Special Offers

Statista, the global number one data platform

Statista is the global number one data platform with more than 3 million statistics on over 80,000 topics across 170 industries, including a plethora of data across academic departments like nursing, social sciences, and business, among 177 other disciplines. Statista grants access to academic publication rights and citation features.

The statistics platform has become an integral part of the academic sector serving as a data finding aid for students, lecturers, and researchers. Their content is not only trusted among academic institutions but also to thousands of corporate and government establishments. Whether it is valid data for term papers & theses, for daily tasks in research and teaching, or as a research tool in libraries, Statista always provides the most relevant content.

To request a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Free product trials and special savings on K-12 resources from Infobase

The education landscape has forever been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Infobase resources can help support K-12 teaching and learning wherever instruction happens to take place. Spanning all grade levels and multiple disciplines, all Infobase resources offer unlimited, simultaneous access for teachers, librarians, and students in the classroom or from home! Available databases geared toward K-12 students include African American History, Ancient and Medieval History, Bloom’s Literature, Chelsea House Biographies, Health Reference Center, Today’s Science, World News Digest, World Religions, and others. Streaming video and eBook collections are available as well.

To help MCLS members learn about Infobase products, the company is offering K-12 member libraries free product trials and a 25% discount on new subscriptions.

For free trial access information or product quotes, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Special savings on JSTOR collections

This is a great time for MCLS members who are considering participating in JSTOR for the first time or adding new journal collections to their current JSTOR holdings. Exclusive offers available through June 30, 2021 include:

  • Four-year academic institutions save on their one-time Archive Capital Fees (ACF), and the ACF is entirely waived for secondary schools
  • Current JSTOR participants pay just six months of fees for 12 months of access for any new collections they add
  • Additional savings are also available for two- and four-year academic institutions, secondary schools, public libraries, and museums

The journal collections in JSTOR include more than 12 million articles from peer-reviewed scholarly journals and literary journals, as well as research reports and primary sources from libraries’ special collections and archives.

For more information or a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Purchase the before May 31 to get 13 months for the price of 12

The New York Times is again extending a 13-for-12 promotion for new institutions starting new subscriptions to their online resources on July 1.

The online version of the New York Times, launched in 1996, includes not only the same articles, features, and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still images, video, audio, graphics, and database content. It also includes much of the content of the print edition prior to 1996.

Contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401 to request a quote today!

Exclusive IOP ebooks™ discount offer for MCLS members

MCLS Institute of Physics (IOP) subscribers already own IOP ebooks™ Releases 1 – 3 and usage and open rates are strong. For a limited time, any MCLS member library can add Release 4 and 5 at 20% off list price.

Release 4 adds 80 additional titles and Release 5 adds 90, created to meet the needs of students, early-career researchers, and established leaders across STEM disciplines including:

  •     Astronomy
  •     Plasma physics
  •     Materials
  •     Nuclear and particle physics
  •     Bio-sciences
  •     Earth and environment

IOP ebooks™ are fully digital, DRM free, and eReader compatible.

To take advantage of this offer, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Reprints Desk launches Article Galaxy Scholar service

Since?2015, MCLS libraries have enjoyed discounts on document delivery service fees from Reprints Desk as a benefit of their membership.? Reprints Desk is launching a new service called Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS).? It will provide ready access to scholarly content from over 30,000?journals within minutes to seconds. The first of its kind, AGS is an on-demand document delivery solution that enables libraries to:

  • Fill gaps in their existing collection holdings
  • Prioritize the provision of Open Access content
  • Simplify workflows
  • Monitor budget usage

To learn more, request the recording of the recent webinar where David?Stern, Library Director at Saint Xavier University, provided a glimpse into the workings of Article Galaxy Scholar for?MCLS members and gave an overview of how AGS service streamlines article acquisition workflows. Contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401 to request the webinar recording, to learn more about AGS, or to request a quote.

Academic eBook title lists from Gale

Building on the previous article which discussed the Gale eBook platform, we have many academic discipline title lists available for review. You can purchase all the titles listed or select which titles work best for your students and faculty.

Gale and MCLS are making the Opposing Viewpoints/Global Issues companion eBooks, ABC-Clio Group eBooks, IGI Global Titles: Healthcare & Medicine, Education, Science & Engineering, and more available to MCLS members.

All Michigan libraries can access the Opposing Viewpoints eResource via MeL, but the content you will see reflects social issues and controversial/current event topics that undergrads in particular tend to research for papers, speeches, etc.

To request the list(s) you’d like to review or get a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Add new content to your collection before FY21 ends!

Did you know that ALL eBooks on the Gale platform are DRM-free and have unlimited simultaneous use, and that Gale works with nearly 150 publishing partners? This means that not only can you get quality Gale imprint “reference” works, but you can also add titles that will supplement the programs at your college or university from such publishers as:

  • ABC-Clio Group (includes Greenwood and Praeger)
  • Salem Press
  • Sage
  • Greenhaven
  • Cambridge University Press
  • and many more

Not only this, but all Gale eBooks come with MARC records and accessing them on the Gale eBook platform (formerly GVRL) will allow your students to highlight and take notes, save content to Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, access various citation formats, and more. Gale eBooks also integrate into your campus LMS, course syllabi, and LibGuides.

For a quote or more information, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Discounts from The Wellbeing Lab for MCLS members

MCLS has partnered with The Wellbeing Lab to support libraries in measuring and building wellbeing literacy. This includes learning about six key pillars of wellbeing based in positive psychology, the science of wellbeing, how to monitor and improve those pillars for ourselves, and how to help others do the same. The Wellbeing Lab has extended a 20% discount on the PERMAH Wellbeing Survey and any of their learning programs. For more information, or to receive a discount code to register for a learning program, contact

American Chemical Society announces new resources for community college libraries

Looking to bolster your science education collection cost-effectively? The new ACS Teaching Package, specifically designed for community college users, helps community college libraries achieve that goal by providing affordable access to high-quality scientific journals and eBooks, including the Journal of Chemical Education, Chemical Reviews, and 116 eBooks to guide pedagogy and methodology for teaching science. The new ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication, a digital resource, helps students master the art of scientific communication. It is available as an add-on to the ACS Teaching Package or purchased separately. Both products are available at a discount to MCLS members. To learn more about these resources or to obtain a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (800) 530-9019 ext. 401.

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