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Spring Break hours (Monday, March 4- Friday, March 8)

8am- 4pm

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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.

Spring 2024 All-Campus Book Read


The Spring 2024 all-campus book read is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. 

The book discussion will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 4:15pm in Heaton 232 (or virtually). 

Virtual Talk on the History of Black Pittsburgh

In honor of Black History Month, please join Drs. Cowan and Ford from Slippery Rock University to discuss the past, present, and future of Black history in Pittsburgh. 

Tuesday, February 20 at 12:45pm via GoToMeeting

(Pittsburgh-born Charles “Teenie” Harris was the preeminent photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s most prominent Black newspapers photographing Pittsburgh’s historic African American community from 1935 to 1975). 



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.....

Virtual talk on the Cambodian Genocide


In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, renowned journalist & author Elizabeth Becker will be giving a virtual talk on the Cambodian Genocide. Becker was one of the few female reporters on the frontlines during the Vietnam War. 

Thursday, April 16 @ 12:45pm via GoToMeeting

Photo: Inside S-21, Tuol Sleng, one of the detention centers during the Cambodian Genocide 

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.

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Spring 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 by using the Ask/Request/Schedule options in the menu bar below. 


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In alignment with BC3's Mission and Goals:

BC3 Library Mission Statement

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.

Library Faculty and Staff

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