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.

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S.PDL Database

    Online it is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a PDL resident library card
  • ReferenceUSAPDL Database

    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 PDL resident library card
  • 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 ResearcherPDL Database

    SIRS Researcher provides content from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 360+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, and political issues.

    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