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Research Organizational Tools

My EBSCOhost Account

To organize your research and obtain notifications of newly published content on your topic of interest, you may wish to set up a "My EBSCOhost" account.  The account is free, and enables you to organize content you gather from EBSCO databases into folders and create journal, search, and RSS feed alerts. For instance, these are all EBSCO databases:  

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • The Philosopher's Index  

For more information, view the video tutorial below.

Journal RSS feeds

To become aware of newly published content that might be in your area of research interest, you may want to set up a subscription to RSS feeds for e-journals.  You can do this through RSS feed readers (Feedly is one, for example).  Ask someone at the TML Reference Desk if you need assistance.

Other Tips

#1 Did you know you can configure Google Scholar to show you items that BC owns? 

  • Go to "Settings"
  • Click on "Library links" In
  • Enter "Boston College" in box provided
  • Select the relevant options from the list of results

 When you perform searches, you will then see "Find it at BC" links next to items the libraries have in their collections.


#2 Check out the free browser plug-in, Kopernio, for an easy way to retrieve PDFs to subscribed and free content.