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Library Closure


The library will be closed on Tuesday, October 3 for staff training.

It will re-open for normal hours on Wednesday, October 4 at 8am.

Search Box Central

Search the BC3 Library catalog for print books, ebooks, DVDs and other resources in the BC3 Library’s digital and physical collections. Read more

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.

All Campus Book Read

The Fall 2023 all-campus book read is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. The BC3 Library has a few copies available to borrow; we will be meeting to talk about the book on November 2, 2023. Join us! Read more....

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Fall Semester Hours 

Monday- Thursday  8:00am-6:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

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. 


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What are Open Educational Resource (OER)? How do they benefit students and faculty? How are they being used at BC3, and how do you find and incorporate them into a BC3 course? Read more.....

Upcoming Events at the Heaton


Weekly Yoga with Gina Rajchel

Wednesdays @ 4:15PM in the Heaton Lower Level Lounge

*Starting Wednesday, September 6*

For more information on other events taking place

at the library this fall, click here.

Featured Content

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Black Life 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

americas historical newspapers database

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)

Historical collection of newspapers that contains first-hand accounts of seminal events affecting American society from 1690 to 2000. The material is organized through a visual timeline-based interface but you can also use a keyword search to locate content. The resource collection is comprised of newspapers from around the country, containing articles as they appeared in print, as well as political cartoons, advertisements and obituaries.

Your Friendly Library Staff

BC3 Library Mission

The BC3 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.

Laurie Eytel, Circulation Secretary, x8246
Jessica Welter, Acquisitions Secretary, x8293
Jean Shumway, Librarian, x8296
Julia Tulba, Librarian, x8292
Martin Miller, Dean of Library Services, x8210