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BBC Databases on Trial

December 15, 2016

BBC handbooks, annual reports, and accounts, 1921-2001/2, BBC Listener research Department, 1937 - circa 1950

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Rita Owens

December 12, 2016

From the moment of their first client engagement, consultants in all fields face communication opportunities and challenges. No matter what their focus may be—professional services, accounting, ...

Drawings of the Beginnings of the Transcontinental Railroad by Joseph Becker

New Touch Table Exhibit: The Iron Horse Goes West.

December 09, 2016

The Boston College Libraries have acquired two multi-touch tables for digital exhibits. This page provides information about current, previous, and upcoming exhibits. Visit the third floor of the ...

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Level One Gallery: Art & Digital Technology

December 08, 2016

In Art & Digital Technology, a studio art course taught by professor Karl Baden from the Fine Arts Department, students combine text and image to produce a variety of design and art-oriented ...

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New Database: World Bank eLibrary

December 05, 2016

World Bank eLibrary delivers data, books, journals and working papers on cross disciplinary topics such as conflict, culture, economics, education, energy, environment, health and industry as it ...

Advancing Research and Scholarship at Boston College, The Environment And Society, research for a changing world

Research Day

December 02, 2016

This guide brings together library and outside resources to support the December 5, 2016 Advancing Research and Scholarship Day at Boston College which focuses on the topic of "The Environment & ...

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Enter the 8th Annual GIS Contest!

December 01, 2016

Read for submission guidelines. Browse posters on the 2nd & 3rd floor of O’Neill & learn how geographic information systems are used Boston College.

Winter in New England, O'Neill Reading Room Back Wall, December 2016 through January 2017

Winter in New England, O'Neill Reading Room Back Wall Exhibit.

December 01, 2016

Ah, "winter in New England", there’s a phrase to conjure up visions. Snow, snow, snow. It blankets and transforms, revealing a sparkling new, washed-clean world. Here we see not only the art of ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Sarah Gwyneth Ross

November 28, 2016

The world of wealth and patronage that we associate with sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy can make the Renaissance seem the exclusive domain of artists and aristocrats. Revealing a ...

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Anti-All Nighter

November 23, 2016

Get a jumpstart on your final papers and assignments with research help, writing assistance, and academic coaching. Or reduce stress with coloring, puzzles, stretching, meditation, a snack break, ...

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Celebrate GIS Day!

November 16, 2016

Enter the 8th Annual GIS Contest! Browse posters on the 2nd & 3rd floor of O’Neill & learn how geographic information systems are used Boston College.

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Native American Heritage Month

November 11, 2016

Native American Heritage Month from the Library of Congress Includes list of scheduled events, collections, exhibits and more Native American Heritage Month from PBS Watch selected documentaries ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Claude Pavur, S.J. & Cristiano Casalini

November 10, 2016

Once they had begun educating youth, the Jesuits never stopped thinking about pedagogy. The Ratio Studiorum (1599), widely celebrated for its organizational genius, also had a pedagogical aspect ...

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O'Neill Level One Exhibit: Beyond Borders

November 10, 2016

An exhibition of international photographs submitted from members across the Boston College community. The theme is Beyond Borders and the selected photographs best fit this concept. The exhibit ...

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Navigating the Magic of Digital Scholarship @ BC

November 08, 2016

Join us for an Open House where we will provide information regarding our skills and the services we offer, technology available to you, and digital scholarship projects at Boston College. ...

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Lethal in Two Languages: Flann O'Brien & Máirtín Ó Cadhain

November 01, 2016

Join the Burns Library on Wed., Nov 9 at 4:30pm for the Fall 2016 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lecture.

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Patrick H. Byrne

November 01, 2016

In The Ethics of Discernment, Patrick H. Byrne presents an approach to ethics that builds upon the cognitional theory and the philosophical method of self-appropriation that Bernard Lonergan ...

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Like Pizza? Join our Library Focus Group!

October 28, 2016

Join our focus group! Lunch and Library Feedback. 12:00-1:00pm, Thursday, November 9 O'Neill Library, 413 For more information, contact Carli Spina. -->

International Open Access Week

Open Access Week: BC Events

October 24, 2016

International Open Access Week, a global event in its ninth year, promotes the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results. ...

