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.

Electronic Reference Titles Databases:

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicinePDL Database

    Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of CancerPDL Database

    This source is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of DietsPDL Database

    This encyclopedia covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive BehaviorPDL Database

    This encyclopedia explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Gale Encyclopedia of MedicinePDL Database

    This source includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on WhatPDL Database

    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
  • Magill’s Medical GuidePDL Database

    Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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