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AWE Offering Webinars on Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar. Click here to sign up; sessions start this Friday.

Reprints Desk: Our Newest Partner

Reprints LogoWiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with Reprints Desk! Reprints Desk provides on-demand access to articles from a huge catalog of publishers. WiLS members will be entitled to a $0.50 discount on their service. There’s no contract to sign, no recurring fees or subscription. You’ll simply pay for what you use.

WiLS is co-hosting an informative webinar and demonstration.  Sign up today to attend the 1:00 PM CT webinar on Monday, March 2nd to learn more about Reprints Desk and its academic document delivery platform Article Galaxy. During this 30-minute webinar, Reprints Desk will introduce Article Galaxy’s collection of journal articles with special copyright royalty rates and show how their platform can streamline article acquisition workflows both directly and through integration with systems such as ILLiad, Odyssey and RapidILL.

To attend the webinar, email our rep Tony Landolt (

We hope we’ll see you there!

FactCite Trial of Lincoln Library Online

WiLS has partnered with FactCite to offer a ttrial of its award-winning FactCite: Lincoln Library Online!

FactCite was named ‘Best Overall Reference K-12′ in the LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Awards and was honored in the eSchool News Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more

ProQuest Maintenance Window – 2/28/15

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of all products. The window is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • Research databases
  • Dissertation publishing
    • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator
  • Reference management/Research support tools
    • RefWorks
    • COS Funding Opportunities
    • COS Scholar Universe
  • Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
    • Books in Print®
    • LibraryThing for Libraries™
    • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Gale Virtual Reference Library Promotion for Special Libraries

Support your Special Library and Research Center with award-winning titles on Gale Virtual Reference Library: GVRL

It has never been easier for your library or research center to find and add leading eBook titles, in multiple disciplines, from industry-leading publishers. Read more

AWE Group Purchase Volume Discount

AWE is offering a Group Purchase Volume Discount on Early Literacy Station and Student Learning Center to WiLS K12 and public library members.  The offer extends through May 15th, 2015.

See the AWE flyer for more details.

Also, AWE has created these helpful and very brief 3-minute overviews of the Early Literacy Stations:

Public Libraries:

School Libraries:

EBSCO Trials for K12 Libraries

EBSCO is offering free trials to K12 libraries for the following databases:

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New Offering: Mango Language for Academic Libraries

WiLS is partnering with Mango Languages in 2015 to provide a high-quality language and cultural experience to our academic library members. Mango Languages is an e-learning solution offering courses in over 64 foreign languages, 21 foreign films, 31 specialty courses (such as legal and medical Spanish), and over 17 specialized ESL courses. Departments and programs such as student language exchange, freshman orientation, study abroad, international departments, nursing programs, and foreign language departments across the country are using Mango’s resources to help students become more marketable in today’s ever-expanding global market.

WiLS has worked with Mango Languages for many years and we’re excited to be able to expand their offerings to our academic library members at a discounted price! All higher-ed members will receive an automatic 5% discount, plus an additional 5% discount will apply to any new WiLS member who signs a Mango license agreement before June 30, 2015.

Check out this video about the Mango Teaching Methodology!

Copy and paste one of the links below to your calendar to join one of Mango’s upcoming webinars (VOIP and pin # for audio can be found by clicking on the phone icon, once the application is launched).

All About Mango Webinar On 3/12/15 @ 10:00 AM CST
All About Mango Webinar On 3/18/15 @ 3:00 PM CST

If you’re interested in pricing or more information, please contact Jeff Brunner at

New COOP Group: Philosopher’s Index + Full Text from EBSCO

WiLS is excited to be working with EBSCO to create a group subscription to their new offering, Philosopher’s Index with Full Text. International in scope, The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text offers content from 139 countries. This includes full-text journals published in the United States and Britain as well as 27 other countries, such as Australia, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

EBSCO is offering this discount schedule based on the number of new subscribing WiLS members.

2-4 sites         5.00%
5-10 sites      10.00%
11-20 sites    15.00%
21-30 sites    20.00%
31-49 sites    25.00%
50+ sites       30.00

So, as you can see, the more subscribers we get, the better the discount for all! These discount tiers apply to a combined WiLS group of subscribers to Philosopher’s Index and Philosopher’s Index with Full Text, so even if you’re interested in the index only, we’d love to include you in the group.

EBSCO is offering a free trial to WiLS members to both products. Use the links below:
Philosopher’s Index Trial (User: wils / Pass: trial)
Philosopher’s Index with Full Text Trial (User: wils / Pass: trial)

Please contact Jeff Brunner at for more information and price quotes.

ThePhilosopher’s Index Flyer

The Philosopher’s Full Text Flyer

The Philosopher’s Index Full Text Title List