eResources

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.

Encyclopedias Databases:

  • ERIC (free version)

    Educators, researchers, and general interest. Abstracts and/or Full text. Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information. Includes bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) for more than 1.4 million items indexed since 1966, including:journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education related materials. Currently, more than 650 journals are indexed in ERIC either comprehensively (full content) or selectively (articles that are education-related). Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicinePDL Databse

    Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of CancerPDL Databse

    This source is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of DietsPDL Databse

    This encyclopedia covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive BehaviorPDL Databse

    This encyclopedia explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Virtual Reference LibraryPDL Databse

    This is an extensive set of online reference books available to you from home from any computer with your library card. It includes multiple encyclopedias of different types, biographies, directories, and other types of reference materials for all ages. There is a base collection of works purchased by MeL which has been augmented by additional titles purchased by the Portage District Library.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Grolier Multimedia EncyclopediaPDL Databse

    An encyclopedia intended for middle school students including photos, graphics, maps, and multimedia.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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