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.

Youth Databases:

  • Scholastic GO!PDL Database

    One link, five hundred thousand resources for homework help. Includes nonfiction texts, Newspapers, Videos, Maps to help your student excel in their homework assignments.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • SIRS DiscovererPDL Database

    SIRS Discoverer is a resource for grades K-9. This database covers full text articles selected from 1,700 magazines. The graphic interface is exceptionally useful to younger students, but high school and college students will want to check out the incredible map resources in this tool.

    Category:

    Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • SIRS RenaissancePDL Database

    This database is recommended for: High school, College and University. Full text. Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual art. The SIRS suite also includes numerous student and teacher tools.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card