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.

History and Countries Databases:

  • ABC-CLIO World GeographyPDL Databse

    World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • America the BeautifulPDL Databse

    America the Beautiful is an online reference resource from Grolier providing information on the U.S. states and territories for Elementary and Middle School readers. An excellent source for the State Report.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Art Institute of Chicago: The Online Collections

    Explore the Art Institute of Chicago's online collections, which offer access to over 87,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of the AIC's encyclopedic collection. Browse the collections by selecting one of the categories shown on the left side of the page. Or, search by entering terms into the "Quick Search."

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • British Museum Online Image Collections

    The database is an inventory of the Museum’s collection and aims to record what is known about it. It is primarily designed to support curatorial and research work, and much of the text is specialised in nature and terminology. There are currently 2,246,659 records available, which represent more than 3,500,000 objects.

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    Anywhere
  • CulturegramsPDL Databse

    This is an excellent full-text reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe, states, and Canadian provinces, which includes, photos, downloadable slideshows and streaming videos, build-your-own sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with native children and adults, printable maps and flags, sounds files for the national anthems and country names and much more. There is information on government, religion, daily life and customs, history, plus maps, flags, and both photographs and videos.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Detroit Institute of Art: Online Collections

    Search collections by artist's last name, key words in the title, artist nationality, and other fields. It is not necessary to fill in all of the boxes.Only a portion of the DIA's complete collection is represented online.

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    Anywhere
  • Digital Historical ArchivesPDL Databse

    The Heritage Room’s digital archives have been created with the dual purpose of bringing our unique collection of historic documents and photographs out of the dark file cabinets and dusty back-room storage spaces and giving you, the patron, easy access to these marvelous resources.

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    Anywhere
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