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CH 105: Chemistry and Society


Find It at BC

Library resources and websites for extra-credit assignments

Getting to the Full-Text

BC Find It icon When searching through databases or using the Catalog, look for this image.  Click it to see the various options for accessing the full-text of an article (or e-book).  Depending upon Boston College subscription status, the new window that appears may show immediate linking, an Interlibrary Loan option, or a call number, among other options.

Catalog Tips

By Title or Author

On the Advanced Search screen, change the "Anywhere in record" drop-down to "Title" to locate a specific work or to "Author/Creator" to find books written by a particular chemist.

Searching by Subject

On the Advanced Search screen, change the "Anywhere in record" drop-down to "Subject" and enter chemistry
(or, more specialized terms, such as: "chemical kinetics"; metathesis; "organic compounds"; porphyrins).

Alternatively, if you are looking for materials on a more specific topic in chemistry, use "Anywhere in record":
To find material on metals and enzymes, type: metal* AND enzym*
(The "*" is a truncation symbol that will retrieve various forms of each word: metal, metals, metallic, enzyme, enzymes, enzymatic)

Search the Catalog by Keyword(s) Anywhere


For more search options, use Advanced Search.

Finding Materials in the Boston College Libraries

Please note that Professor Armstrong has requested that you not use books to complete your assignments.  The link to Holmes is useful for finding books, but also all materials catalogued for the Boston College Libraries.