The people have spoken! Thanks to your input, Olin Library now provides access to these exciting new databases:

In the past, the Internet was made from trees:  It’s a little-known fact, but people in olden times got much of their current information from print newspapers.  Since Al Gore invented the Internet, we can read these newspapers from the comforts of our own electronic devices.  Explore the African American Newspapers Series 1 for full-text access to primary source U.S. newspaper content that chronicles the African American experience from 1827-1998.  The collection includes a wealth of rare and historically significant newspapers related to cultural, literary, ethnic, social, and political history.

Opera: It’s more than just the toughest Jeopardy category:  Theatre and opera buffs rejoice!  You now have access to over 575 full-length, spectacular performances from the Metropolitan Opera on Demand, all available to live stream on or off campusFrom Carmen to Rigoletto, you’ll soon be enjoying these high-quality videos instead of going out for a night on the town.  It’s a lot cheaper than seeing live opera and theatre too!  But…support your local arts.

We’ve got Lynda!  And I don’t mean Ronstadt…:  I’m particularly excited to announce our access to, a leading online learning company that helps users learn business, software, technology, and creative skills through sophisticated online courses.  First-time users will need to sign up here with your email address; from then on, sign in with your credentials here.  Want to learn more about big data management?  Photoshop?  Social Media Marketing?  Plump up your career preparation toolkit with Lynda.  She’s one snazzy lady.

Have any questions?  Contact Erin Gallagher, E-Resources & Serials Librarian at or (407) 975-6431.

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