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Find Books

Use Holmes Library Catalog to find books owned by Boston College Libraries.

To expand your search beyond BC try WorldCat or find books at other institutions.

Find Articles on a Topic

Choose a database by subject and search by keyword, author, publication, etc.
Find full text for a specific citation via: Article Finder.
Use a database QuickSet to cross-search databases by subject.

Find a Specific Journal

Search print and online journal titles owned by Boston College Libraries

Find a Database

Find a database by title or by subject.

Find Items on Reserve

Use the Course Reserves tab of the Holmes Library Catalog to find books, videos, CDs and other items placed on reserve.

Find Data

The Data/Statistics/GIS Portal is a  place to identify data sources for all disciplines.  Also, locate and download data from a selection of over 8,000 datasets in the BC Data/GIS & Spatial Collection. Select “Local Collection Name” and enter data. The collection includes U.S. and International data with a focus on Health Care, Social and Economic Indicators and ICPSR studies. 

Find Theses and Dissertations

Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Consult the Libraries' help page on searching for dissertations and theses.

Locate Hard to Find Books and Journals

Search the catalog of the Center for Research Libraries - the consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

Videos, CDs and More

Use Advanced Search in the Holmes Library Catalog and select appropriate option in the Material Type pull-down menu.

Leisure Reading!

Don't forget to check out our selection of popular reading in the lobby on the main floor (level 3) of O'Neill Library.