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.

Tests, Training, and School Applications Databases:

  • College Blue BookPDL Databse

    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Directory LibraryMEL Database

    Provides access to a number of very useful directories including Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico; Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, Organizations; Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, National Organizations of the U.S. Regional, State and Local Organizations; Brands and Their Companies; and Statistics & Rankings Business Rankings Annual.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Job and Career AcceleratorMEL Database

    Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. You can explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations in order to match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you. You can also search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, and learn computer skills to make you more marketable. The site allows you to organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • LearningExpress LibraryMEL Database

    LearningExpress Library is an interactive collection of self-paced online courses and practice tests including the GED; college and graduate school entrance tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT GMAT; and professonal and or licensing tests from the CDL (Commercial Driver's License) to the ASVAB, to nursing and real estate. Although Michigan achievement tests, such as the MEAP are not included, reviews geared toward other states' tests at similar grade levels may be useful preparation tools. This resource also has computer skills courses and tutorials, sections on verbal and mathematical skills building, and hundreds of online PDF titles. You will need to create an account to fully utilize this resource.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Master the ASVAB (ARCO)PDL Databse

    Offers test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review, and five practice exams with answers and detailed explanations for all portions of the ASVAB.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Master the CLEP (Peterson)PDL Databse

    Offers test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review, and practice exams with answers and detailed explanations for all portions of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Master the GMAT (Peterson)

    Provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, shares nine full-length practice tests including three on the accompanying CD, and includes guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.

    Availability:

    Anywhere