Welcome to the FWS Portal, your personal entry point to the resources of the BC Libraries.
To the right above are links to helpful research guides designed by BC Libraries' reference staff.
Below that are links to useful search interfaces for a variety of source materials.
Click on the "FWS Guides" tab to find a guide adapted to your course. If there is no guide listed for your course, use the "Step by Step" guide listed on this page, or feel free to browse other course-specific guides.
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Fresh Ink: Essays from Boston College's First-Year Writing Seminar
Your instructor has likely informed you that there is an avenue for publishing your writing in FWS: Fresh Ink. It is an annual publication, in print from 1998 to 2010, and electronic since then.
Check out the remarkable range of subjects in the most recent edition, for inspiration in in your own writing - from an analysis of stereotyping of women in advertisements, to a researched report on Singapore's rise to power, to a narrative about growing up Hispanic without Spanish.