Special Offers

MCLS members get 35% off on new Infobase eBook collections

Boost your eBook offerings with new Infobase eBook collections. The following six new collections are now available, and all titles are perpetual access and DRM free: 

  • American Multicultural Experience (52 titles) 
  • Hispanic-American Heritage Collection (44 titles) 
  • Job Search and Soft Skills Collection (40 titles) 
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collection (65 titles) 
  • Shakespeare’s World Collection (52 titles) 
  • World Faith Traditions Collection (40 titles) 

Explore these resources by requesting a trial. Contact MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources at or 517-939-1382 for title lists, trial credentials, and pricing quotes.

(DATE CHANGE) Vendor Spotlight: Skilltype is offering a professional development tools webinar on June 11*

Learn how Skilltype helps libraries advance employee professional development by attending the Tuesday, June 11* webinar from 2-3 p.m. Eastern (1-2 p.m. Central). Skilltype is a library-specific professional development tool that allows library administration to strategically assess employee skills and professional development needs by identifying strengths, gaps, and providing information on various professional development opportunities available through a variety of established services and organizations. Find out more about this unique resource at the upcoming webinar led by Skilltype staff. 


Discounted pricing on Skilltype is available to MCLS members. Contact or 517-939-1382 for more information and a quote. 

*The May newsletter previously listed the date as May 8. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it has been rescheduled for June 11. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you are able to attend.

Infobase and MCLS partner to offer community college libraries special pricing on nursing resources 

Infobase nursing and allied health resources are designed to support nursing allied health students on their path to academic and clinical success. Help your health science students excel in their studies, pass licensure exams and prepare for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system. Learn more about the current offer that bundles products to provide cost savings to libraries. Details, including free trial information, are available here.  

To request a quote, reach out to MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources at or 517-939-1382.

Clarivate and MCLS partner to offer EndNote™ discounted pricing for MCLS members

Today’s research is characterized by the need for collaboration, a higher prediction of the research outcome, process efficiency, and changes in research ecosystems–all possible with EndNote™ which supports students, faculty, and staff on all stages of research and writing, streamlines systematic reviews, encourages collaboration, allows multitasking, and increases your efficiency and effectivity. Several enhancements to EndNote™ are ahead as Clarivate invests in this top reference management system. Auto reference creation, plagiarism checker, RefWorks integration, and Cite While You Write are some of the improvements coming for EndNote™.

MCLS members receive advantageous pricing (one-time fee and subscription options) for group, lab, department, and sitewide licensing. For more information about EndNote™ and a quote, contact MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources at or 517-939-1382.

Reveal Digital collections expand

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, crowdfunded by libraries. Digitized primary source materials from the 20th and 21st centuries are important resources for learning and research, but they can be difficult to find. Reveal Digital’s Open Access collections, hosted on JSTOR, help fill that need while also elevating the voices of marginalized and hidden communities.

In 2022, MCLS invested in the work of Reveal Digital, contributing funds to support the development of their Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement and Documenting White Supremacy and its Opponents in the 1920s. Through Reveal Digital’s collections, users can see first-hand key information resources (photos, newsletters, documents, and more) on the topics. The content is curated and sourced from a wide array of libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors. The results are diverse thematic collections of scholarly value available to everyone everywhere.

Reveal Digital’s work continues. One of the most exciting additions in recent months are two iconic newspapers in the American Prison Newspapers (APN) collection. The San Quinten News is an award-winning monthly newspaper that has been in publication intermittently since 1940. It provides an insider’s perspective on events within San Quinten and topics related to crime and punishment more generally. On the opposite end of the date spectrum is The Summary, which began publishing in 1883 in the Elmyra New York Penitentiary. It became the model for all prison journalism that followed.

Find out more about how your library can support the ongoing efforts of Reveal Digital. Contact MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources at or 517-939-1382.

Wiley announces spring savings for MCLS members through April 20

Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Wiley’s online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with their digital learning, assessment, and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments, and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 years, Wiley has delivered consistent performance to stakeholders.

