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Popular PPL Databases and Digital Resources

Birds of the World
Explore comprehensive life history information, databases, and observations about birds from biologists and birders alike.

Chilton Library
Get step-by-step instructions, pictures, and diagrams for hundreds of vehicles from this auto repair database.

Access Portland Public Library’s ebooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines, and digital streaming services.

Consumer Reports
Find information, overviews, ratings, and recommendations on various consumer products and services.

Digital Commons
Access digitized local historic documents, images, and publications from southern Maine that represent and preserve the history and community life of Portland, Maine.

Directory of Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms
See a comprehensive, up to date directory of venture capital and private equity firms.

Driving Tests
Access training materials, including practice tests, specific to Maine’s BMV.

Gale Legal Forms
Review a variety of legal forms and documents, including digital templates, specific to Maine law.

Gale Power Search
Start your research using over 37,000 books, magazines, journals and newspapers.

Global Newsstream
Access the Portland Press Herald, New York Times, and other news sources from the US and around the world.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Research health-related topics, including diagnoses, treatments, and drugs.

Heritage Quest
Find genealogy information, including census data, local history articles, revolutionary war records and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Get detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

In Context (click the “In Context” tab)
Learners of all ages can access databases and other resources to help research, analyze, and organize information for writing assignments, presentations and more.

Learning Express
Find resources for learners of all ages—from exam prep, to computer skills, to career preparation.

Mango Languages
Use this fun, fast, and interactive online language-learning system to learn a variety of languages.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Access data for company, stock, mutual fund, ETF and market information.

Reference Solutions
Access basic directory information for residents (standard “white pages”) and up-to-date business and consumer data across the United States and Canada.

Small Engine Repair
Get repair information for lawnmowers, water craft, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, snowmobiles and more.

Find animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

Value Line
Access this investment management solution, providing in-depth financial information, research, and advanced analytical tools for new and experienced investors.