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.

Business, Investment, and Finance Databases:

  • Business DecisionMEL Database

    BusinessDecision is a powerful web-based software service available through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL.org). BusinessDecision enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Business Insights: GlobalMEL Database

    This business resource from Gale provides industry and company information as well as a wide range of articles from academic, professional, and news publications.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Demographics NowMEL Database

    DemographicsNow is an online subscription offering access to in-depth demographic data for the delivery of consumer and market insight into rapidly compiled reporting visualizations.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Gale Business CollectionMEL Database

    Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or 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 in Michigan or with a library card
  • Morningstar Investment Resource CenterPDL Database

    This investor information database provides information on nearly 8,000 stocks and 15,000 funds. Charts and graphs can track the performance of an investment vehicle over time periods that can be specified.

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • ReferenceUSAPDL Database

    This resource contains information on millions of U.S. businesses, as well as residential information from every phone directory in the United States. Data is organized and retrievable by economic, geographic, and thematic searches.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
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