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Library Hours

Library Hours

Summer 2021

     Monday- Friday  8:00am - 4:00pm

     All visitors must sign in. The sign-in sheet is just inside the entrance doors. Face coverings are mandatory. Social distancing and all CDC Covid19 guidelines must be observed.

  • Librarians are available and ready to assist with research or technical questions. Stop by the library or contact us by Email: library@bc3.edu or use the library's Chat service or Ask/Request/Schedule options in the menu bar above.

 

New Trial Databases at BC3 Library

Black Lives in America

Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day
Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications

America's Historical Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers makes it easy for students to search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states. This fascinating content instantly makes history more real and relevant, giving students a better understanding of not only the past, but its lingering impact on present-day issues and events, as well.

Access World News Research Collection

Includes current and archived news content from more than 12,700 sources spanning 200+ countries and territories across the following regions​​​​​​​.

Curbside Pickup Available

 

CURBSIDE PICKUP AND LIBRARY BOOK RETURNS 
 

The Library will provide a curbside pickup service to make books and other library materials available to patrons.  Books must be from the BC3 Library's collection and noted as being “Available” in the BC3 Library Catalog. To use this service, complete the Curbside Pickup form.

We will contact you to schedule a pickup date and time. Pickup times will be between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. At this time, curbside pickup is only available at the Main Campus location. The pickup location is the driveway between the Succop Theater and the Business and Allied Health Building. See map and directions.

BOOK PICK-UP:

  • Call the Library when you arrive at: 724 284 8511.
  • Stay in your vehicle, pop the trunk. We will drop the books into your trunk.

BOOK RETURNS:

  • Arrange a return time by calling us at: 724 284 8511.
  • Call us when you’ve arrived. We will place a bin out for you to drop books into.

Search Box Central

BC3 logoSearch the BC3 Library Catalog

Use it to find books, ebooks, DVDs in the library's collection 

or browse our e-book collections:  Ebook Central (Proquest) and Ebook Collection (EBSCO) 

"British Columbians benefit from increased access to French resources in libraries" by BC Gov Photos is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 

Reference databases are

  • A great place to start your research

  • Provide definitions, introductory information, facts, vocabulary/keywords, names

  • Preferred over Wikipedia by your instructors

  • Include citations for your bibliography!

  • Collection of encyclopedias, reference databases, issue topic databases

Reference Databases

Issue Topic Databases

ProCon.org - web source that focuses on the pros and cons of controversial issues.

Find articles in EBSCOhost's General Databases (Academic Premier and MasterFile Premier).

Research databases
  • Select / Deselect all
  • Academic Search Premier
  • MasterFILE Premier

Or search the library's Subject Databases

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes scholarly literature across an array of  disciplines including peer-reviewed academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations. Some of the resources are freely available full-text, others you will need to request using the library's Article or Book Request Forms.

Tutorials

Featured Content

Films on Demand

Films on Demand: Business and Economics Video Collection

Free Trial. Streaming video collection.

New and Recommended Books Site

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Interlibrary Loan a BOOK

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BC3 Library Mission

The Library is dedicated to providing information resources, both print and electronic, to support College curriculum and to meet the information needs of students, faculty, and staff.

The Library will promote information literacy through formal classroom instruction, individual reference service, and online instructional training modules.

The Library will welcome community citizens to use its services, resources and facilities.

The Library will provide a supportive, student-centered environment for individual and collaborative work.

Your Friendly Library Staff

 
Laurie Eytel, Circulation Secretary, x8246
Brooke Draper, Acquisitions Secretary, x8293
Jennifer Greenwald, Librarian
Jean Shumway, Librarian, x8296
Martin Miller, Dean of Library Services, x8210