched by relevance to grades and subjects

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ONF/NFB – National Film Board

  • Free streaming of the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning collection of documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction, and interactive works
  • Showcases issues of global importance that matter to Canadians such as the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts, and more
  • Works from many of Canada’s legendary directors and filmmakers 
    • Over 3000 productions in both English and French

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Username and password available from your Teacher-Librarian​

Learn 360

  • Learn360 streams over 130,000 education based multimedia resources for teachers, students, and parents
  • Database includes:
    • full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files and books, articles, activities, worksheets, teacher guides, and interactives
    • Subjects such as Arts, Business, Careers, Communication, Education, English and Language Arts, Government, Health and Guidance, Hospitality, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and World Cultures and Languages
    • New content added daily

​Other ​

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Username and password available from your Teacher-Librarian​

Career Cruising

  • A career resource that explores different career options
  • Contains assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles and comprehensive post-secondary education information (including financial aid options and scholarships)


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