Graduate Research Open House, Level 3 Reading Room in O'Neill Library, Thurs, November 3rd, 3pm through 5pm

Graduate Research Open House

October 24, 2016

Reading Room in Level 3 of O'Neill Library 3pm to 5pm on Thursday, November 3rd Light refreshments will be served. Meet your subject librarian Learn about the best resources in your field Discover ...

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Theology & Ministry Library Exhibit: Picturing Paradise

October 20, 2016

Picturing Paradise is an exhibition that features embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures called cuadros, created by the women of Compacto Humano and Manos Anchashinas, two art cooperatives ...

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Burns Library Exhibit: Irish Women Rising

October 18, 2016

In the struggle for national independence, Irish women had to fight both British imperialism and Irish sexism. Featuring never-before-seen documents and artifacts as well as an original 1916 ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Michael Resler

October 18, 2016

This critical edition of Daniel, one of the earliest post-classical Arthurian romances, includes the normalized Middle High German text with an introduction, selected bibliography, index of proper ...

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O'Neill 1st Floor Open 24 Hours

October 14, 2016

Beginning this weekend, O'Neill Library, in collaboration with Student Affairs and UGBC, will be piloting a project for the next 6 weekends in which the library closes at 10pm on Friday and ...

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Grad students, Like Pizza? Join our Library Focus Group!

October 14, 2016

Grad Students, Like Pizza? Join our focus group! Lunch and Library Feedback. 12:00-1:00pm, Thursday, October 20. O'Neill Library, 413 For more information, contact Carli Spina.

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A Celebration of Contemporary Irish Poetry

October 11, 2016

Join us on Tues., Oct 18 for a special evening as leading poets from Ireland read & discuss selections from Leabhar na hAthghabhála: Poems of Repossession, an anthology of Irish-language poetry, ...

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Ivan Myjer of Building & Monument Conservation

October 11, 2016

Join us at the Burns Library on Wed., Oct 19 at 6pm for a presentation on the conservation of the carved frontispieces at Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo in San Antonio, Texas & reading ...

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The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

October 11, 2016

The Boston College Libraries are delighted to present The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music. This digital collection features traditional tunes and songs collected by master fiddle player ...

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O'Neill Level One Exhibit: Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future

October 05, 2016

During the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Photo Exhibit, students and administrators wanted to focus on showcasing the beauty of Latin American culture. More importantly, we wanted to focus on the ...

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Like Pizza? Join our Library Focus Group!

October 05, 2016

Like Pizza? Join our focus group! Lunch and Library Feedback. 12:00-1:00p, Wednesday, October 12. O'Neill Library, 413 For more information, contact Carli Spina. -->

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Aspen E. Brinton

October 04, 2016

Central European dissidents gained global fame by serving as key protagonists in the collapse of communism in 1989. As writers, philosophers, and artists, they should be remembered for their ideas ...

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O'Neill Reading Room Exhibit: Campaigns & Cartoons

September 29, 2016

Cartoonists have satirized United States presidential candidates since the early 19th century. These works promote debate by questioning a candidate’s character, skill and judgement. They ...

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Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs, Author Talk

September 26, 2016

Join us in celebrating Jane Jacobs' 100th birthday with Robert Kanigel, author of a new biography of the activist, journalist, and pioneer of urban planning and city design, whose archives are ...

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BC Libraries Core Skills Videos

September 26, 2016

The BC Libraries Core Skills videos are a great place to start learning the skills, concepts, and strategies that will help you work with sources in your research projects. As you get deeper into ...

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Your Complete Guide to Voting

September 26, 2016

Campaigns & Elections: Voter Resources

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Burns Antiphoner an Interactive Open Access Resource

September 20, 2016

The Digital Scholarship Group at Boston College Libraries and Dr. Michael Noone are proud to introduce Burns Antiphoner, an interactive open access resource. Using an early 14th-century Franciscan ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Professor Maney

September 19, 2016

Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President goes beyond personality and politics to examine the critical issues of the day: economic and fiscal policy, business and financial deregulation, healthcare ...

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Read the Boston College Libraries Fall Newsletter

September 19, 2016

Read the Boston College Libraries Fall Newsletter!

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Upcoming Digital Scholarship Events in the Digital Studio

September 16, 2016

Upcoming Digital Scholarship Events in the Digital Studio

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Theological Research @ TML

September 13, 2016

TML (Theology & Ministry Library) is offering the following series of 30-minute, stand-alone but inter-connected workshops to help you make the most of our research resources!

