Boston College Libraries Newsletter


FALL 2005





Left Index

A guide to the diverse literature of the left, emphasizing political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Topics covered include the labor movement, ecology & environment, race & ethnicity, social & cultural theory, sociology, art & aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization. Many of the 774 sources indexed are unique and are not indexed in other databases.



Alt-Press Watch

This database provides full-text coverage of the alternative and independent press. It offers access to viewpoints and perspectives on topics in politics, government, education, labor and the arts that complement and challenge mainstream media coverage. The database presently has about 250,000 articles from 175 publications. Coverage varies by title.



Staff Activities - Collaborations, conferences, accomplishments.

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

Subject Area Highlight -
Business & Management

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

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ScienceDirect Journals

Refugee Camp by Betty LaDuke

As a result of a project to reduce the duplication of print and electronic resources, the decision was made to go e-only for several hundred journals. Now the Libaries are focused on the content and usage rather than on the format.




Elsevier LogoeScholarship@BC Update

Boston College Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of three new openly accessible publication series in eScholarship@BC, the Libraries digital institutional repository.




Copyright SymbolCopyright & Science Commons

Rather than worry that new technologies jeopardize the protections of copyright, some scientists and scholars are concerned about the reverse.




Scopus LogoUser Input Critical: Scopus

This summer, the Libraries entered into a long-term trial agreement with Reed Elsevier Group, allowing BC users the chance to thoroughly explore Scopus as a potential alternative to the Web of Science database.


NIH & Open Access

The NIH strongly encourages all NIH-funded investigators to deposit their final manuscripts in PubMed Central, immediately after journal publication thereby making them readily available to other researchers and the public.


 Interlibrary Loan Simplified

The BC Libraries have implemented a new ILL system allowing patrons easier access to the service.


Enter Stage LeftFull Text Databases in Drama

Access collections of the full text of over 7000 plays published in English, French and Spanish, and other materials such as selected playbills, production photographs, costume sketches, cast lists, playwrights’ notes, and other ephemera related to the plays.

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