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.

  • A to Z DatabasesMEL Database

    AtoZ databases is a job search, reference, and mailing list database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Used for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • 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 PDL resident library card
  • Academic Search CompleteMEL Database

    Designed for academic institutions. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research. Social sciences and the humanities also covered.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Access World News from Newsbank (Including Kalamazoo Gazette)PDL Database

    This database of newspapers provides content from Michigan and newspapers, including the Kalamazoo Gazette (back to 2005). It also contains articles from USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and a wide variety of other papers. Genealogists will also find the America's Obituaries & Death Notices collection very helpful. Most content is provided through the Michigan e-Library, including the Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, and Traverse City Record Eagle, with the Kalamazoo Gazette content provided through the Portage District Library.

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • Affordable Care Act: Information and Enrollment: Other

    This gateway into www.healthcare.gov will enable you to explore and (starting October 1, 2013) enroll in healthcare coverage through the insurance marketplace.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • ALLDATAPDL Database

    AllData contains factory-correct automotive diagnostic and repair information. Available only inside the Portage District Library.

    Category:

    Auto Repair

    Availability:

    Only at the library
  • Ancestry Library EditionPDL Database

    Ancestry contains federal census information, genealogies, and family histories.

    Category:

    Genealogy

    Availability:

    Only at the library