A to Z Listing of Databases

We at the Portage Public Library recognize more than ever the value of accessible and accurate digital resources. This list may evolve as we move forward; we hope our patrons find the following links and digital resources useful. We are committed to keep our staff and community healthy, safe, and informed! If a link is out-of-date or needs to be updated, please contact Chris at cbaker@portagelibrary.us so he can fix whatever is needed!

Columbia County HHS Resources

The Columbia County Health and Human Service's Resource Page is an excellent place to visit for information regarding benefits, needs, and assistance options of all types. There is both a comprehensive and condensed resource guide available at the top of the page.

∙ Columbia County HHS Resources

City of Portage 2021 Budget

∙ Click here to access a printable .pdf of the City of Portage's 2021 Budget. With questions, please contact the City of Portage Municipal Building (located at 115 W Pleasant St, Portage, WI 53901) by calling 608-742-2176.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Columbia County

∙ Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Columbia County

∙ Click here to learn more about the Columbia County HHS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) General Resources

∙ Click here to visit South Central Library System's Covid-19 Resource page

Library Catalog

∙ LINKcat

Ebooks & Downloadables

∙ Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive): Downloadable ebooks & audiobooks.

Job Seeker Resources

∙ Department of Public Instruction Job Resources

Portage Area Resources for Those Seeking Assistance

∙ Click here for a document that includes multiple Portage-area resources for those looking for assistance! (Updated July 2020)

Digitized Portage Newspaper Collection (In-library only)

∙ Click here to search digitized versions of all Portage newspapers dating back to 1855!

Want to ensure that you are prepared to spot "good information" vs. "bad information?

World Health Organization: Let's Flatten the Infodemic Curve

Are you, or is someone you know, dealing with addiction/substance abuse troubles?


From their website: "Our mission is to provide support for people who are dealing with substance abuse and addiction. We do this through our comprehensive resources and guides, and connecting people with the right treatment programs."


Ancestry Library (Available in-library only.)
Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
AutoMate (BadgerLink)
Repair information for many vehicles, domestic and imported, from 1974-present.
Connect to Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (BadgerLink)
Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine.

For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers.

eBooks on EBSCOhost eBooks on EBSCOhost
Ebooks for use with computers and ebook readers.
Connect to Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica (BadgerLink)
Encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, and related learning materials for students and teachers (K-12).

Connect to Enciclopedia Juvenil Britannica Escolar Online (BadgerLink)
Spanish Language Dictionary and Encyclopedia for kids.
Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (BadgerLink)
Spanish language Dictionary and Encyclopedia
Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multi-disciplinary research. Hundreds of volumes are accessible from home 24/7. Watch the Tutorial
HeritageQuest (BadgerLink)
Genealogy resources including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, etc.
LearningExpress Library (BadgerLink)
Practice tests and study resources for real estate exams, civil service, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GED, Nursing, etc. It also provides guided training for computer skills, job search and workplace skills, U.S. citizenship and Spanish language resources.
NoveList (BadgerLink)
Book recommendations, reviews, book discussion guides, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
Connect to NoveList K-8 Novelist K-8 (BadgerLink)
Book recommendations, reviews, booktalks, book discussion guides, etc., for kids (0-18).
Wisconsin's Digital Library - OverDrive OverDrive / Wisconsin's Digital Library
Free downloadable audio books, music, and videos for use with computers & mobile devices.
Connect to TeachingBooks.net TeachingBooks.net (BadgerLink)
Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors.

Wisconsin Digital Archives
The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents about the activities, functions, and policies of Wisconsin State Government. The collection contains documents from 2001 to current published by the Executive and Judicial branches of Wisconsin State Government, state government task forces, initiatives, boards, commissions, councils and special study groups.

What's Next in a Series? What's Next in a Series?
What's Next™: Books in Series database from Kent District Library helps you search series fiction.
WorldCat WorldCat
Find library materials worldwide. Find items you are unable to find in LINKcat.

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