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The library subscribes to many databases across a wide range of subject areas. Nearly all of these databases allow for multiple simultaneous users, and can be used from off campus.

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ABI/INFORM Complete Contains full-text business journals and news sources.
Academic Search Ultimate Academic Search Ultimate offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books, and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 64,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, communication, education, environmental studies, health, international studies, performing and fine arts, political science, religion, social issues and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos, images and web-only content including the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, USA Today and international sources.

ACM Digital Library

The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library includes access to the full-text of all Association for Computing Machinery journals, transactions, magazines, and proceedings.

Adam Matthew Research Methods Primary Sources

Essays, videos, how-to guides and case studies by subject specialists discussing how to work with primary sources.

Africa Bibliography A guide to works in African studies which includes monographs, chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, and pamphlets.
African American History Database A robust catalog of data provided by Infobase
African American Newspapers Series 1: 1827-1998 This collection includes access to a wealth of U.S. newspapers that chronicle a century and a half of the African American experience.  Includes many rare and historically significant newspapers related to cultural, literary, ethnic, and social history.
African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 This collection includes access to a wealth of U.S. newspapers that chronicle a century and a half of the African American experience.  Includes many rare and historically significant newspapers related to cultural, literary, ethnic, and social history.
African American Periodicals, 1825 - 1995 African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans.
AM Explorer AM Explorer allows users to search across all Adam Matthew primary source products with a single search bar.
American Chemical Society Web Editions Full-text journal publications of the American Chemical Society.
American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 A free, comprehensive collection of dissertations accepted by American universities from 1933-1955.
American Society for Microbiology Journals published by ASM covering microbiology and biomedical research and technology.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides extensive genealogical data from the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
L'Année Philologique An index to books, journal articles and ancient texts in Classical Studies.
This database is limited to 10 simultaneous users.
AnthroSource A comprehensive resource of anthropological research.
ARTstor An image library that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
Arts and Humanities Citation Index Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a database of bibliographic citations for journal articles in the arts & humanities.  Coverage is 2001-Present.
Asia Studies Full-Text Humanities
A database of scholarly literature, statistics, and analysis of Asia-Pacific covering Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.



Bridgeman Education Images A visual resource collection offering digital images of artistic, historical, and cultural works from global museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists. Images are copyright cleared for educational use.
Business Source Complete Provides access to journals and research reports in all disciplines of business.



Cabell's A compilation of over 4,500 journals (mostly U.S.-based) in the subject areas of accounting, economics and finance, management, and marketing. Cabell's provides acceptance rates and description of the review process used by journals editors.
CAMIO The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing digital image collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
CARMA For more information, go to the CARMA home page.
Center for Research Libraries The Center for Research Libraries collects newspapers, journals, documents, archives, etc., from global sources.  This online database includes some full-text documents, and others may be borrowed from their collection via interlibrary loan.
Chicago Manual of Style An online reference manual including the full contents of the current edition of the CMoS citation guide.
China, Trade, Politics, and Culture, 1793-1980 Provides access to English-language primary source materials related to China and the West.
Choice Reviews Online Choice: Current Reviews Online is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
Chronicle of Higher Education  The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Classical Music Library Provides access to music recordings, both contemporary and classical.  The database is searchable by composer, title, instrument, genre, and time period.
Columbia International Affairs Online   Includes the full text of papers and briefs and some access to journal articles, books, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
Communication & Mass Media Complete CMMC provides indexing and full text for articles from CommSearch and the Mass Media Articles Index.
Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969 Provides access to primary documents issued by the Colonial and Foreign Offices of the government of Great Britain such as treaties, dispatches, and investigation results relating to Latin America over 136 years. This collection begins in the aftermath of independence for the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies of Latin America, addressing the politics of state-building and the Latin American nations’ establishment of their place in the fast-expanding global economy.
Coronavirus Research Database ProQuest just announced the launch of a Coronavirus Research Database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The new cross-disciplinary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.





