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Instructions and suggestions for searching in Holmes, the Boston College Libraries catalog and discovery tool

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Holmes is a cloud based discovery system used to locate both BC's  physical library collections (books, DVDs, CDs, maps, archives and special collections, and more) and an increasing number of  electronic materials (e-books, BC Digital Collections, streaming video, and more). This guide highlights some of the main features of searching Holmes along with hints on using your Holmes account to manage your books and request items not on the shelf.

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