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Faculty Publication Highlight: David E. Storey

September 07, 2016

In Naturalizing Heidegger, David E. Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger's importance for environmental philosophy, finding in the development of his thought from the early 1920s to ...

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Propaganda & the Great War exhibit at Stokes Hall

September 07, 2016

This exhibit is the product of a History Department seminar that was developed in collaboration with the University’s Burns Library. The course encouraged students to consider how governments used ...

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What kind of BC study animal are you? Take the quiz to find out.

September 01, 2016

What kind of BC study animal are you? Take the quiz to find out.

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O'Neill Level 3 Gallery Exhibit: Seeing Pink

August 30, 2016

This selection of photographs is part of a larger body of work called Seeing Pink, about the idea of the color pink in America. Why pink? First, it’s a sensational color. Pink stands out, it draws ...

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For New Faculty

August 23, 2016

Learn the basics about the BC Libraries that you need right now, plus 10 more important things to know about us. Learn All About The Libraries.

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Applications for Student Library Employment Are Open

August 23, 2016

Applications for Student Library Employment Open 08/24! They can be found on the Boston College Libraries' Employment Page. -->

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Faster, Higher, Stronger: History of the Summer Olympics exhibit

August 04, 2016

Following the 291st Olympiad in 393, the emperor Theodosius banned the Games as pagan. Roughly 1500 years later, Pierre de Coubertin formed the International Olympic Committee, and the first games ...

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Database: BBC Monitoring Tracks News from Around the World

August 03, 2016

BBC Monitoring tracks the global media for the latest news reports emerging around the world -->

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SCOPUS for the Sciences

July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 21, at 10am, Merkert 130. Come learn about Scopus, a great research tool for the sciences, now at Boston College in 2016.

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Burns Library Exhibit: Missionaries & Linguists

July 11, 2016

When Jesuits evangelized the indigenous peoples of Africa and the Americas, they began by learning and studying their languages. This exhibit features grammars and dictionaries using European ...

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O'Neill Level One Gallery: Celebrating Creativity

June 27, 2016

The annual Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff exhibit this year once again features the creative side of the BC Libraries' Staff. Submissions include photography, ...

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Watch thousands of documentaries, training films and theatrical releases

June 09, 2016

Kanopy has more than 26,000 films in its collection! Kanopy's viewing platform makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across our campus and at your own convenience. Enjoy!

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BC OverDrive

May 31, 2016

Check out great summer reading in our OverDrive collection. Hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks available now!

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Dennis Hale

May 17, 2016

In The Jury in America, a work that deftly combines legal history, political analysis, and storytelling, Dennis Hale takes us to the very heart of this debate to show us what the American jury ...

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Bapst Exhibit: You Are Here

May 17, 2016

You Are Here: The Chestnut Hill Campus in Maps & Photos from the University Archives Gargan Hall landing, Bapst Library May - September, 2016 YOU ARE HERE is an exhibit now on view in the Bapst ...

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New Resource: Going Global

May 11, 2016

Expand your horizons, your career, and your future with GoingGlobal.

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J.

May 09, 2016

This collection of essays looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Although much effort was expended ...

Voices Lost and Found: Remebering Three Women Artists Killed in Auschwitz, May - July 2016, located in the O'Neill Reading Room

Voices Lost and Found: Remebering Three Women Artists Killed in Auschwitz

May 05, 2016

Yom HaShoah is the day that honors the memory of the victims of the Holocaust (1933-1945). This year Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is recognized from sundown May 4 to sundown May 5. ...

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GIS Awards Ceremony

April 27, 2016

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College.

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O'Neill Level One Exhibit: Art & Digital Technology

April 27, 2016

In Art & Digital Technology, a studio art course taught by professor Karl Baden from the Fine Arts Department, students combine text and image to produce a variety of design and art-oriented ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Daniel Bowles

April 25, 2016

In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago, in German New Guinea. His destination: the island ...

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Deposit Your Research Data in the new BC Dataverse

April 19, 2016

The Boston College Libraries have developed a new Boston College Dataverse to provide easy access to the scholarly data produced by members of the Boston College community.

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Can't Find What You're Looking For?

April 18, 2016

Can't find that DVD or book that you need at your library? Request it through WorldCat or ILL.

