Boston College Libraries Newsletter


FALL 2006




The Chronicle of Higher Education

Published online every weekday (in print once a week), this is considered by many to be the top source of news, information, and jobs for college and university personnel. Complete issues of The Chronicle are available from January 6, 1995.




Provides access to papers from the U.S. and more than 50 other countries. All papers are provided complete (with a few minor exceptions) and in color, displayed in their original format and layout (including images and advertisements).



Staff Activities - Collaborations, conferences, accomplishments.

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

Subject Area Highlight - International Resources

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

Newsletter Archives

Boston College Libraries


Paul Lewis on Humor and Humorists

Hear from Paul Lewis, English Dept., who discusses his new book Cracking Up. Dr. Lewis argues that humor, ever more purposeful and embattled, has become much more than a laughing matter over the past thirty years.




Academic IntegrityAcademic Integrity Tutorial

“the manner in which texts and information (of all sorts, audio, video…) are now accessible on the Internet has changed the way scholarship is practiced and has touched patterns of teaching and older notions of ‘copyright’ deeply.”




Quest, Present and Future

The OPAC no longer represents the full range of scholarly and research information available to the university community.




Rethinking Print Indexes

The Reference Department has adopted a new policy regarding the removal of duplicate print indexes.




RAPID Journal Delivery

A new initiative to improve document delivery services to include a 24-hour turnaround time for journal requests.


Preserving E-Journals

New opportunities for assuring e-journal archiving with publisher participation.


Federal Research Act

A new bill that "says to all researchers who seek government funding that we want the results of your work to be seen by the largest possible audience."


Beckett Exhibit

An exhibit honoring the centennial of the birth of acclaimed Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.


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