Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2004




World News Connection

Full text news compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources. WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events and is the only news service that takes advantage of the intelligence gathering experience of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service.

Essay and General Literature Index

Access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections. Each year more than 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed as well as more than 20 selected annuals and serials.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Citations and abstracts to more than 2 million dissertations and masters theses produced in North American, 1861+, and internationally, 1988+. Note, the full text of dissertations published since 1997 are available.


Staff Activities - Collaborations, conferences, accomplishments.

Assessment -
The ongoing effort to improve services, collections and facilities.

Subject Area Highlight -

Faculty Research Support -
Resources and procedures to support the research process.

Boston College Libraries



Information Literacy: Beyond Google

Information Literacy

The Boston College Libraries recently surveyed faculty in several departments to get their perspective on the quality of students' research in the Internet Age. The survey was part of the Libraries' ongoing effort to understand and improve students' "information competency" through instruction, individual consultations, and collaboration with faculty. Here is what we heard from your colleagues.



  Collection Management and Electronic Resources

Collection Management Strategies

Chris Conroy, the new Associate University Librarian for Collection Services, comments on the dramatic effect electronic resources have on the collections policies and budgets of academic libraries. How are the Boston College Libraries addressing this issue?




Eighteenth Century Collections OnlineNew Digital Resource - ECCO

Need access to 150, 000 full-text titles from the 18th Century? Boston College Libraries have purchased a subscription to the database Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).




Create Change LogoeScholarship@BC

Building open-access, web-accessible repositories designed to collect, organize, preserve, and provide easy access to scholarly material. Here is an update on library activities in these areas.



  Woven Paper - Liz Cinquino

Art in the Libraries

An overview of the relationship between the arts and the Boston College Libraries.

  Jesuit Libraries Passport

Jesuit Library Passport Program

If you are travelling to Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Washington, D.C.… Faculty members now have access to the collective holdings of 28 Jesuit institutions nationwide.

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