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ProQuest special offers for public libraries October-December 2022

ProQuest is offering MCLS’s public library members special pricing on the following news and learning sources through December 31, 2022. For a customized quote, please contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.


With Historical Newspapers (Michigan Collection), researchers have access to full-runs and full-images including front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types.

The HNP Michigan Collection includes three cross-searchable titles: Battle Creek Enquirer, Lansing State Journal, and The Times Herald (Port Huron), which has coverage from as early as 1910 through 2011. ProQuest makes it easy for both novice and experienced researchers to find relevant information quickly with basic and advanced search options between titles and all other databases located on the ProQuest platform, including ProQuest Recent Newspapers and all Newsstream news resources.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries helps patrons, students, faculty, and staff build skills, solve problems, and gain the knowledge to launch and advance their careers through a rich ecosystem of learning experiences. ProQuest cultivated a community of experts across a range of subject areas to partner with their editorial team to develop books, videos, playlists, case studies, resource centers, and O’Reilly Answers to keep your patrons ahead of the latest technology and business trends.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries brings your community on-demand access to nearly 44,000 essential eBooks and more than 30,000 hours of video from approximately 200 publishers. O’Reilly excels at bringing patrons the best in technology and business resources, but there are many more topics included as well, such as remote work, diet, exercise, aging, Minecraft, and cyberbullying. With a 40-year history of providing leading edge information, O’Reilly gives you content you can trust.

Detroit Free Press
Ten Pulitzer Prizes. Four Emmy Awards. One hundred and sixty-eight years of coverage. On May 5, 1831, before Michigan had even entered statehood, the first issue of the Detroit Free Press came hot off the presses as The Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer. This historic newspaper achieved other firsts including first U.S. newspaper to print a regular Sunday edition, first U.S. newspaper to publish court testimony, and first American newspaper published in Europe when it began a London edition in 1881.

Scholars of labor relations, union history, and the automotive industry will find the Detroit Free Press a fundamental and must-have resource for insight on the birth of the Motor City, development of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), and auto manufacturing. Others find essential reporting on art and architecture, the race riots of 1943 and 1967, the Detroit Tigers, and Motown. In addition to these defining characteristics of Detroit, the Free Press also provides the scoop on national and international events from a regional perspective, as well as detailed coverage of daily life in the community.