Early English Books Online EEBO contains digital reproductions of page images of nearly every book printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473-1700.
EBSCO eBook Collection EBSCO eBook Collection is a multidisciplinary collection of full-text e-books. The EBSCO eBooks app is available for iOS devices from iTunes, Android devices from Google Play, and Kindle Fire and Nook devices from this FAQ.
E-Journal Portal (Find an E-Journal) Olin Library's E-Journal Portal empowers you to easily find specific journals, magazines, and newspapers, by title or subject.
The Economist Historical 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.
Encyclopædia Judaica An extensive reference source documenting Jewish life and knowledge.
ERIC ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) provides access to educational literature and resources. 
Euromonitor Passport Reference Provides international marketing and demographic data on countries and consumers in dozens of nations. Access restricted to students, faculty, and staff of Rollins College.
Everyday Life & Women in America, c. 1800-1920 This collection of the primary source material is comprised of images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides all relevant to women's history.



FactSet FactSet is a multinational financial data and software company that provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals. Click on this link to request a FactSet login account, if you do not already have one. Requests submitted here will be sent to FactSet and processed within 24-48 business hours.
Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 Throughout the twentieth century Black Americans of all political persuasions were subject to federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution. The Federal Bureau of Investigation enlisted black "confidential special informants" to infiltrate a variety of organizations. Hundreds of documents in this collection were originated by such operatives. The reports provide a wealth of detail on "Negro" radicals and their organizations. In addition to infiltration, the FBI contributed to the infringement of First Amendment freedoms by making its agents a constant visible presence at radical rallies and meetings. This archive is based on original microfilm.
Films on Demand 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.
Films on Demand: Archival Films & Newsreels Video Collection Over 5,000 Archival Films & Newsreels from Films on Demand
Fitch Solutions Provides users with macroeconomic and financial fundamental data, country risk research and indices, industry research, and more. Clicking on this link will take you to your Okta account, where you can access Fitch Solutions.
Florida Electronic Library The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and other books; and the Ask a Librarian statewide reference service.



Gale Database Power Search Search over 50 multidisciplinary collections of popular and scholarly sources from Gale through one search engine.  You can also link directly to individual collections covering topics like business, communication and media studies, literature, and career planning.
Gale Literary Index A master index to the major literature published by Gale.  It combines and cross-references author names and titles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text reference works, including Drama for Students, Novels for Students, and Short Stories for Students.
Government Printing Office Indexes many publications from the U.S. Government Printing Office. 
GreenFile Covers articles examining human impact on the environment. with indexing, abstracts, and some  Open Access full text.



Historical Newspaper Collections (Proquest) Searches both the Chicago Defender and the Historical New York Times. Other historical newspaper collections from Olin Library include Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers and the Times of London Digital Archive.
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 Hispanic views on nearly every major theme in American life. Hundreds of searchable newspapers published in the United States by Hispanics
The History Makers The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history. 
Hoover's Company Profiles Provides current editorial content covering over 40,000 companies and 225,000 executives.



IBISWorld A collection of industry market research reports and risk ratings.
IDEAS Economic and Finance Research IDEAS is a central index of economics and finance research, including working papers, articles and software code.
Independent Voices Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries.
IndustriusCFO Industry ratios and averages for North American industries based on public and private company data. This database allows the user to select a NAICS code, limit the companies to a geographic region, and generate data on industry ratios and performance.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research The Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides access to an extensive collection of downloadable data for the social science research community.
Institute of Physics Science IOP Science provides full-text access to many of the leading scientific journals in all aspects of physics. The Institute of Physics (IOP) is a leading learned society whose goal is to promote the advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of and education in the science of physics, pure and applied, for the benefit of the public and the members of the Institute.
International Phonetic Alphabet Source IPA Source is an extensive library of transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. 



Journal Citation Reports Provided by Thomson Reuters, JCR facilitates evaluation and comparison of journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals in Web of Science's index.
JSTOR JSTOR is a multidisciplinary collection of full-text scholarly journals, with coverage up to five years ago (a 5-year "rolling wall").
JSTOR Global Plants The largest of its kind, Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.



