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.

Homework Databases:

  • ABC-CLIO World GeographyPDL Database

    World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • CyberLibrary Portage Public Schools High Schools

    The Portage Public School system is fortunate enough to have some incredible resources at their students' disposal. These include databases purchased for the school, as well as helpful searching and media production hints developed by your Portage Public Schools media specialists. Since some of these (especially the ones that you see when you click the binoculars icon) are licensed, you may need to use the logins that you received at school. If you have forgotten these--we know, it happens--come to the library information desk and show us your current PPS student ID and we can assist you in accessing these resources. We are sorry, but we cannot give this information without the ID, over the phone, or via email, as that violates the user agreement between schools and vendors.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • 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

    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
  • Military and Intelligence DatabaseMEL Database

    Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • OAIster (free version)

    General interest. Catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide. Includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,500 contributors worldwide.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine CollectionMEL Database

    Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. A collection drawn from Gale databases Academic OneFile and General OneFile.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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