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This is a guide for sources available for historians at Boston College targeted for professionals.

Sending Lists to Reserves

Before each semester, we (the Libraries) ask faculty to submit a list of the texts (and other materials) they are assigning students so that we can put them on course reserves either in print of digitally. 

To do so, you can either fill out the Reserves Form or email Bee Lehman (history librarian) with your list of texts or your syllabus. 

We ask you do this before the semester starts so that we can get your texts up for you in a timely fashion. Be Aware that Amy Howard (reserves librarian) receives a flood of e-mails from multiple departments at the beginning of each semester. If you e-mail last minute, your texts will go up slowly as Amy tries to handle the beginning-of-semester flood.

Material Format (Print versus Electronic)

For course reserves, we try to acquire electronic versions of the assigned texts. That said, some texts do not exist in an electronic format or we (the Libraries) cannot acquire a license. 

Note that film often takes time to acquire and often have frustrating licensing structures. Please, please give us some time to explore access. 

Checking the Progress

To check whether your materials are on reserve, you can go to the Course Reserves page. You will need to "Login to view courses in your schedule." Once you login, you will need to put your class number in in the following format: THEO1088.01 (four letter subject, four number course, period with section number). You can also look at the reserves list through Canvas. 


As Amy puts material into your reserves list, your history librarian (Bee Lehman) can--and is happy to--assist with Canvas organization. To offer assistance, however, you (the faculty) need to add me to your canvas site (here's a how to). 

Once you add the relevant librarian, they are happy to assist with organization and Canvas set-up. 


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Amy Howard
304B O'Neill Library

Subject Librarian for History

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Bee Lehman, Ph.D.
Office: O'Neill Library 414A

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