Library Session for students in the
International Studies Seminar
S. Gray, Department of Sociology
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
- Introduction- Boston College
Libraries provides information resources and services. Think of the Library site as a huge web site
of resources and services.
Boston Colleges Library Catalog is part of the Boston College
Libraries Information System and best for locating
books and journal titles. Sign
in and link to
Your Account to access its features.
- MetaQuest allows you to manage and search across multiple
databases and library catalogs simultaneously to locate
references to articles, books,
manuscripts, newspapers and more. MetaQuest allows you to create a personalized list
of resources called "My Resource List", and save,
e-mail, and download search results.
are organized by subject. Searching a database provides references
to articles in academic scholarly journals
and options to retrieve full text. For International Studies I suggest searching the following
Journals site provides full text access to the contents of a single issue of journal,
as, links to Electronic Journal
JSTOR and Project Muse.
- Books and bound volumes of journals
are shelved in the STACKS and
in Library of
Congress Call number order.
- Note: For our purposes
consider serials, periodicals, academic journals
and scholarly magazines as one in the same.
- The U.S
Foreign Policy Guide is meant to help
identify materials for basic
research on United States Foreign Policy.
It includes resources for
Guide for Sociology
start guide for Sociological Abstracts
Guide: Statistics and Research
Guide: Economics includes
Studies Research Guide
American Studies Research Guide
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources . This section of
the WWW Virtual Library system
was created, and is edited and maintained, by Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies, Department of Political
- Economic.com Country Briefings
- Library of Congress.[name of country]: A Country Study or Area
Handbook for [country name].
Department of State. Background
Statesman's Yearbook. The Politics, Cultures
& Economies of the World, 2003.
NY : St. Martin's, 2003.
Reference Desk JA51.S7)
United Nations Demographic Yearbook. NY: United Nations .
- Statistical Yearbook Annuaire Statistique. NY: United
Nations, 1993- .(O'Neill Reference HA12.5.U63 )
databases: [from the Online
Databases Page ]
ARL Latin Americanist Research
Humanities Citation Index - Web of Science
of Asian Studies
of the History of Art
and Genealogy Master Index
(Columbia International Affairs Online
Documents Reference System
Shari T. Grove, Collection
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library Room 407
September 27, 2005
Forms (adapted from Faculty
Research Support page)
The Libraries' web site offers several
electronic forms which can assist
researchers in acquiring materials.
forms can be accessed by choosing the Online
Requests/Forms option in the Quick Links pulldown menu on the Libraries' home page ):
- View/Renew Loans: A list of books, etc. currently charged out to you.
Requests: A list of recall
and delivery requests that you
- Interlibrary Loan Book Request: Complete this form to request non-book materials via Interlibrary
- Interlibrary Loan Journal
Article Request: Complete this form to request an article via Interlibrary
- Locate and Photocopy
Request: Complete this form
to request a photocopy of an article
or book chapter. This service is available when classes
are in session. The cost is 20 cents per page. (only available for items in O'Neill Library).
- Request Item from Law
Library: Complete this form
to request delivery of a book
or a photocopy from the following remote libraries:
NEDL, K-C, NRC or the Law Library.
- Ask a Reference Question:
Complete this form to ask our
reference librarians a
- Request a Research Consultation: Complete
this form to request a research consultation
with a subject specialist.
- Request Data from ICPSR:
Complete this form to request
data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social
- Recommend Library Materials: Use this form if you would like
to recommend that the library
purchase specific materials.
To have a book rush ordered or to have a book that is designated as "in
process" in Quest rush catalogued,
go to Rush