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Library Continuity: E-Books

E-Books in OneSearch

To search the library collection for E-Books:

  • Limit your search on the home page to Books (change "Everything" to "Books")
  • Enter your search words, click "Search."
  • To the left of your results, under Availability click the box for "Full Text Online", then "Apply Filters."
  • Sign in (big purple button) to make sure you can access all E-Books.

Click here to see a quick video demo.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access an Ebsco E-Book?

Once you are in Ebsco:

  • Click on "PDF Full Text". Use the small triangle icon to see all of the book's sections; use the controls below the page to move to the next/previous page. 
  • OR 
  • Scroll down below the publication information. You will see a section labeled "Table of Contents." Using the small "+" icon, you can open the book to see its sections.

How can I download/print an Ebsco E-Book?

Ebsco E-Books are best downloaded in sections. Go to the section you need, then look at the top left on your screen for the options to "Save Pages." A window will open to show you how many pages you can download as a PDF. Once you hit your limit, this option will become temporarily unavailable.

"Online Access" isn't working. What can I do?

If Online Access isn't working, please click on the link in OneSearch to "Report a problem with this item." We will automatically be notified about which E-book you are trying to access, and if you include your email address we will contact you with a solution.

Need More Help?

Use the "Ask the Library" chat box or send an email to your favorite Hollins Librarian: we will help you further.

Free E-Books Offered During COVID-19

The following guides detail free content from scholarly and educational publishers:

As of 3/19, the above lists show more details on free or reduced price offers from the publishers listed below. Rather than duplicate work and risk our guide being outdated, we recommend your using the links above.

If you have questions, your liaison librarians are ready to assist you! Let us know how we can help you.

Highlights from your Liaison Librarians and Fellow Faculty

Publishers/Offers Summary

For details on availability, use the two links posted above from William & Mary and UIPO.

  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Annual Reviews
  • Barnes & Noble Education (textbooks)
  • Berghahn Books
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts online course
  • Bloomsbury
  • Cambridge University Press (textbooks)
  • Cengage (textbooks)
  • Drama Online
  • Duke University Press
  • Ebsco (upgrading E-books to unlimited access)
  • Harvard Business Review E-Books (via Ebsco)
  • Infobase Databases 
    • American History
    • Ferguson's Career Guidance
    • Bloom's Literature
    • Writer's Reference Center
    • World News Digest
    • Issues & Controversies
    • Today's Science
  • JSTOR (multiple university publishers)
  • MacmIllan
  • MIT Press
  • Pearson
  • Project Muse: Click here for list of more than 50 publishers offering free content.
  • Proquest
  • Redshelf (textbooks)
  • University of Michigan Press


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This page is currently under construction. If you have suggestions for resources to add, please send them to Maryke Barber at