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.

Tests, Training, and School Applications Databases:

  • Gale Directory LibraryMEL Database

    Provides access to a number of very useful directories including Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico; Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, Organizations; Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, National Organizations of the U.S. Regional, State and Local Organizations; Brands and Their Companies; and Statistics & Rankings Business Rankings Annual.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • LearningExpress LibraryMEL Database

    LearningExpress Library is an interactive collection of self-paced online courses and practice tests including the GED; college and graduate school entrance tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT GMAT; and professonal and or licensing tests from the CDL (Commercial Driver's License) to the ASVAB, to nursing and real estate. Although Michigan achievement tests, such as the MEAP are not included, reviews geared toward other states' tests at similar grade levels may be useful preparation tools. This resource also has computer skills courses and tutorials, sections on verbal and mathematical skills building, and hundreds of online PDF titles. You will need to create an account to fully utilize this resource.

    Availability:

    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Lynda.comPDL Database

    Training Topics in this business-and-life-enhancing database include: 3D Animation, Business, Design, Home Computing, Photography, Web, Leadership, Microsoft Office, Time Management, Communication, Marketing. Login on a Desktop: Use your library card number and the same PIN you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you are logged in, click the LIBRARY button on the black navigation bar at the top left. To login on a mobile device, download the Lynda.com app from your app store.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
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