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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.

Youth 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
  • Amazing Animals of the WorldPDL Databse

    This resource from Grolier introduces students to a wide range of animals, including a broad selection of species from all sorts of groups. An excellent resource for the endangered species project.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    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
  • CyberLibrary Portage Public Schools High Schools

    The Portage Public School system is fortunate enough to have some incredible resources at their students' disposal. These include databases purchased for the school, as well as helpful searching and media production hints developed by your Portage Public Schools media specialists. Since some of these (especially the ones that you see when you click the binoculars icon) are licensed, you may need to use the logins that you received at school. If you have forgotten these--we know, it happens--come to the library information desk and show us your current PPS student ID and we can assist you in accessing these resources. We are sorry, but we cannot give this information without the ID, over the phone, or via email, as that violates the user agreement between schools and vendors.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • eLibraryMEL Database

    Recommended for: Upper Elementary through High School. Full-text (1981-Present). Find over 2000 articles, ebooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps and reference sources such as almanacs and encyclopedias.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • eLibrary ElementaryMEL Database

    This database, aimed at the K-12 audience includes full text video, audio, books, pictures, magazines, maps, newspapers, & transcripts of TV and radio shows.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Encyclopedia AmericanaPDL Databse

    This online encyclopedia is aimed at the middle school audience and contains more than 45,000 articles on science, technology, society politics and the arts.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card