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.

Health, Nursing, and Medicine Databases:

  • Consumer HealthMEL Database

    Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Health Source:  Nursing/AcademicMEL Database

    Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Michigan eLibraryMEL Database

    The State of Michigan supplies over fifty resources to further academic and career growth, only some of which we feature on our website. If you can’t find information in the PDL databases, check out the Michigan eLibrary for resources on education, medicine, business, and history, among other topics. Michigan eLibrary is available anywhere in Michigan.

    Availability:

    Anywhere