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HS 247: Irish Material Culture: 1770-1930



This guide will provide multidisciplinary resources to support research and documentation for Irish Material Culture

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Irish Books Burns

1. Search the Boston College Libraries online discovery tool, directly using the search form at the right.  Just enter a term or terms to find items about that topic.

2. Learn how to find books not available at BC via interlibrary loan, WorldCat, other local libraries, and library consortia.

Books Not Available at BC

Library systems and services make it possible for members of the BC community to find and obtain books and other materials from beyond the walls of the BC Libraries themselves. These systems and services include:

Search for Books in the Boston College Libraries

Boston College Libraries online catalog, provides information about books (as well as videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and other materials) in and from the Libraries.  Enter a term or terms in the search box below and hit Go to identify items about that term and Ireland. 

For example:

  • enter "social conditions 19th century" and hit Go for books about social conditions in Ireland in the 19th century
  • enter "social conditions 19th century fiction" and hit Go for works of fiction about social conditions in Ireland in the 19th century
  • enter "social life and customs" and hit Go for works about life and customs in Ireland
  • enter biograph? and hit Go for books that are biographies about Irish people

Search the catalog for Books about Ireland:


Do an Advanced Search for more search options. 

Key Texts

American Slavery
Eighteenth Century Composite State
Rural Irish Interiors in Art


Browse the online catalog for more books and other library items on Irish topics.