For in-depth help with MeLCat issues at your library or school, please contact the MCLS help desk.
Many of our eResources offer training videos and other help materials. When available, the materials are listed underneath the eResource's summary on the eResources page.
For in-depth, personalized eResources help, please contact your local library. They will be happy to walk you through any issues or questions you may have.
For in-depth help with eResource issues, please contact the MCLS help desk.
If your organization is experiencing IP errors, please use the MCLS IP reporting form to alert us to the issue.
The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that our most recent procurement process is nearing the finish line and we can announce our intentions to you. Our MeL Databases RFP process began with 8 listening sessions held in several communities around the state from Canton to Marquette. Your feedback helped shape the content of the RFP which was issued in January of this year. Several vendors responded to the RFP and 11 vendors were asked to provide trial access and product demonstrations via webinars. More than 200 members of the library community evaluated database resources during the trial period and provided detailed feedback to us via an evaluation survey. The decisions on the final choices were made using your evaluations and the available budget allocated to the Michigan eLibrary program.
A list of the new slate of MeL resources, as well as continuing subscriptions.
This spreadsheet links the expiring eResources with the new eResources and offers more detail about each new eResource that will be available on October 1, 2018.
The Michigan Materials area includes links to County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints from 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and Michigan Digital Collections.
The Newspapers area includes links to the Library of Michigan’s holdings, other newspaper resources and links to Michigan newspapers, and an alphabetical listing of newspaper family histories.
Content from the MeL Government Portal can now be found at the Library of Michigan site under "Government Information" in the "For the Public" section.
There is a Michigan Documents area, a Michigan Local Documents area, and a Federal Documents area.
On the Government page, a wealth of information can be found including links to the Library of Michigan's ANSWER Catalog, the Catalog of Government Publications, Governing Michigan, the HathiTrust Digital Library and govinfo, a service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Links to state and federal government website archives are also available, as well as contact information for Government Documents staff at the Library of Michigan.
Content from the MeL Legal Portal can now be found at the Library of Michigan site under "Law Library" in the "For the Public" section.
Here users will find connections to Directories, Research Databases (including Governing Michigan), Research Guides, Statutes, Regulations and Decisions and contact information for the Law Library. Trending legal cases can be found in the "Top Information Links" area and include updates on gerrymandering, medical marijuana, and the 2018 Michigan ballot proposals.