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Featured Digital Project: Missionary Linguistics in Colonial Africa

April 14, 2016

Missionary Linguistics in colonial Africa is a student project led by Doyle Calhoun (Departments of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures, and Romance Languages and Literatures majoring in ...

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Read the Spring Boston College Libraries Newsletter!

April 13, 2016

All this and more in the Boston College Libraries Newsletter! -->

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Family Life, Friends, and Espionage: The Graham Greene Papers Re-Opened

April 07, 2016

The papers of British author Graham Greene are now open to the public after careful reprocessing. Researchers will find the collection streamlined, with a more in-depth and detailed finding aid ...

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TIMSS & PIRLS Publications in eScholarship@BC

April 07, 2016

A collection of 50 publications from the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is now available at eScholarship@BC, Boston College's institutional repository of scholarly resources. For two ...

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Book Launch Event: The Citizen Poets of Boston

April 05, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 4:00pm, O’Neill Library 3rd Floor Reading Room, with Paul Lewis, editor, and members of the citizen poets research team: Jaimie Carvalho, Kelsie Dorn, Kristen House, Harrison ...

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The Asian-American History Exhibit in O'Neill Library Level One

April 05, 2016

The purpose of this exhibit is to help illustrate the Asian American experience, a storied history often overlooked in the context of American History. This exhibit is intended to remind the ...

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CRR Publications in eScholarship@BC

March 24, 2016

A comprehensive collection of reports and working papers from the Center for Retirement Research is available in eScholarship@BC, Boston College's institutional repository. This collection is ...

Seismology... and the library

O'Neill Library Seismograph Monitors Earthquakes in New England & Around the World

March 24, 2016

Weston Observatory and the Boston College Lynch School of Education recently installed a seismograph in the BC O’Neill Library (Level One study area). This seismograph records earthquakes in New ...

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Affordable Course Materials Grants

March 18, 2016

For the second year, the Provost, the Libraries and the CTE are offering grants and support to faculty members who retool their curriculum to include high-quality materials at no (or very low) ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Michael Serazio

March 15, 2016

Michael Serazio is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication whose research and teaching interests include popular culture, advertising, politics, and new media. His first book, ...

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Feeling Creative? Edible Books Festival

March 14, 2016

The concept is simple; create a (mostly) edible object that relates to the written word. Books, poems, short stories, graphic novels or anything written can serve as the inspiration.

Got GIS?

Enter the 7th Annual BC GIS Contest (PDF)

March 14, 2016

Enter the 7th Annual BC GIS Contest Details:

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Pizza and Databases – All Graduate Students Invited!

March 07, 2016

Scopus and Web of Science, two major multidisciplinary databases that can help your research.

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PIZZA + Scopus + Web of Science + Grad Students = A Perfect Recipe 3/29 and 3/30

March 07, 2016

Scopus and Web of Science, two major multidisciplinary databases that can help your research.

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Job Opportunity - Digital Publishing and Exhibition Project

March 03, 2016

Click here to view the job Opportunity - Digital Publishing and Exhibition Project .

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New Faculty Publication Highlight: Dr. Kevin Ohi

March 01, 2016

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Coffee & Code, Informal Workshops

March 01, 2016

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Digital Publishing and Exhibition Project

February 24, 2016

The Boston College Libraries are excited to be launching new interactive touch table displays that will allow visitors to interact with our libraries' unique collections in cutting edge ways. We ...

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O'Neill Library Reading Room exhibit, "Scenes of BC"

February 23, 2016

Utilizing three photograph collections form the University Archives: Boston College special guests and events, Boston College athletic photographs, and Boston College building and campus images ...

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Romance Review Archives Digitized

February 22, 2016

Romance Review Archives Digitized

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Theology & Ministry Library Exhibit: The Testimony of Faces

February 17, 2016

Photographer Lisa Fitzgerald lived and worked as a Religious of the Sacred Heart in Jalapa, Nicaragua from 1980 -1984 at the time of the Contra War. During those years, she took photographs of ...

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Scopus, a large multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature

February 17, 2016

Scopus, a large database of peer-reviewed literature with tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Here at BC through 2016.

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Data Carpentry Workshop

February 15, 2016

The BC Libraries will be hosting a Data Carpentry Workshop on Monday, March 7 and 8 (9 - 5pm). It is open to researchers throughout the Boston area, but some seats are reserved for BC.

