Internet Reference Sites
Reference material can also be found on the internet. Here are some links to reference type materials from the internet. These links will take you to the BCC Library website.
The Reference Collection at the Jonathan Edwards Library
The Jonathan Edwards Library provides current BCC students, faculty and staff a growing number of Online Reference Databases. As with many of our databases, authentication is necessary for off-site access, and is limited to current BCC students, faculty and staff. Click on the Online link above, or go to the Reference tab and click on the Online Reference sub-tab to access such online reference resources as Britannica, Grove Art, Britannica Image Quest and Science Online, as well as the Credo and Gale Reference databases, which contain several hundred reference resources. Click here for the brochure on using Online Reference Databases.
PRINT REFERENCE RESOURCES
The Jonathan Edwards Library also houses an extensive print reference collection at the main campus. Print Reference material does not circulate and is accessible only when the Library is open Monday through Friday.
Subjects Guides provide ready reference resource including links to online reference, bibliographies of texts in our collection, links to primary sources and websites. These guides are created by Library Staff, and are vetted for validity of information, educational content, scope and authority. We are currently creating new subject guides to specific subject areas, and are always updating these pages.
Selected Print Reference Works
Many of our print reference resources have been acquired for specific curriculum needs. Here are just a few examples of print reference books we have in our collection.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012, World Almanac Books, Ref AY 67.N7 W7 2012
Philosophy and Religion
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd Edition. Donald Borchart, Ed. Thomson Gale. 2006 Ref B 51 .E53 2006
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd Edition. Lindsay Jones, Ed. Thomson Gale. 2005 Ref BL 31 .46 2005
Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Edward A. Irons. Facts on File. 2008 Ref BQ 128 .E53 2008
Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. John T. Koch. ABC Clio. 2006. Ref CB 06 .C45 2006
Battles That Changed History: An Encyclopedia of World Conflict. Spencer C. Tucker. 2011 Ref D 25 .A2 T83 2011
Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Joseph R. Strayer, ed. 1982. Ref D 114 .D5 1982
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Karen Carreras-Hubbard, MA, MLS
Coordinator of Library Services