ProQuest Maintenance Downtime

On Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 a.m., access to our ProQuest databases will be unavailable while the vendor performs routine maintenance.

Databases that will be affected by this downtime include:

  • ABI/Inform
  • Newsstand
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • ProQuest Research Library

We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask your librarian.

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.

New trial databases, hot off the press!

Looking for something fun and different?  Give our new trial databases a spin; they’re available now through March 31st!

You can find links to our trials listed here.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think by filling out the feedback form located beneath the trial links.  Your input helps us to make decisions on which resources to acquire, so help us help you!

Enjoy these trials, and please contact Erin Gallagher with any questions or comments.

Test Drive our new Trial Databases!

It’s that time of year again. Sweaters? Cooler weather? Pumpkin-flavored everything? Yes, but it’s also time for our fall database trials. This time around, we have a diverse collection of resources ready for you to test drive. The trial database page is located here, with links to each individual resource. Our trials run through the month of October. Your feedback helps us to make the best decisions on what we purchase for your teaching and learning success, so please fill out the feedback form located below the trial links. Happy test driving!
Roper Center: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys.
Statista: Statista presents information with over one million statistics, 15,000 third party studies, 1,500 dossiers and industry reports, 40,000 forecasts, and numerous infographics.
Bridgeman Education Images: Offers over 800,000 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.
• Library and Consortia Research Collection: This suite of collections gives access to six databases: American Library Directory, Fulltext Sources Online, Literary Market Place, International Literary Market Place, Faulkner Security Management Practices, and Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS) online reports which help IT and business students prepare for class discussion, internships as well as providing an excellent resource to prepare for job interviews.
African American Communities: This collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.

New Open-Access Economics Database

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Access to RePEc’s IDEAS Economic and Finance Research open-access database is now available through Olin Library’s database list. This great, bibliographic, FREE database is a central index of economics and finance research, including working papers, articles and software code. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact an Olin Librarian for assistance.

Explore new databases from Olin Library

Thanks to your suggestions and valuable feedback, we have acquired four new exciting resources for your searching and viewing pleasure.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Need citation help? We now have access to this dynamic online reference manual including the full contents of the 15th and 16th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style online.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975): This rich newspaper archive offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) was a leading African-American newspaper with a wide readership outside Chicago.

PsycTHERAPY: Hosted by the American Psychological Association, PsycTHERAPY contains videos featuring live therapy sessions and demonstrations of clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of therapeutic topics.

SocINDEX with Full Text: Hosted by EBSCO, this is the world’s most comprehensive sociology research database, encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. Most articles are accessible in full text.

Students, faculty, and the entire Rollins community can find links to these new collections on our database list with descriptions, and they are searchable through R-Search. Happy researching!