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.

Youth Databases:

  • Grolier Multimedia EncyclopediaPDL Database

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

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • InfoTrac Student EditionMEL Database

    High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. Over 1,300 titles cross searchable with eBooks. Gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Kids InfoBitsMEL Database

    Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface and simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more for students in grades K-5.

    Category:

    Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Kids InfoBitsMEL Database

    Grades PreK - 5. Full text. Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Curriculum-related and age appropriate content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Lands and PeoplesPDL Database

    This encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events is an excellent start for cultural research for the elementary to high school student.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Michigana: Sources in U.S. HistoryMEL Database

    This digital archive documents Michigan state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.

    Availability:

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

    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
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