Through April 20, 2024, MCLS members enjoy significant savings on a variety of Wiley resources:

  • e-MRW (25-50% discount) collection of reference books.
  • eText Collections (75% discount) including Psychology/Counseling, Humanities, and Social Sciences providing affordability.
  • Journal Backfiles (25-50% discount), offering titles that extend back to Volume 1, Issue 1, and date back to the 18th century.
  • Online Books (25-50% discount), 22,000+ titles from celebrated scientists, award-winning authors, and renowned researchers in life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Usage Based Collection Management (80% discount), 12-month access to entire 22,000+ Wiley Online books for one low price. At the end of 12 months select the content that you want. UBCM is a flexible approach to building your digital library.
  • Wiley Digital Archives (15-35% discount), unique primary-source content seamlessly accessed via an advanced digital platform.

For product information and a quote, contact MCLS eLicensing and Collection Resources at or 517-939-1382.

Explore Kanopy’s “awe-inspiring” catalog

We are excited to introduce Kanopy BASE (KBASE), a dynamic collection of approximately 12,000 captivating films. As described by The New York Times, KBASE is truly “awe-inspiring,” offering a diverse range of content spanning documentaries, foundational cinema, career technical education videos, essential DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) videos, and much more.

KBASE provides seamless, unlimited access to thousands of titles, including many with public screening rights, all for one annual FTE-based fee with the exclusive MCLS discount. Designed with budgetary considerations in mind, KBASE empowers intellectual growth, fosters critical analysis, encourages dialogue, and sparks curiosity.

Take advantage of a free trial to explore the platform and check out the videos from drama to action, fantasy to crime, comedy to documentary. Discover why Kanopy is the right choice for you and your institution. Act now to secure your subscription before prices increase in July!

For more information, contact Group Purchasing at or 517-939-1382.

Kanopy Spring Semester Town Hall

Did you miss the Kanopy Spring Semester Town Hall on Jan. 31? Don’t worry! You can catch up on all the updates and discussions by watching the recorded sessionUse passcode 2.sJtj9 when prompted. Feel free to share this recording with your faculty members so they can stay informed about the latest developments at Kanopy.

New offers from ProQuest: genealogy and newspaper products and O’Reilly workforce resources

If your library is looking to add new resources this year, particularly in genealogy or newspapers (historical or recent, national, or state collections) or considering a workforce development platform for your patrons, consider these resource offers from ProQuest:

  1. If you have access or an active subscription to any genealogy databases (Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and Fold3), you can add World at 45% off. You can also add any one of those three databases for 35% off if you have at least one as an active subscription.
  2. Receive a 25-35% discount on ProQuest state, regional, and national collections—either historical or recent—including US Major Dailies, US and Global Newsstream, and Historical Newspapers MI and IN state packages.
  3. Offer your patrons O’Reilly for Public Libraries workforce development product for 15-20% off with additional 60-day free access prior to committing to subscription. O’Reilly for Public Libraries contains over 50,000 eBook titles and over 30,000 video and course learning content focused on business and technology. You can learn more by watching this O’Reilly for Public Libraries overview video.

Free trials are available. For more information or to request a quote or trial, reach out to Group Purchasing at or 517-939-1382.

We invite you to explore Films On Demand

Films On Demand is a thoughtfully curated collection of academic videos that have a favorable impact on instruction, annual cost, content quality, and ease of use. We have arranged a trial of the Archival Films & Newsreels, Allied Health, and Art & Architecture collections so that you may view and browse Films On Demand’s award-winning content.

Access all trials using this link.
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Films On Demand‘s platform provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. At?Films On Demand, content matters. The video library is assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Plus,?Films On Demand titles have won numerous awards, including Peabody, CLIO, Telly, Emmy®, CINE Golden Eagle Award,?Video Librarian?Best Documentary, FREDDIE Award, and many more!

We are offering a special promotion of 30% off any new Films on Demand subscription until March 31. If you are already a Films On Demand subscriber, you can add additional collections at a 30% discount.

For more information, contact Group Purchasing at or 517-939-1382.

This year, Doody’s Core Titles® is a MUST-have

With thousands of new health sciences titles published each year, how do you know which titles remain relevant or are worth acquiring? Doody’s Core Titles® makes answering these questions a breeze! Selected by content experts and seasoned librarians, this annually published list of the most distinguished titles in 120+ health sciences specialties is the most popular collection development tool for health sciences librarians worldwide. The newest edition publishes in April, so now is the perfect time to equip yourself with this invaluable, and affordable, tool.

MCLS member libraries qualify for group purchasing rates. Contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or 517-939-1382 to request a quote or trial.

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