Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Biography Databases:

  • Biography and Genealogy Master IndexMEL Database

    Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic citations only.


    Biography, Genealogy


    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Biography In ContextPDL Database

    This database from Gale delivers nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. In it you’ll find: •600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals •170+ reference titles •50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events •Integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content


    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
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