FALL 2012

Resource Highlights

Bridgeman Education

Bridgeman Education is a dedicated service that supports the use of high-quality images in education, be it teaching, research or reference. With over 380,000 images from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use, Bridgeman Education provides access to the visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilizations.

Parker Library on the Web

Corpus Christi College and the Stanford University Libraries have collaborated to produce the database Parker on the Web - an interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Important examples include the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), unique copies of Old English poems and other texts, and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. The Parker Library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

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 BC Libraries: Value Beyond Discovery

    Tom Wall, University Librarian, discusses exciting new changes to Level One, O'Neill Library as well as the introduction of Alma, BC Libraries' new integrated library system.

  • icon The Library Joins the Center for Research Libraries

    Recently BC Libraries became a full member of the Center for Research Libraries, an international consortium of research libraries which has developed an extraordinary resource for scholars and students of member institutions.

  • icon The Elizabeth Jennings Papers

    Burns Library has a significant collection of the papers of the British poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926-2001). They contain numerous manuscripts of her poetry and prose works, both published and unpublished.

  • icon Frequently asked: eTDs and Prior Publication

    Answers to two questions often posed by doctoral students: 1) Can I incorporate material that I have already published as part of my dissertation? 2) If I make this dissertation openly accessible, will a potential book publisher decline it because it is already published?

  • icon E-Book Survey and Faculty Focus Group Results

    The results of a survey of BC faculty and a randomly-selected set of undergraduate and graduate students regarding their attitudes to e-books in the Boston College Libraries.

  • icon The Levantine Review

    The Levantine Review is a new BC open access, peer-reviewed journal. It is dedicated to a study of the Levant from multiple perspectives, including History, Theology, Religion, Linguistics, Archaeology, Political Science, etc.

  • icon Burns Archives: It's a Process...

    Amy Braitsch and Adrienne Pruitt discuss what processing archival material in Burns Library involves and provide an overview of recent work processing a number of very interesting previously unavailable collections.

  • icon Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

    This database presents the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, all digitized in color, and provides access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and numerous fellow writers.

  • icon Naxos Music Library

    Sonia Ensins, Music Librarian, discusses the database Naxos Music Library, an online classical music library which offers streaming access to more than 76,000 CDs.