eReference

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.

Computer Resources Databases:

  • Computer DatabaseMEL Database

    Computer Database has over 2,687,481 articles from journals, trade magazines and popular computing magazines.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • LearningExpress Computer CenterPDL Database

    Interactive tutorials on popular software packages, using computers, and internet security.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Lynda.comPDL Database

    Training Topics Include: 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Web, leadership, Excel, Creative Inspirations, Time Management, Communication, Marketing (please note that this service is for resident and paying card holders and not reciprocal borrowers). Login on a Desktop: Use your library card number and the same pin you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you are logged in, click the LIBRARY button on the black navigation bar at the top left. To login on a mobile device, download the Lynda.com app from your app store. Once the app has downloaded, click on "Already a member?". On the next page click the Organization tab at the top left. Next, scroll down to the Web Portal section. Enter “portagelibrary.info” in the box below and hit the login button. Your device will open a web browser and will pull up the library card sign in page for PDL. Use your library card number and the same pin you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you hit the login button, you will then be returned to the app, and will be logged in.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
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