Kanopy Streaming Video

Provides access to videos that can be streamed and viewed instantly.  Collections include feature films, educational documentaries, and rare archival footage on a variety of topics.

Videos available in Kanopy that are not part of the library’s collection can be requested, but there are added costs associated for the Library budget for each film. For this reason, requests will be reviewed and some may be denied or delayed.



Lat-Am Studies Full Text Online
This bilingual database (English language journals will be added during the year), features more than 50 significant Spanish-language journals and contains monthly highlights on notable new research. It provides access to thousands of full-text reports from 46 countries covering South America, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico and includes humanities, social sciences, economics, and literature.
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1
Historical Newspapers from Latin America. Explore Latin American History and Culture during the 19th and 20th Centuries
Latin American Newspapers, Series 2 Historical Newspapers from Latin America. Explore Latin American History and Culture during the 19th and 20th Centuries
Life Magazine Archive Full-color, cover-to-cover coverage of the photojournalism magazine from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000.



Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print 
Contains full-text articles and reviews of standardized tests.
Mental Measurements is limited to four simultaneous users. 
Metropolitan Opera on Demand Enjoy access to over 575 full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera through online streaming. 
This resource is limited to 5 concurrent users at a time.
MLA Bibliography The MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography with full text provides access to an index as well as full-text content of books as well as articles published on modern languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics.
Music Online Cross-searches multiple music databases for streaming audio.  Includes American Song, Contemporary World, Smithsonian Global Sound, Jazz Music Library, and Classical Music Library.



National Emergency Library A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
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.
Nations of the World This updated 2017 edition of Nations of the World offers political, economic, and business information on over 200 countries.
New York Times Rollins College maintains an online subscription to the New York Times website. Students, faculty, and staff will need to create an account by navigating to and selecting Rollins College from the Find School search box. Once your account is set up, you can access the full online content from the New York Times website by clicking the link to the left and using your login. Access is unlimited full-text from 1851-1923 and from 1981-present, with limited access from 1923-1980;  the search button is at the upper left of the page . For more information on this process,  please click here.
New York Times (Historical)
New York Times (Historical) covers the full text of the New York Times starting in 1851 and continuing through 4 years prior to today.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Provides full-text access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the Civil War, African-American culture and history, and Western migration, among others.



Oxford Art Online The access point for Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Oxford English Dictionary Contains definitions and documentation of the evolution of the English language. 
Oxford Music Online Contains biographical information about composers and performers, definitions of musical terms and concepts, and essays on musical styles.  Includes Grove Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music.
Oxford Music Online is limited to three simultaneous users.



The Philosopher's Index The Philosopher’s Index is a bibliography of scholarly journal articles and book citations in philosophy.  Coverage begins in 1940 and includes print and electronic journals, books, anthologies, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews.
Public Library of Science (PLOS) 160,000+ open-access, freely accessible, peer-reviewed articles in science, technology and medicine fields.
ProQuest EBook Central (formerly Ebrary) Ebook Central is a multidisciplinary collection of full-text e-books.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender 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.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Orlando Sentinel Full Text of the Orlando Sentinel, including the Daily Sentinel, Morning Sentinel, and Sentinel Star from 1913-present.
ProQuest Research Library ProQuest Research Library is a full-text, multidisciplinary database of journals, magazines, etc.  Coverage is 1971-Present.
PsycARTICLES PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.
PsycINFO   PsycINFO includes professional journal articles, chapters, books, reports, theses and dissertations, published internationally in psychology and related disciplines. Unrivaled in its depth of psychological coverage, the database includes materials from disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
PubMed Contains citations and full-text links to content from PubMed Central and biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.