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Find the materials you need for your topic: Reference Universe

February 15, 2016

Find Your Topic Overview: The best quality introductory articles written by prominent scholars are all at your fingertips. Find the next steps to leading journals and books. Understand Key Terms, ...

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"Historical Monuments, Monumental Histories" Stokes Hall Exhibit

February 09, 2016

It was the sad sight of bare gray walls in the new Stokes Hall that led the department to institute the course "Making History Public" with the idea that a student-curated exhibition would be ...

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New exhibits on the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement in Ireland

February 08, 2016

Burns Library and the McMullen Museum of Art have opened complementary exhibitions on the Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland. Paul Larmour (Queen’s University, Belfast) will present an ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Professor Jeffrey Bloechl

February 08, 2016

In this collection of essays, the sophistication and vibrancy of contemporary phenomenological research is documented, including both its engagement with key figures in the history of philosophy, ...

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BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library

February 03, 2016

The School of Social Work’s library received a significant upgrade this past summer, when Boston College invested substantial resources to building a gleaming, innovative space for its students.

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Black Artists in the Boston Area: Cultural Enrichment in the 20th and 21st Centuries

January 29, 2016

"This exhibit highlights the works of a limited number of 20th and 21st century black artists who have lived, studied (and in many cases, taught), and created in the greater Boston area. The ...

Art by Frank Garcia-Ornelas, class of 2016

Gender Identities: Expression in the Black Community

January 29, 2016

"I am a Mexican-American artist who is creating what he believes will spark conversations around the topics of gender identities and expressions in the Black community. I am an advocate of ...

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Recreating Identity: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland

January 29, 2016

The Arts and Crafts Movement that first emerged in England in the 1880s took on a distinctive character in Ireland, where its aesthetic and social ideals coalesced around the drive to forge a new ...

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Fifty Ways to Cleave Your Brother

January 26, 2016

Mayhem, Mischief, & Misfits in Medieval Irish Monasteries. Join us for a lecture by Dr. Colmán Ó Clabaigh, a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey on 03/02, 4:30p, Thompson Room, Burns Library.

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Expand your research!

January 21, 2016

Attend Scopus & Web of Science training on Jan 27th & Feb 3rd.

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The National Museum of Ireland and the Making of a National Collection

January 20, 2016

This lecture will look at the events which led to the formation of the National Museum of Irelandand its development as a national cultural institution down to the present day.

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24 Hour News

January 13, 2016

These paintings were made as meditations on war, specifically the war in Iraq which began in March 2003. The slow, inexorable march to war was unavoidable. The White House started to beat the ...

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Listen to audiobooks on BC's OverDrive site

January 12, 2016

Audiobooks are the new paperback? Ok... maybe not. But audiobooks are another way you can enjoy your favorite authors thanks to your Boston College Libraries. Using your BC ID you can sign up for ...

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New O'Neill Study Room Reservation System

January 11, 2016

New Reserve a Study Room system in O'Neill! Try the new resveration system now.

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​Grad Student Opportunity

January 05, 2016

Get paid to explore Scopus & Web of Science.


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Need some holiday cheer? Check out a holiday DVD from the library!

December 18, 2015

Need some holiday cheer, a Christmas classic, or a wintery tale? Why not check out a DVD from the library? We have a great collection of films just waiting to be seen.

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Study Spaces are Available

December 07, 2015

Need a quiet place to study for finals? We offer a variety of study environments, from very quiet to collaborative group spaces. Reserve your study space now!

Poster reads: Art & Digital Technology, Level One, O'Neill Library, December 7 - 18, 2015

Art & Digital Technology Exhibit

December 07, 2015

Art & Digital Technology, Level One, O'Neill Library, December 7 - 18, 2015

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O'Neill Library is Now Open 24/7

December 02, 2015

O'Neill Library is now Open 24/7

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Dr. Philip Browning Helsel

November 30, 2015

In times of massive economic inequity, why do so many Americans consider themselves mentally ill? Exploring the psychological effects of debt, foreclosure, and unemployment, this book shows how ...

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Remaking History with Authentic Tools Exhibit

November 25, 2015

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What is TEI and the TAPAS Project?

November 23, 2015

In this workshop we will provide an overview of TEI & the TAPAS Project, as well as demonstration. This session will appeal to those who are interested in learning about text encoding (TEI); those ...

