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:

  • 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 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
  • Small Business BuilderPDL Database

    This resource for small business owners/entrepreneurs walks the user through brainstorming the creation of a small business, as well as the writing of a business plan, business canvas, lean canvas, and several other business visualization models.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • ValueLinePDL Database

    This investment database reports on approximately 1,700 stocks and more than 90 industries and also covers mutual funds, convertible securities, options, special situations and more.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • Weiss Ratings OnlinePDL Database

    Financial Ratings Series Online combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to provide libraries and their patrons with a single source for  financial strength ratings and  financial planning tools covering Banks, Insurers, Mutual Funds and Stocks.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
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