August is Research Matters Month at Porter Library

In celebration of information resources, August is Research Matters Month at Westlake Porter Public Library. Talk with library staff about all we have to offer and receive freebies from our database vendors just for stopping in.    

According to a study on “Library Services in a Digital Age” by Pew Internet and American Life, over half of public library users come to the library to conduct research on topics of interest to them. Westlake Porter Public Library is ready for our customers. We deliver the perfect blend of today’s most popular self-help, how-to, cooking, travel and other nonfiction eBooks. We offer database resources to explore genealogy, car repair, health information, stocks, news and consumer reviews. We provide free online classes to learn foreign languages, business plans, software programs and new technology. And that’s just the beginning.

Providing answers to questions is a basic service of public libraries. Because of the importance of electronic resources in helping our customers find answers, WPPL provides access to high-quality electronic information databases beyond the core offerings in the Ohio Web Library collection. Log in to to learn CAD and 3D printing. Gather investment data from Morningstar Research Center or Standard & Poor's Netadvantage. Publish your eBook or read the work of other self-published authors in the Biblioboard Library. Gather medical information from the online Merck Manual. Apply for a grant using Foundation Directory Online. Or check out popular new titles and favorite authors in NoveList Plus. 

We’ll be offering database promotions and giveaways in the lobby throughout August. Search and discover a better learning experience at your library. Because Research Matters at Westlake Porter Public Library, not just in August, but every single day of the year.

Debbie Loiacono

We are the Adult Services department at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

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