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Level One Exhibit: A World on the Move: Who Are We and Where Are We Going?

November 16, 2015

A World on the Move: Who Are We and Where Are We Going? An exhibition sponsored by the Office of International Students & Scholars and the Boston College Libraries of international photographs ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: James F. Keenan, S.J.

November 16, 2015

Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators ...

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Discovering the World Through GIS: GIS Day 11/18/15

November 16, 2015

Want to learn more? Explore books below and ask about training! GIS Day November 18th, 2015. Contact Barbara Mento, GIS Librarian:

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Informal Workshop: The Building Industry of Baroque Rome & Network Analysis

November 09, 2015

The history of art & architecture in Baroque Rome has essentially been told through singular relationships between powerful patrons & great artists. In this workshop, Dr. Stephanie Leone and Dr. ...

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RefWorks for First Year Students

November 06, 2015

​Learn how to import and organize references, and format them for your research papers. ​Thursday, Nov 12th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Sign up for Refworks here.

Poster reads: Embodied Stories: Lived Experiences of Boston College Students, November 2-13, 2015, O'Neill Level One Gallery

Embodied Stories, O'Neill Level One Gallery

November 02, 2015

Embodied Stories: Lived Experiences of Boston College Students. "We are human. We all bear our own burdens. We do not, however, need to bear them alone. These intimate portraits are an attempt to ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Gustavo Morello

November 02, 2015

On August 3rd, 1976, in Córdoba, Argentina's second largest city, Fr. James Week and five seminarians from the Missionaries of La Salette were kidnapped. A mob burst into the house they shared, ...

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Inventing the Future of Digital Humanities

October 28, 2015

Digital Humanities is continually shaping and reshaping itself. In this talk, Bauer will discuss ways a campus community can think about finding the "DH" that is right for them and how to put it ...

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Haunted Book Display @ O'Neill Library!

October 28, 2015

O'Neill Library's got you covered! Stop by the 3rd Flood Haunted Bookcase and check out a great selection of scary books and films for this Halloween. Visit to see what's ...

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Faculty Publication Highlight: Maia McAleavey

October 20, 2015

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Poster reads: The Bookbinder's Apprentices: Early Printed Books, October 15 - November 19, O'Neill Level Three Reading Room

The Bookbinder's Apprentices: Early Printed Books: History and Craft's Modern Spin on Volvelles and St. Gall's Books

October 20, 2015

Early Printed Books: History and Craft is a Boston College history course currently being taught by Professor Virginia Reinburg, in conjunction with Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard. ...

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Elements is now published as an online Open Access journal.

October 19, 2015

Elements is now published as an online Open Access journal.

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International Open Access Week

October 14, 2015

International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, promotes the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those ...

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Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass: Texts & Contexts Exhibit

October 12, 2015

Although they are rarely considered in relation to each other, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance (1852) and Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave” (1853) were released about six months ...

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The Irish National Famine Museum

October 07, 2015

Join us for a virtual tour of the Irish National Famine Museum and Strokestown Park estate in County Roscommon, Ireland on Friday October 30 at 6:30pm. Read more for further details.

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Faculty Publication Highlight: You Guo Jiang, S.J.

October 06, 2015

This work provides a unique focus on the re-emergence of liberal arts education in China. This is the first book that explores in depth the development of liberal arts education in China. Through ...

Select works from Latinos, Races, Traditions, & Pride Through Art

Latinos, Races, Traditions, & Pride Through Art

October 05, 2015

Art works by Javier Orozco, MCAS, '19 & Sofia Zenzola, CSOM, '16

Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil Exhibit

October 02, 2015

Data, data, data -- it's truly everywhere, and it’s growing. We collect more and more of it (think "Big Data"), and we're storing almost all of it digitally -- and all of it is at risk without ...

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Join us for the Burns Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 02, 2015

Please join us for Novelists and Politicians in Nineteenth-Century Ireland on Wednesday, November 18, 4:30pm, Thompson Room, John J. Burns Library. Follow this link for details.

Caution, Books may contain dangerous thought-provoking ideas

Banned Books Week
Sept. 27 - Oct. 03

September 27, 2015

Stop by O’Neill Library September 27 - October 3 for BANNED BOOKS WEEK a display of books available for checkout from the collections at O’Neill Library. These books have been challenged, ...

