Going fully online is an adjustment for everyone, and I want to do everything possible to make it easier and less stressful for you. On this page, you'll find information on the common questions folks tend to have about online access.
Remember: if you're off campus, you'll need to use your BC credentials to access online library content.
When prompted, enter your BC login information, just as you would to log into Canvas, Agora, or the BC printing system.
This is not your Gmail password.
Do not include @bc.edu with your username.
If you've forgotten your BC password, you can change it by answering challenge questions in Agora. More information on that here.
The BC Libraries website is your gateway to millions of online resources that you can access off campus. Watch this short video learn more about how you can find and access the online materials you need.
When you're searching the databases, you may come across articles that don't appear to offer a direct PDF link. Instead, you'll see a red button that says Find at BC.
Click that button and you will be redirected to the library website.
On the article's website page, you should see a section that says "Find Online."
If there are links in that box, click them to be redirected to the full text of the article. If it says "not found online" in that box, click Request Article and follow the instructions on this page to place an interlibrary loan request.
ILL requests may be delayed at this time. Please contact me to find alternative materials if you need something ASAP.
Access your digital course reserves two ways:
1. Log into Canvas. Select a course from your dashboard. Navigate to the "Library resources and course reserves" tab. If your course has digital reserves, they will be listed and linked under "Readings." Note: physical items (books in the library) may also be listed here.
2. Log into your course reserves account using your BC login. From the library home page, select Services and then Course Reserves. Log in to see a list of your courses for this semester. Select a course to view a list of reserves for your class.
If you. need to use a book source for your research paper, ebooks are your best bet now that the BC Libraries buildings have closed. You can find ebooks by doing an advanced search on the library website.
1. Limit your search to online resources:
2. Add your search terms, just like you would in a database. Remember to start broad, just as you would for any book search.
3. On the results page, use the "Material Type" limiter on the right side menu to choose Books and eBooks.
After following the steps from the "Locating Ebooks" box, you'll have a list of online books. Some of these books are traditional ebooks, with a Find Online button:
To access these books, click the link in the "Find Online" box to view the entire ebook.
Other books results might say, "Full Text Available at HathiTrust":
Click that HathiTrust link and log in. On the next page, scroll down to the "Temporary Access" link.
On the next page, click the "Check Out" button in the yellow bar. You'll then be able to view the whole book in your browser.