eResources

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.

Encyclopedias Databases:

  • Amazing Animals of the WorldPDL Database

    This resource from Grolier introduces students to a wide range of animals, including a broad selection of species from all sorts of groups. An excellent resource for the endangered species project.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Biography In ContextPDL Database

    This database from Gale delivers nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. In it you’ll find: •600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals •170+ reference titles •50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events •Integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Britannica SchoolMEL Database

    Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels - Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. School. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Britannica School-ElementaryMEL Database

    Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Britannica School-HighMEL Database

    High School and adult. School code is mel5. Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Britannica School-Learning ZoneMEL Database

    Pre K - 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Britannica School-MiddleMEL Database

    Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is mel5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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