Mackin and ProQuest Partner to Make Online Resource Content Accessible and Searchable Through MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™

Search and Access Age-Appropriate ProQuest Content Quickly and Efficiently in a Single Interface Through MackinVIA

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – April 15, 2020Mackin has partnered with EdTech leader ProQuest to make research, teaching and learning content from ProQuest available on the MackinVIA digital content management platform, providing easier access to educational resources for distance learning. Now MackinVIA customers can search the ProQuest databases they subscribe to using MackinVIA’s new Deep Discovery™ tool to quickly find authoritative content, delivering better research outcomes for student success.

MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery makes it easier than ever to search through ProQuest’s research databases on MackinVIA. Entering a search term on the MackinVIA databases page directs the system to simultaneously submit that query to all participating database products in a school’s MackinVIA account and displays the corresponding results count. This saves the end user time and eliminates the many steps they would have to take if they were to visit each of those databases and execute searches individually.

ProQuest databases that now have the MackinVIA integration include SIRS® Issues Researcher™, SIRS® Discoverer™ and the eLibrary® online resource. These databases provide age-appropriate content and cover core curriculum to help upper elementary, middle and high-school students develop critical thinking and information literacy skills.

“ProQuest products have been trusted by librarians and educators for decades, and in an era of questionably sourced information, they’re now more important than ever,” said Larry Wilkner, Product Management Lead at ProQuest. “Integrating SIRS and eLibrary with MackinVIA gives students another avenue to discover quality, curated and authoritative information and help them excel in their research.”

“Making rich educational content from ProQuest available is yet another way we have answered the call to continue to infuse meaningful content for students and educators alike”, states Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin. “It has proven to be a powerful addition to what MackinVIA, our free digital content platform has to offer our customers”.

About Mackin
For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes nearly 3 million digital titles and products including eBooks, databases, read-alongs, audiobooks, and video resources. Winner of multiple awards, including 2019 Product of the Year, customers can access all their digital resources through their free, digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

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ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries. Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.