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.

Do It Yourself Databases:

  • Infotrac Gardening, Landscaping, and HorticultureMEL Database

    Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

    Category:

    Do It Yourself

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Infotrac Home Improvement CollectionMEL Database

    Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

    Category:

    Do It Yourself

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Lynda.comPDL Database

    Training Topics Include: 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Web, leadership, Excel, Creative Inspirations, Time Management, Communication, Marketing (please note that this service is for resident and paying card holders and not reciprocal borrowers). Login on a Desktop: Use your library card number and the same PIN you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you are logged in, click the LIBRARY button on the black navigation bar at the top left. To login on a mobile device, download the Lynda.com app from your app store. Once the app has downloaded, click on "Already a member?". On the next page click the Organization tab at the top left. Next, scroll down to the Web Portal section. Enter “portagelibrary.info” in the box below and hit the login button. Your device will open a web browser and will pull up the library card sign in page for PDL. Use your library card number and the same pin you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you hit the login button, you will then be returned to the app, and will be logged in.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
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