Portage District Library Quick Links

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.

Newspapers and Journals Databases:

  • InfoTrac NewsstandMEL Database

    The InfoTrac Newsstand newspaper database allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields, searching a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, including The Grand Rapids Press, and the New York Times, as well as other Michigan Newspapers.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Kalamazoo Gazette Online (inside the library only)

    This provides access from inside the library to the eReplica edition of the paper

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • Literature Resource CenterPDL Databse

    This contains critical analysis and biographies of over 120,000 writers and their works of literature. This database contains large numbers of literary criticism articles and is extremely useful to the high school or college level student.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • New Book of Popular SciencePDL Databse

    This Grolier database, aimed at the K-12 age group, covers current topics in science and technology using nontechnical language. It includes scientific biographies, science projects, science news, and reference encyclopedias.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Opposing Viewpoints in ContextMEL Database

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the starting place for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. The place to go for persuasive speech or debate assignments.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • ProCon

    www.procon.org, a Pulitzer-winning site helps students and citizens alike see multiple points of the view on controversial issues in the news.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • SIRS RenaissanceMEL Database

    This database is recommended for: High school, College and University. Full text. Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual art. The SIRS suite also includes numerous student and teacher tools.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card