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Online Resources

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.

Electronic Reference Titles Databases:

  • Who’s Buying ApparelPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on getting dressed by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance, based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2009 Consumer Expenditure Survey.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying at Restaurants and Carry-OutsPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on eating out by the demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance. Restaurant spending trends between 2006 and 2009 are also examined in this report.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying by AgePDL Databse

    Provides weekly and quarterly spending data on what households buy, how much they spend, and how often they buy certain items. Also examines average spending before (2000 to 2006) and after (2006 to 2009) the Great Recession for the seven age groups ranging from under age 25 to age 75 or older.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying by Race and Hispanic OriginPDL Databse

    Presents detailed spending data by race and Hispanic origin on hundreds of products and services in major categories ranging from apparel to transportation.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying EntertainmentPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on amusing themselves by the following demographics: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Examines products and services such as sports and photographic equipment, sound components and TVs, videogames, movie and theater tickets

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying Executive Summary of Household SpendingPDL Databse

    Presents a broad overview of household spending in the year 2009, along with spending trends before (2000 to 2006) and after (2006 to 2009) the Great Recession, and is designed to give researchers insights into consumer spending patterns and how those patterns differ based on various demographic characteristics.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying for PetsPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on pets by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Provides data on who's buying pet food, supplies and medicine, veterinary services, etc.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card