New databases available!

We are pleased to announce that we’ve added access to the following databases for Olin patrons:
The Economist Archive:
For over 170 years, the Economist has reported on the world’s political, business, scientific, technological, and cultural developments and the connections between them. The Economist Historical Archive offers full-color and full-text coverage of each weekly issue of the magazine from 1843-four years ago, with a new year of content added each year.
Life Magazine Archive:
Full-color, cover-to-cover coverage of the photojournalism magazine from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000.
National Geographic Magazine Archive:
Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photos documenting life on our planet any beyond. The National Geographic Archive offers full-color and full-text coverage of each issue of the magazine from 1888-current.
Smithsonian Magazine Archive:
The full archive of the Smithsonian Institution’s official journal, including Air & Space.
Time Magazine Archive:
Full-color, cover-to-cvoer coverage of the magazine from its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000.
These resources, as well as many others are available at

Library Serials Update

Greetings Olin Patrons

In order to make room for the thousands of print books we continue to buy each year, the Rollins College faculty from every department have carefully reviewed our collection of print and microform serials.

The vast majority of our serials have been online for many years, and we have found that people rarely use them in other formats. Over the next few days, our dedicated library employees will be working hard to remove the serials that were canceled long ago and that we no longer need to support the curriculum.  Soon we will have room for our newest books on the open shelves!

Primo / Ex Libris – System Outage (resolved)

We are currently experiencing some issues with Primo.  Searches are only returning items from the library catalog, which means that articles are not displaying in search results.  This is a system-wide service disruption and ExLibris is aware of it and working to fix it as soon as possible.  Patrons who need articles should be directed to individual databases.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Updates will be forthcoming.


All services have been restored. Thank you for your patience.

Continued EBSCO accessibility issues

EBSCO services continue to experience reliability issues with its products. Below is the full text from the provider. We at Olin apologize for the continued inconvenience.

Due to recent software upgrades, some customers have encountered trouble accessing several EBSCO services, including, but not limited to Full-Text links, EBSCOadmin and EBSCOhost Collection Manager. In addition, customers have, at times, reported service degradation with EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and the EBSCO Discovery Service API.  We apologize for the disruption in service and are working around the clock to resolve the issues.  We are aware that this is not the level of service you have come to expect from EBSCO and appreciate your patience while we work towards a resolution.

In order to stay updated with the latest information, you can sign-up for service notifications on the EBSCO Help website. This service will notify you of postings and updates to EBSCO System Alerts. We will provide regular updates as outstanding issues are resolved

New Trial Databases

The Olin Library is excited to share a new selection of trial databases with the Rollins community. We invite you to explore these new resources and share your thoughts with us here. Please check back soon, as we expect to trial more products this fall!

Films On Demand is a comprehensive, curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos. With over 26,000 titles and counting, Films on Demand includes Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody award–winning documentaries and A-list performances spanning the arts.

RDS TableBase covers more than 90 industries and is international in scope. Thousands of tables are added annually and covers the tabular data that is available in the world’s most authoritative business publications, including premier trade and business journals, leading industry newsletters, plus a broad collection of regional, national, and international newspapers. TableBase also contains historical tabular information from statistical annuals, brokerage reports, trade association reports, and governmental reports.

LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. The American Association of Law Libraries not only endorses LegalTrac, its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 750 core serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers.