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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.

Youth Databases:

  • Novelist K-8PDL Databse

    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 with a library card
  • ProCon

    www.procon.org, a Pulitzer-winning site helps students and citizens alike see multiple points of the view on controversial issues in the news.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • SIRS DiscovererMEL Database

    SIRS Discoverer is a resource for grades K-9. This database covers full text articles selected from 1,700 magazines. The graphic interface is exceptionally useful to younger students, but high school and college students will want to check out the incredible map resources in this tool.

    Category:

    Youth

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • SIRS RenaissanceMEL Database

    This database is recommended for: High school, College and University. Full text. Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual art. The SIRS suite also includes numerous student and teacher tools.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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