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.

Youth Databases:

  • ABC-CLIO World GeographyPDL Databse

    World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • Amazing Animals of the WorldPDL Databse

    This resource from Grolier introduces students to a wide range of animals, including a broad selection of species from all sorts of groups. An excellent resource for the endangered species project.

    Category:

    Encyclopedias, Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • America the BeautifulPDL Databse

    America the Beautiful is an online reference resource from Grolier providing information on the U.S. states and territories for Elementary and Middle School readers. An excellent source for the State Report.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • 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 with a library card
  • 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
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