Race Relations in America
Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict. Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys, and analyses produced by the Departments staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement
The Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection from the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is a unique resource for the study of the era of the American civil rights movement. Included here are transcriptions of close to 700 interviews with those who made history in the struggles for voting rights, against discrimination in housing, for the desegregation of the schools, to expose racism in hiring, in defiance of police brutality, and to address poverty in the African American communities.
Research Methods Primary Sources Nearly 200 essays, videos, how to guides, and case studies by subject specialists that explain how to use primary sources.
Rollins Online Archives Rollins Online Archives is a full-image database that documents the history of Rollins College.
Rollins Scholarship Online Rollins Scholarship Online (RSO) collects and organizes the research and scholarly output of Rollins faculty and students, and makes their work accessible, with free & open access to the full text, for scholars and researchers worldwide. RSO also hosts journals, conferences, and other collections.
Roper Center iPOLL A large collection of poll data —1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International and US datasets available for immediate download.



SAGE Research Methods SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Nearly everyone at Rollins is involved in research, from students learning how to conduct research to faculty conducting research for publication to librarians delivering research skills training and doing research on the efficacy of library services. SAGE Research Methods has the answer for each of these user groups, from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action.
Salem Health Contains online access to Salem Health’s award-winning health reference work, Magill’s Medical Guide 7th Edition.
Science Citation Index Science Citation Index is a database of bibliographic citations for journal articles in the sciences, with coverage from 2001 to the present.
ScienceDirect College Edition ScienceDirect is a collection of full-text e-journals published by Elsevier, covering health & life sciences and social & behavioral sciences.
SciFinder Abstracts and full text of chemistry literature. Also allows users to search for information on specific chemical structures and reactions.
Registration and use of SciFinder Scholar through the Rollins College account is restricted to current faculty/staff/students of Rollins.  Register as a new user here.
Smithsonian Magazine Archive The full archive of the Smithsonian Institution’s official journal, including Air & Space.
Social Sciences Citation Index Social Sciences Citation Index is a database of bibliographic citations for journal articles in the social sciences.  Coverage is 2001-Present.
SocINDEX with Full Text This database is the world’s most comprehensive sociology research database, encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.
The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper Jackson James E. and Esther Cooper Jackson are African American communists and civil rights activists, best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48). James Jackson was head of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) Louisiana state organization in 1946, and was a Party organizer in the automobile industry in Detroit from 1947-50. He then moved to New York, becoming the Southern Director for the Communist Party. He later served as the Communist Party’s Educational Director and as International Affairs Secretary, retiring in 1991. Esther Cooper Jackson served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Congress from 1942-1946. She also co-founded and served as the managing editor from 1961-1986 of Freedomways, an influential African American political and cultural quarterly.
SpringerLink E-Books SpringerLink Ebooks is a collection of full-text e-books in the sciences, technology, and mathematics.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The SEP organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date, comprehensive reference work.
Statista Statista is a data aggregation platform providing users with an intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics, and related information.
Swank Digital Campus Swank Digital Campus provides the Rollins community with a legal streaming resource on and off campus, for a limited number of films. Public performance rights are not included.



Teacher Reference Center Teacher Reference Center provides access to popular and scholarly education articles to assist professional educators.
Time Magazine Archive Full-color, cover-to-cover coverage of the magazine from its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000.
Times of London Digital Archive This archive contains the full text of the Times of London from 1785-1985.



UCF Library Catalog The UCF Library Catalog empowers you to find specific books, videos, and more in UCF's collection.  Anyone with a valid Rollins R-card may use UCF's library resources.



ValueLine Includes an industry overview and data on future prospects for several hundred large-cap stocks and industries. 
ValueLine is limited to six simultaneous users. Reports are in PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view.



Washington Post Unlimited digital access to
Web of Science Web of Science is a research database that allows users to find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
WorldCat Local WorldCat Local allows you to find specific books, etc., in the collections of libraries worldwide.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of international serials literature in political science and similar fields, including international relations, law, and public policy. WPSA also indexes books, book chapters, reviews, and dissertations.




zbMATH Open is the world's most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. 


Trial Databases

We currently do not have databases that are being trialed by the library at this time.