Holly Library students and staff.

E-book Collections

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.

E-books

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.

Credo Reference 
Collection of 500+ full-text quality Reference e-books--dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks.

eBook Collection from EBSCO (NC LIVE-EBSCO) e-books
Nearly 25,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. (Formerly titled NetLibrary ebooks).

Gale Virtual Reference Library (NC LIVE)
Thirty reference e-books and encyclopedias in religion, history, philosophy, 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.

MyiLibrary (NC LIVE) e-books
379 online books on a variety of topics including art, language learning, medical, health, history, and more.

NC LIVE eBooks Sneak Preview Collection
The NC LIVE eBook program is a collaborative effort to bring eBooks published by North Carolina publishers to the virtual shelves of North Carolina libraries. The program will deliver low-availability, high-quality content to library patrons while developing long-lasting relationships between libraries and local publishers.

NetLibrary (NC LIVE-EBSCO) e-books
Now called eBooks Collection from EBSCO--see above.

Open Library eBook Borrowing Collection
North Carolinians have access to more than 100,000 in-copyright eBooks in Open Library, an eBook lending platform developed by Internet Archive.

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.

STAT!Ref Main
Thirty full-text medical/nursing e-books, including the ICD-9-CM, volumes 1,2,3.

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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Credo Reference 
Collection of 500+ full-text quality Reference e-books--dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks.

A Dictionary of Creation Myths
A to Z guide to creation myths from around the world.

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.

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 that focuses on living composers and their music, adding some terms, works, and cross-references to the original text.

Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
Covers styles and movements, organizations, regions and traditions. Focuses particularly on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers.

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 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 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 English Dictionary Online
The ultimate authority on the English Language.  Definitions, etymology, timelines.

World Book Encyclopedia
Online version includes World Book Kids, World Book Students, World Book Advanced, and spanish language Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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