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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.

Newspapers and Journals Databases:

  • Academic OneFileMEL Database

    Multi-purpose periodical index with journals and popular magazines, many full-text. Published by Gale, this supports undergraduate-level research in the areas of current events, sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Access World News from Newsbank (Including Kalamazoo Gazette)PDL Databse

    This database of newspapers provides content from Michigan and newspapers, including the Kalamazoo Gazette (back to 2005). It also contains articles from USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and a wide variety of other papers. Genealogists will also find the America's Obituaries & Death Notices collection very helpful. Most content is provided through the Michigan e-Library, including the Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, and Traverse City Record Eagle, with the Kalamazoo Gazette content provided through the Portage District Library.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • America’s Obituaries and Death NoticesPDL Databse

    What Is America's Obituaries & Death Notices? America's Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank's large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person, to make searching easier and more precise. In addition, the text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find just what you're looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or other personal information.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Biography Resource CenterPDL Databse

    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
  • Business Insights: GlobalMEL Database

    This business resource from Gale provides industry and company information as well as a wide range of articles from academic, professional, and news publications.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Computer DatabaseMEL Database

    Computer Database has over 2,687,481 articles from journals, trade magazines and popular computing magazines.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

    The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

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    Anywhere
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