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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

The BC3 Library is now open to students and staff

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: or use the library's Chat service or Ask/Request/Schedule options in the menu bar above.



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.


  • 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.


  • 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 - 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.

Featured Content

Films on Demand

Films on Demand: Business and Economics Video Collection

Free Trial. Streaming video collection.

New and Recommended Books Site


Open Resources during Covid 19 Pandemic

Resource freely available during COVID 19 

Many publishers have opened up their online resources, making them freely available during the COVID 19 Pandemic. The following are sources that are temporarily available.

American Association of Publisher's compiled list of resources publishers have made available:

Ancestry expands collection with National Archives accessStart Exploring 

Duke University Press

Cambridge University Press 

Project Muse


Library Journal

  • Full online access go to
    Email:   Password:  LJfullaccess1

  • Digitized editions of magazine archive: click on "Access Digitized Edition" in the upper left-hand corner or click on Bookshelf in the upper left corner

Home Internet Provider Information

Clarion University has shared this webpage with Broadband Resources and Internet Speed Test Websites.

Resources on COVID 19

The Complete Guide to Pandemic Unemployment AssistancePandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, is a federal program for people such as independent contractors or self-employed workers who are unable to work as a direct result of COVID-19 and are not eligible for regular state unemployment benefits.

Copyright Clearance Center links to freely available academic resources on COVID 19, useful for study and teaching in different subject areas including health, medicine and chemistry.

STM compilation of COVID 19 related research articles and chapters

Wiley articles and book chapters freely available on COVID 19


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Your Friendly Library Staff

BC3 Library faculty and staff
Laurie Eytel, Circulation Secretary, x8246
Brooke Draper, Acquisitions Secretary, x8293
Stacey Skirpan, Librarian
Jean Shumway, Librarian, x8296
Martin Miller, Dean of Library Services, x8210