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Reliable Web Resources


General Reference

Reliable, free sites assembled by Boston College librarians.

Access to Reliable Information

It can be difficult to find information on the web that is both authoritative and freely available. Boston College librarians have assembled these sites as a service to anyone who does not have ready access to subscription databases.

Please note that BC Alumni and other guests are welcome to access most of our subscription databases through guest computers at BC Libraries. Find out which databases are restricted, and how residents of Massachusetts can access many other databases.

International Libraries

Units of Measure Conversion




Dictionaries, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Guide Authors

This guide was developed by Nora Casey, Simmons SLIS intern in Spring 2015, with input from and feedback by Boston College subject librarians.