Screenshot of an interview with James Morrison

Faculty Publication Highlight: James C. Morrison

September 23, 2015

The Boomers are the generation that changed everything, from economics to politics to popular culture. This book examines the myriad ways and long-reaching consequences of the now fully "grown up" ...

OUR COMMON HOME CONFERENCE, Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Our Common Home Conference

September 23, 2015

OUR COMMON HOME CONFERENCE, Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1, 2015. Details can be found here:

Exhibit poster reads: The Nature of Culture, an exhibit of prints by Andrew Tavarelli, professor in the Fine Arts Department. Level Three Gallery, O'Neill Library, September - December, 2015.

"The Nature of Culture" Exhibit

September 18, 2015

Peripatetic by nature, I have linked my work as an artist to my travels. Travel, as a source of visual imagery and inspiration has long been a part of both the European and American painting ...

Earth from the A Fragile World Belonging to All exhibit poster

"A Fragile World Belonging to All" Exhibit

September 17, 2015

Drawing together the words of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with a selection of corresponding images, this exhibit is an invitation to actively reflect on the concerns, challenges, ...

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Read the Fall Boston College Libraries Newsletter!

September 17, 2015

Read Tom Wall on how the Library can add value to the academic experience of faculty and students; Kimberly Kowal on the Library's plans to greatly support faculty and student digital scholarship; ...

We Were BC Exhibit poster shows first class of BC students


September 14, 2015

In the spring of 2015, Professor Seth Meehan's 14 undergraduate students of the History Department's course "Making History Public: Boston College" revisited their institution’s history, soon ...

A screencap from Sheila S. Blair video interview

Faculty Publication Highlight: Sheila S. Blair

September 08, 2015

Greater Iranian arts from the 10th to the 16th century are technically some of the finest produced anywhere. They are also intellectually engaging, showing the lively interaction between the ...

Rattigan Professor of English John L. Mahoney (Photo by Bill McCormack)

The late professor John Mahoney on reading poetry aloud

September 08, 2015

The late Boston College professor & author John Mahoney on reading poetry aloud.

Stained glass image of angel from La Farge Exhibit

"John La Farge Stained Glass in New England" site launched

September 04, 2015

The "John La Farge Stained Glass in New England" has site launched! Learn more about John La Farge!

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BC Career Center Chats in O'Neill Library

September 02, 2015

Boston College Career Center​ will be hosting a series of drop-in chat sessions at O'Neill Library!

Poster for exhibit reads: It Is I Myself That I Remake: Yeats at 150. August through September 2015, O'Neill Library Reading Room

"It Is I Myself That I Remake": Yeats at 150

August 24, 2015

Nobel prize-winning Irish writer William Butler Yeats often revised and in some cases rewrote his lyrics. The brief poem above indicates not only a care for sound and quality of lyric, but the ...

University Librarian Tom Wall shakes hands with Baldwin Eagle.

NEW! Library Employment Site Launched

August 10, 2015

Be a part of the Boston College University Libraries team! Check out our open positions now!

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Welcome to the New Libraries Website

August 03, 2015

If you have any questions or comments, you can use the "Feedback" button located up top, in the menu.

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BrowZine Web now available!

July 29, 2015

BrowZine, an app that lets you read scholarly journals in your field of study, is now available on the Web. Go to BrowZine Web or download the app here BrowZine.

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Library Staff Event

July 17, 2015

On Tues, 07/21, the libraries will be open during their listed hours. However, due to a Library all-staff event,the libraries on the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses will be staffed with ...

Sandra Waddock during her interview

Faculty Publication Highlight: Sandra Waddock

July 06, 2015

Intellectual Shamans by Sandra Waddock, based on the work and lives of 28 very well-known management academics, describes what it means to be an intellectual shaman. It provides insight into the ...

Cover of Sean Lemass book, by Robert Savage

Faculty Publication Highlight: Robert J. Savage

June 23, 2015

Seán Lemass is generally regarded as the man most responsible for the modernisation of Irish society. This book, written by Robert J. Savage, considers how Lemass evolved as a key figure in Fianna ...

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New BC Libraries Website

June 09, 2015

A beta version of the new Libraries Web site is available at Please take a look and tell us what you think.

