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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 - 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.

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Spring Semester Hours 

Monday- Thursday   8:00am - 6:00pm
Fridays 8:00am - 3:00pm 

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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Women's History Month: All- Campus Read

Please join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 12:45 PM

for a book discussion led by BC3 Assistant Professor Lindsay Lanigan

of the collection of poems, Milk and Honey.

For more information on both the book and poet,

check out our Spring 2023 Library Events guide by clicking here


Women's History Month: Virtual Visit to the Women's Rights National Historic Park

Please join us on Thursday, March 30 at 12:45PM for a virtual visit of the Women's Rights National Historic Park, site of the first ever Women's Rights Conventions. 

Interested in attending? You can register by clicking here

For more information, check out our Spring 2023 Library Events guide.

Open Educational Resources (OER)


Interested in learning just exactly what Open Educational Resources (OER) is? Then be sure to check out an overview on OER by clicking here.

Already pretty familiar with OER? Then consider applying for the BC3 2023-2024 OER Grant Application in which you'll receive grant funds to integrate OER into a BC3 course. Access the grant application by clicking here.

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Black History Month: All-Campus Read

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21 at 12:45PM 

for a virtual book talk with the author of our all-campus read for

Black History Month, Power in the Tongue

For more information on both the book and author, check out our

Black History Month LibGuide by clicking 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

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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.

Ukraine Russia history

Russian-Ukrainian History LibGuide

Spanning the Cold War to present-day and featuring both library and web resources, see this LibGuide for a range of topics, including foreign policy/acts of aggression by Russia towards neighboring countries, differences and similarities between Ukraine & Russia, contemporary Ukrainian history/current events and more. 

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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.

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