LibGuides @ BC: Research Sources, Strategies, and Support

By Ken Liss

More than two million books. 450+ databases. Thousands of journals and magazines. CDs. DVDs. Statistics. Maps. Not to mention the Web.

The amount of information available to you as BC students is both a blessing and a curse.

It's a blessing because there is so much information in so many places you can find answers for almost anything you need.

It's a curse because there is so much information in so many places it's hard to know where to look for what.

LibGuides @ BC can help. These web-based subject guides, created by BC librarians, bring together the most valuable resources on subjects large and small - and show you how to make the most of them.


There are dozens more of these guides available from the main LibGuides @ BC page. Check out the featured guides or click on one of the broad subject categories on the left - Business & Management, Communication, Data/Statistics, Irish Studies, etc. - to see what's available in that area.

You can also browse the full list of guides alphabetically or search all of the guides for the topic you're interested in.

Each guide includes key resources. (Online and print; BC-only and freely available on the Web.) There are also search strategies and suggestions on how to use these resources efficiently and effectively.

Every page in LibGuides @ BC also connects you directly to the people who know most about researching the subject: your Boston College subject librarians. Use the librarian profile on the right of every page to contact the subject specialist by e-mail, phone, or - in some cases - live online chat.

LibGuides @ BC helps you navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of information available to you as students at BC. Let us know what you think. Use the comments link on a particular guide or send general feedback about LibGuides to

Ken Liss is the Communication Librarian at Boston College and a member of the LibGuides @ BC coordinating group