Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Dictionary Link

Grolier Resources & Encyclopedia  (see media center handout for password)

Britannica School - Middle

FactCite  (see media center handout for password)

SIRS Researcher   (see media center handout for password)

no password necessary 

Includes: ELibrary, Infotrac, Opposing Viewpoints, Research in Context, and more.

You may have to enter a Michigan Driver's License number for some databases.  This does not have to be your license, but borrow from a family member or friend.  It is just to prove your residency.


Culture Grams - password and link coming

BrainPop   (see media center  handout for password)

Noodle Quest 

Citation support

Government Resources

Almanacs & Facts    
Maps and Timelines
 Online Article Search 
1. Log-in: Use your Portage Library card number for a user name. 2. PIN: Last 4 digits of phone number you had when you got your card. 
3. Click on: Article Search 
4. Select a database and click on the link.
Ask Any Research Question – Get an email answer in 30 minutes (during library hours). 
To email your question, click on the “Ask Any” link above or call 329-4544.