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Online Resources

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.

Authors, Literature, and Reading Databases:

  • Books and AuthorsMEL Database

    If you are trying to find out about a book or author, find something new to read, or remember the name of that good book your read last year, this database from Gale is a great place to start. "Joining" the database by establishing an account enables you to track what you have read.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Drama for StudentsPDL Databse

    This source provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Literature Resource CenterPDL Databse

    This contains critical analysis and biographies of over 120,000 writers and their works of literature. This database contains large numbers of literary criticism articles and is extremely useful to the high school or college level student.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • NovelistPDL Databse

    NoveList provides access to full text reviews, recommendations, and information:publication information; subject searching (do you want to find books set in a particular place?); and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction.You can ask it to recommend similar titles and authors, provide guides for book discussions, and even tag and give your own opinion on books you've read through a connection to Goodreads.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Novelist K-8PDL Databse

    NoveList K-8 provides access to titles specifically for kindergarten through 8th grade readers. It provides access to full text reviews, recommendations, and information:publication information; subject searching (do you want to find books set in a particular place?); and more ... You can ask it to recommend similar titles and authors. Specialized resources for parents, teachers and librarians include: 1) BookTalks; 2) Curricular Connection articles; 3) Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists); and 4) Teaching with Books section. Novelist K-8 will help you engage your reader.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Novels For StudentsPDL Databse

    This literature research collection, intended for students in middle school through college, assists in research on authors and the works they wrote. It provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Poetry for StudentsPDL Databse

    This features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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