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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.

Business, Investment, and Finance Databases:

  • Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on WhatPDL Databse

    Examines how much American households spend on hundreds of products and services by demographics including age, income, household type, region of residence, race and Hispanic origin, and educational attainment. Products and services examined include apparel, entertainment, financial products and services, food, alcohol, gifts, health care, household furnishings, shelter and utilities, personal care, reading, education, tobacco, and transportation.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Morningstar Investment Resource CenterPDL Databse

    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 Databse

    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 library card
  • Small Business Resource CenterMEL Database

    Another great resource for small business owners/entrepreneurs and general users Users can learn how to start, finance, or manage a small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, full-text articles, and websites.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • ValueLinePDL Databse

    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:

    Only at the library
  • Who’s Buying Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic BeveragesPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on drinks by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Who’s Buying ApparelPDL Databse

    Examines how much Americans spend on getting dressed by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance, based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2009 Consumer Expenditure Survey.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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