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Electronic Resources A - Z
When off campus you will be prompted to sign on to databases with your last name and your 7-digit college ID. Instructors/staff, your college ID number is the same as your employee ID number.
ABC-Clio (NC LIVE)
Over 200 e-book titles in literature, history, and more. Includes the Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors and Literature in Context series.
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Thousands of full-text articles from magazines and peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of academic subjects/disciplines.
Academic Search Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
A multi-disciplinary, academic database with full-text articles from 9000 magazines/journals, including 7,700 peer-reviewed publications.
3D Interactive human anatomy.
Art & Architecture Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Offers full-text coverage from 380 magazines and 215 books; includes an Image Collection of 65,000 images.
Auto Repair Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Auto repair reference center for automobiles from 1945-2009. Repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams.
Biography Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
More than 450,000 full-text biographies.
Business Source Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Full-text articles from 1,800 business magazines and journals. Also includes Datamonitor company reports, industry overviews, and 948 full-text e-books..
Some 95,000 art images from world museums that are rights-cleared for educational use.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Major source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
CINAHL (with some full-text) (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
The leading nursing journal database. Also covers alternative medicine, radiology and other allied health fields.
Combined Search Academic Search Complete & Health databases (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Convenient link to search three Ebsco health databases at the same time.
Combined Search Academic Search Complete & Military/Government (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Convenient link to search these two Ebsco databases at the same time.
Combined Search Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, & MasterFile Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Search these three Ebsco databases at the same time--a good combo for culinary students.
Consumer Health Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Information from articles and popular medical e-books on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition, children's health, men & women's health, and more.
CQ Researcher (NC LIVE)
Focused overviews of social and political current/controversial issues with varying viewpoints presented.
CQ Weekly (NC LIVE)
A weekly report on events in our nation's capital.
Collection of 500+ full-text quality Reference e-books--dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks.
Dictionary of Creation Myths
A to Z guide to creation myths from around the world.
eBook Collection from EBSCO (NC LIVE-EBSCO) e-books
Nearly 25,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. (Formerly titled NetLibrary ebooks).
Entrepreneurial Studies Source (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC Live database! Includes full-text from 125 magazines and 135 books, case studies, company profiles and 600 videos.
Environment Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC Live database! Contains full-text for 920 journals and 190 books.
ERIC (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Articles, reports, and abstracts from some 900 education-related journals.
Films On Demand
Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection
Gale Virtual Reference Library (NC LIVE)
Thirty reference e-books and encyclopedias in religion, history, philosophy, and more.
Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
Provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art for anyone who studies, creates, collects, or deals in works of art.
Health Source: Consumer Edition (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Magazines, journals, and essays on medical sciences, food sciences, childcare, adult health, and sports medicine.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
More than 550 nursing and allied health journals, many in full-text.
Heritage Quest (NC LIVE)
US Federal Census images from 1790-1930. 28,000 local and family histories available as full-text e-books.
Home Grown eBooks Collection via BiblioLabs (NC LIVE)
A collection of more than 1,000 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
Intellect via Mergent (NC LIVE)
Search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, location, and other criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds. Build lists of up to 250 records for export or to print.
Issues & Controversies (Facts on File)
In-depth overviews of current events and controversial issues presenting various viewpoints.
Access to JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. The entire back runs of journals (from volume 1, issue 1) are always included. Search Tip: always select "Advanced Search" to view Holly Library full-text accessible articles only.
LearningExpress Library (NC LIVE)
Practice tests and self-paced courses in many subject areas. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT. Resume and cover letter writing courses and more.
Legal Information Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC Live database! Full-text for 225 publications, including many of the popular Nolo consumer legal titles; also offers thousands of legal forms.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Literary criticism articles, many peer-reviewed, and author biographical information.
Literary Reference Center Plus (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Literary criticism articles, author biographical info, novels, short stories, poems, and literary magazines, literary videos.
Provides access to more than 1217 online video courses including many of the Microsoft family of software, web design, photography, business skills, and more.
MasterFile Complete (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Includes articles from many general/popular interest magazines on a broad range of subjects.
Military & Government (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Collection of military titles, trade publications and news weeklies.
MyiLibrary (NC LIVE) e-books
379 online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.
NCLIVE Video Collection (NC LIVE)
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns', Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, Frontline and more.
NetLibrary (NC LIVE-EBSCO) e-books
Now called eBooks Collection from EBSCO--see above.
Newspaper Source Plus (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Selected national and international newspapers. Includes Raleigh News & Observer and Charlotte Observer. Does not include Asheville Citizen Times.
Newspapers--Wall Street Journal (NC LIVE-Proquest)
Full text articles from the premier business newspaper, 1984-current, Eastern edition.
Citation manager tool for MLA, APA, and Chicago style formats. Must first create your personal account.
North Carolina Newspaper Locator Database (NC State Government & Heritage Library)
A free resource for locating microfilm holdings for some 2,000 NC newspapers dating from 1751 to present. Search by newspaper title, city, or county.
Online Classroom Newsletter (Magna Publications)
A resource for instructors to read about current trends and tips in online instruction. Each user must first create a personal account using instructions located on Holly Library's Faculty Resources SharePoint page.
Oxford Companion to Beer
Covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer.
Oxford Companion to Music
Online-only edition of the Oxford Companion to Music that is a partial revision focused on living composers and their music, and adding some terms, works, and cross-references to the original text.
Oxford Companion to the Book
Includes traditional subjects such as bibliography, paleography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but it also engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book.
Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
Covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and post-denominational Judaism.
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
Offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
Provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
The ultimate authority on the English Language. Definitions, etymology, timelines.
Points of View (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC LIVE database! Full-text essays presenting multiple viewpoints on controversial topics. Includes the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century and links to relevant primary sources.
Public database from the National Library of Medicine for medical and allied health fields. Most articles are not freely available, but you can limit your search to those that are free.
Science Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Science encyclopedias, reference books, and magazines covering biology, chemistry, earth & space science, life science, physics, and more.
SimplyMap (NC LIVE)
Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
Small Business Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC LIVE database! 400 Full-text magazines, 450 full-text books, and hundreds of business videos.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
New NC LIVE database! 80,000 repairs covered in 440 full-text reference books. Includes illustrations and photos. Model numbers are searchable.
Thirty full-text medical/dental/nursing e-books, including the ICD-9-CM, volumes 1,2,3.
Student Research Center (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, images, and encyclopedias on health, science, literature, current events, history, and more.
TOPICsearch (NC LIVE-EBSCO)
Current events, controversial issues, and discussion topics including energy and environment, gay rights, global warming, gun control, immigration, and human rights.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest)
Full text access to Wall Street Journal articles from 1984-present.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version includes World Book Kids, World Book Students, World Book Advanced, and spanish language Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.