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Coronavirus Update

The Heaton Family Learning Commons and the BC3 Library will be closed for the remainder of the semester in order to address health and security issues related to the Coronavirus. However, access to much of the library's resources and services will remain available through the BC3 Library on Blackboard and the BC3 Library's website at


Librarians are available and ready to assist with research or technical questions: 


or use the library's Chat option or Ask a Librarian link

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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) 

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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

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.

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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

Resources on COVID 19

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