Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.
TIP: Using www.worldcat.org will sort your results by relevance; using hollins.worldcat.org will put our books first.
Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.
Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.
Why? Because they're vetted expert sources that give you a solid summary of important evidence, usually followed by a must-read list. For example:
Credo searches hundreds of dictionaries and encyclopedias, including The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance, American Women in the Performing Arts, Harvard Dictionary of Music, and more.
Reference Books are on the library's 1st floor.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Request Items that Hollins Doesn't Have
You can request books, films, and articles the library (or Roanoke College) doesn't have via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). We will borrow them from another library, who will send them to Hollins for you.
ILL is a free service. It takes approximately 2-4 days for articles, 1-3 weeks for books and films.