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To help you find all the necessary material and information from home!

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The Library Subject Guides listed below include helpful information and links to databases and other web resources for each program taught at Holland College as well as other Study Guides

Course Guides

Research and Study Aid Guides

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Online Resources for Holland College Instructors

Holland College Library Services subscribes to the Ebsco Academic eBook collection of over 200,000 eBooks. This is a great resource because you can access these eBooks from anywhere, anytime.
 
When searching for eBooks from home or anywhere off-campus (including Holland College wifi) you may first see a login page requiring you to enter your Holland College network username and password. For new students, the IT Services Dept. will send you this information after you have registered to the home email address that you included in your registration. There is more information here on the IT Services Dept. website:  https://www.hollandcollege.com/its/
 
You can read eBooks online if you wish or you can download them. Here is a link to the Ebsco online guide:
 
The free Adobe Digital Editions software is required to read Ebsco eBooks. It is best to install this software first before downloading  eBooks. For Mac and Windows desktops or laptops, when you open up the eBooks in this software, there is an option NOT to require a free Adobe Digital Editions account. For both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, you will need to create a free Adobe Digital Editions account. 
 
As the video explains, you will need a free Ebsco account to download eBooks. You also have an option to sign in through Google.

When you want to insert a link to an eBook in SAM, link the citation information to the embed code from the full title record in Ebsco as a link:

Here is an example:

Lefas, P. (2014). Architecture: A Historical Perspective. Jovis Berlin.

If you click on this eBook and view the full title record, you will see the Permalink button on the bottom of the right-side tools sidebar.

On this same sidebar you will find the Cite button, 
 
 

There is a widget available in SAM to easily add Films on Demand videos. When adding content in SAM select New -> Create a  File -> Insert Stuff -> Films on Demand then search for and embed the video. 

To embed National Film Board of Canada Videos into SAM select New -> Video or Audio and then insert the embed code from the video on the NFB site. There is a </> symbol below the video which will give you the code.

Here is a link to the National Film Board of Canada website: 

https://rpa.hollandcollege.com:2048/login?url=https://www.nfb.ca/

Remember also that Holland College Library Services subscribes to NFB's CAMPUS Education which allows you access to teaching guides, lesson plans and other teacher resources. You need to create a free CAMPUS account first. 

Here is link to the CAMPUS User Guide:

https://help.nfb.ca/knowledge-base/campus-user-guide/

And here is the link to create a CAMPUS account:

https://www.nfb.ca/transaction/institutional-subscription/token/7918563182148937/

Here is a PDF document with complete instructions:

Holland College Students 24/7 from Home

Holland College Library Services subscribes to the Ebsco Academic eBook collection of over 200,000 eBooks. This is a great resource because you can access these eBooks from anywhere, anytime.
 
When searching for eBooks from home or anywhere off-campus (including Holland College wifi) you may first see a login page requiring you to enter your Holland College network username and password. For new students, the IT Services Dept. will send you this information after you have registered, to the home email address that you included in your registration. There is more information here on the IT Services Dept. website:  
 
 
You can read eBooks online if you wish or you can download them. Here is a link to the Ebsco online guide:
 
The free Adobe Digital Editions software is required to read Ebsco eBooks. It is best to install this software first before downloading  eBooks. For Mac and Windows desktops or laptops, when you open up the eBooks in this software, there is an option NOT to require a free Adobe Digital Editions account. For both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, you will need to create a free Adobe Digital Editions account. 
 
As the video explains, you will need a free Ebsco account to download eBooks. You also have an option to sign in through Google.

How to request books from the shelves that are closed because of COVID-19

  • Visit the library catalogue and click on the My Account tab
  • Enter the 14 digit barcode on the front of your HollPass card
  • If you get a failed login message then your barcode has not been activated. Email the library at library@hollandcollege.com with your student ID number and barcode number to have your barcode activated or if you are having problems. Staff will email you back when your barcode has been entered into your account
  • Once you can login to My Account, search for the book that you want, click on the Request Item button, and select the pickup branch location
  • The library will contact you when the book is available for pickup.
  • Do this for each book that you want 
  • You can also email staff at library@hollandcollege.com to pull the books that you want from the shelves for pickup
  • Books that are returned to the library must be quarantined for 6 days before they are available for pickup

Search Everything as Guest

  • No login required until accessing full-text articles restricted to Holland College students and staff
  • Limit to "Library catalogue only" to search for books in the Holland College libraries.