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Boston College Collections

Collection Descriptions/A-Z
Overview, highlights, and parameters (formats, languages, time periods,etc.,) for the Libraries' physical and digital collections, mostly by subject.

Collection Development
The research mission of library collections and how research materials are acquired.

Facts and Figures
Data about the recent growth of the BC Libraries’ collections and trends in publication costs.

Activities and Initiatives
Descriptions of current and recent activities in collection management and development.

Scholarly Communication News@BC 
A blog devoted to items about developments in scholarly communication at BC and in publishing and academe.

Gifts to the Library Collections
Procedures and contact information for donating the collections.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO)

The online versions of Oxford language dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish are now available to the BC community. Choice, a major book review journal for academic publications used by librarians, declared that OLDO was "The most exciting electronic language dictionary service since the debut of the online Oxford English Dictionary" (Choice, March 2008). More >

Two Histories of Boston College Available as E-Books

Anticipating the 2013 sesquicentennial, the University Libraries recently digitized two Boston College histories.  The digitization was accomplished through a partnership with the Boston Library Consortium and the Open Content Alliance. More >

Alerting Services at Boston College

Many members of the Boston College community take advantage of alerting services to track the latest news in particular areas of interest. Most journal publishers now provide RSS options for automatic delivery of tables-of-contents and other news items to a user's RSS reader. More >

Scientific American Now Part of Nature Journals

Scientific American, the magazine long known for making science and technology accessible to the wide array of users, scientists and non-scientists, alike, is now part of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) stable of journals. More >