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.

General Resources Databases:

  • 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
  • Early World of LearningMEL Database

    Grades PreK-5. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Includes materials for educators. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil HallazgosMEL Database

    Grades PreK - 5. Bilingual resources - visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers. Eight categories to browse: arts, history and government, people, places, plants and animals, science and mathematics, sports and hobbies, and world religions. The visual dictionary includes thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels. Save, print, or email content. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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