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.

  • Rosetta StonePDL Database

    This innovative language solution for libraries helps patrons engage with confidence in multilingual settings close to home and in locations abroad. Choose Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, or Vietnamese.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • 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
  • Small Business BuilderPDL Database

    This resource for small business owners/entrepreneurs walks the user through brainstorming the creation of a small business, as well as the writing of a business plan, business canvas, lean canvas, and several other business visualization models.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • Small Business Reference CenterMEL Database

    Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Small Engine RepairMEL Database

    Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs.

    Category:

    Auto Repair

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card