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.

Tests, Training, and School Applications Databases:

  • College Blue BookPDL Databse

    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • 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 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 with a library card
  • Master the GMAT (Peterson)

    Provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, shares nine full-length practice tests including three on the accompanying CD, and includes guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • Master the GRE (Peterson)PDL Databse

    The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) tests basic mathematical skills and the ability to solve problems. Material covers arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and data analysis.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Master the SAT (Peterson)PDL Databse

    Offers test-taking strategies, provides diagnostic tools, reviews key concepts, and includes six full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Official Guide to Mastering DSST Exams (Peterson)PDL Databse

    Provides a complete review of each subject area to help score high on the DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests) exams, as well as diagnostic and post-tests for each of the eight featured exams. The DSST program is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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