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Online Resources

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:

  • New Book of Popular SciencePDL Databse

    This Grolier database, aimed at the K-12 age group, covers current topics in science and technology using nontechnical language. It includes scientific biographies, science projects, science news, and reference encyclopedias.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Novels For StudentsPDL Databse

    This literature research collection, intended for students in middle school through college, assists in research on authors and the works they wrote. It provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Opposing Viewpoints in ContextMEL Database

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the starting place for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. The place to go for persuasive speech or debate assignments.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Poetry for StudentsPDL Databse

    This features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Short Stories for StudentsPDL Databse

    This source provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • WorldBookOnlinePDL Databse

    The WorldBook Encyclopedia is one of the research workhorses for students and families for years. Access this resource online.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card