Cover of the book The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

June 08, 2015

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is, perhaps, one of the most tantalizing unfinished works of nineteenth-century literature. Then novel began appearing in parts in April 1870, but when Dickens died on ...

The cover from Karl Baden's latest book, Work from Two Bodies

Faculty Publication Highlight: Karl Baden

June 08, 2015

Work from Two Bodies reproduces 43 photographs from two independent projects by professor Karl Baden; Cliché-Verre and Shadow Pictures, 1983-84 (shown at Blue Sky Gallery in January 1985), and ...

Poster that reads Unhemmed as it is Uneven: Joyce's Odyssey in Print

Unhemmed as it is Uneven: Joyce's Odyssey in Print

June 08, 2015

In celebration of Bloomsday, the Burns Library is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit on James Joyce. This exhibit is on display in the Burns Library from June 16th through September ...

Prayer books laying on a table

Catechisms and Prayer in a New World

June 02, 2015

The Jesuits call themselves men on the move, a religious society committed to reaching far places and pushing the frontiers of knowledge. Over the centuries, the society has embraced many ...

A student reading at the Burns Library

Conservation at the Burns Library

May 28, 2015

In the final semester of my Boston College career, I have had the good fortune of serving as a Conservation Assistant under Barbara Adams Hebard in the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and ...

Dr. Marek Domin during his interview.

Faculty Publication Highlight: Marek Domin

May 27, 2015

Mass spectrometry has long served as an invaluable tool for detection of type and concentration of chemicals present in carefully-prepared laboratory samples. Click here to read more about Dr. ...

Medical illustration of human brain

The Medical Texts of Nicholas Culpeper

May 19, 2015

Nicholas Culpeper’s Anatomy of the Body of Man, published in 1653, not only contributed to a great leap forward in medical knowledge but was also positioned at the nexus of religious, political, ...

Screengrab of Professor Twomey's interview

Faculty Publication Highlight: David P. Twomey

May 18, 2015

Professor David Twomey researches & publishes in the area of labor & employment law. His research & publication interests also extend to contract law, intellectual property rights, business ...

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Read the Summer BC Library Newsletter

May 13, 2015

Read Tom Wall on some Library changes, initiatives, programs and partnerships; Chris Staysniak & Kasper Volk on the New Sommervogel, an online bibliography covering Jesuit Studies; Jane Morris on ...

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From the Library of Robert Morris

May 13, 2015

The John J. Burns Library holds books from the personal library of the eminent nineteenth century Boston lawyer, Robert Morris (1823-1882). The majority of the Morris Library has been housed in ...

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New Issue of The Levantine Review now available

May 07, 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue, Vol 4. No. 1, 2015, of The Levantine Review, Boston College's flagship Near Eastern and Mediterranean Studies journal, published by ...

Collection of Ariel Poems

Ariel Poems

May 05, 2015

In 1927, publishing house Faber & Gwyer (later Faber & Faber) published a series titled The Ariel Poems—a run of small, illustrated pamphlets that combined a poem with an artist’s illustrations. ...

Professor Maryks interview

Faculty Publication Highlight: Robert Aleksander Maryks

May 05, 2015

The Companion to Ignatius of Loyola aims at placing Loyola in a broader context of important late medieval & early modern movements that have been appreciated too little by historians. Learn more ...

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Affordable Course Materials Deadline

April 29, 2015

Affordable Course Materials Initiative grant applications are due May 8, 2015.

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Submit your Undergraduate Thesis

April 17, 2015

The Boston College Libraries encourage undergraduate honors students to make their senior theses available online through eScholarship@BC. Please see the deposit instructions for more information.

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Enter the 2015 GIS Contest

March 16, 2015

Share your work with Geographic Information Systems in our 6th Annual GIS Mapping Contest. Winning posters will be displayed in the O'Neill Library. Prizes of Amazon gift certificate will be ...

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Study Space Survey, O'Neill 3rd Floor

March 12, 2015

Have you used the tables near the O'Neill 3rd floor printing & technology area? We would like to know how that works for you, in order to make spaces in the library serve users better. Please fill ...

Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales' Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe

Crossroads of Culture: Cristobál de Morales' Missarum Liber Primus and Early Music Printing in Europe

February 25, 2015

A book of polyphony written by a Spanish composer who worked in Rome, printed by an Italian living in France, inscribed with the ownership markings of a Portuguese monastery, sits in an American ...