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Getting Started

Getting Started with Library Research

Even though "going" to class, studying, and writing papers look and feel a little bit different these days, the libraries are still here to help. We have millions of online resources that are completely accessible to you off-campus with your BC login. We're also monitoring our library chat service to get you connected with a library staff member as quickly as possible, and librarians are still available for research consultations, just online! 

As always, feel free to contact me at any time with your questions!

Getting Help

1. Email me! In light of the recommendations from health authorities, I am at home with my cat and my laptop 24/7. I'll do my best to get back to you ASAP. We can also message in real time using the chat feature in Gmail, if that's easier for you!

2. Schedule a research consultationIn the old days, when we were all on campus, I would have invited you to meet with me in O'Neill, where we'd talk about the sources you're hoping to find and what strategies you can use to track them down. The good news is, we can still do that, just virtually on Zoom or Google Hangout. 

3. Check out our other research guidesSubject librarians have crafted research guides for every topic you might study at BC. Each guide contains links to the top resources for that area, as well as contact info for the subject librarian.

4. Get 24/7 help with library chat: If you need help right this second, especially in the middle of the night, the library chat is the way to go. 


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Jessica Hinson-Williams
O'Neill Library 312
Boston College