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.

Reading and Language Arts Databases:

  • Bookflix by ScholasticMEL Database

    Grades PreK - 5. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time! Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or 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 in Michigan or with a library card
  • eBook K-8 CollectionMEL Database

    K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun. Search for what you want. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning. Online help available too. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Novelist K-8PDL Database

    NoveList K-8 provides access to titles specifically for kindergarten through 8th grade readers. It provides access to full text reviews, recommendations, and information:publication information; subject searching (do you want to find books set in a particular place?); and more ... You can ask it to recommend similar titles and authors. Specialized resources for parents, teachers and librarians include: 1) BookTalks; 2) Curricular Connection articles; 3) Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists); and 4) Teaching with Books section. Novelist K-8 will help you engage your reader.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
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