VOLUME 14 NUMBER 2
SPRING 2013

Resource Highlights

Electronic Enlightenment

The searchable and browsable database Electronic Enlightenment provides extensive access to the web of correspondence between some of the greatest thinkers and writers of the long eighteenth century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers.

Statista: A New Statistics Database

The Library is now providing access to the statistical database Statista, a comprehensive source of data and statistics that provides results in the form of bar charts and tables.

Scott Britton: New Associate University Librarian

Scott Britton joined Boston College Libraries in 2013 as the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement. He previously worked at the University of Miami Libraries as the Director of Access, Information, and Research Services. He has also worked for the libraries at Washington University in Saint Louis, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Bowdoin College.

Faculty Publication Highlights

Interviews with authors of newly published works.

Faculty Research Support

Resources and procedures to support the research process.

Professional Activities

Conferences, new staff, accomplishments.

Current Exhibits

The most recent exhibits on view at the BC Libraries.
  • icon From the University Librarian's Corner

    Tom Wall, University Librarian, explains why the Library recently implemented a new library system together with Holmes, a different type of library catalog, and considers a number of the important benefits the implementation brings.

  • icon The Core and Burns Library: A Pedagogical Adventure

    Professor Sarah Ross, History Department, writes about her very successful experiment of having the students in her Core course "Europe and the Modern World I" visit Burns Library and use its resources.

  • icon The Coventry Patmore Papers in Burns Library

    Burns Library has an important collection of the papers of Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), a prominent poet and literary figure in Victorian England.

  • icon Two University Presses in the Digital Age

    Jonas Barciauskas discusses how both Cambridge and Oxford University Presses have made large collections of scholarly books accessible online and have provided many functionalities afforded by electronic formats which enhance the research capabilities of faculty and students.

  • icon Emerging Pathways in Digital Humanities Teaching

    Instructional designers, Tim Lindgren and Sarah Castricum, Instructional Design and eTeaching Services, consider some successful practices that have emerged in the context of undergraduate teaching and digital humanities at Boston College.

  • icon Get your copyright back: your window of opportunity

    If you signed an agreement transferring copyright to a publisher anytime between 1978 and 1988, you have a window of opportunity to terminate that transfer, right now.

  • icon More on E-books at Boston College

    Graduate student thoughts on e-books at Boston College: reporting from a Fall 2012 focus group.

  • icon Market Research Databases

    What are market research reports, and why do users want them? Claire O'Leary answers these questions and discusses some of BC Libraries' market research databases: Mintel, IBISWorld, Forrester and Global Market Information Database (GMID).