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Last Updated: Aug 13, 2013 URL: Print Guide
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Each year BC asks a campus wide Big Question to help spark conversation on a particular issue or topic. To help faciliate the conversation, and assit those of you interested in doing addition research for a paper or class, the library has created a list of relevent print and electronic resources.

This list is by no means comprehensive. If you need more help researching a topic, please contact one of the librarians. We'll be happy to help you!

Also, if you have any suggestions for resources to add to the list, please email Cori Strickler The list will be updated throughout the school year.

Electronic Databases

Each of our library databases has a different collection of journal articles, newspaper articles, and other resources. Depending on your topic, one of the ones below should suit your need.

Remember: to access these resources from off campus, you will need to use our links for off-campus databases.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals.
  • American History in Video
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.
  • Humanities International Complete
    This database covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
    JSTOR is the online archives of scholarly journals in most fields.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full text access to international news sources, as well as information on businesses and legal cases
    OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition™ contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work
  • Project Muse
    Currently offers nearly 250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. Project MUSE covers most fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Bridgewater subscribes to the full text of the Basic Undergraduate Collection. Citation level access is available for all other journals.
  • VIVA PBS Videos
    Streaming video access to the PBS video collection
  • Women's Studies International
    This covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

Web Resources

The library has organized a Recommended Websites list to help you find reliable web resources. Below is just a sample of resources that are related to the Big Question.

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Print Resources

A sample of books from the library's collection.

Cover Art
The New Americans - Reed Ueda (Editor); Helen B. Marrow (Associate Editor); Mary C. Waters (Editor)
Call Number: 325.73 N532, 2007
ISBN: 9780674023574
Publication Date: 2007-01-30

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Women's Human Rights - Niamh Reilly
Call Number: 341.48082 R362w, 2010
ISBN: 9780745636993
Publication Date: 2009-11-09

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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change - Allen Thompson (Editor); Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Editor)
Call Number: 179.1 E84, 2012
ISBN: 0262017539
Publication Date: 2012-03-09

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Why We Disagree about Climate Change - Mike Hulme
Call Number: 551.6 H915w, 2009
ISBN: 9780521727327
Publication Date: 2009-04-30

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The End of Poverty - Jeffrey D. Sachs
Call Number: 339.46 S121e, 2005
ISBN: 9780143036586
Publication Date: 2006-02-28

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Peace - David Cortright
Call Number: 303.6 C831p, 2008
ISBN: 9780521670005
Publication Date: 2008-04-24

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LGBT Transnational Identity and the Media - Christopher Pullen (Editor)
Call Number: 306.76 L687, 2012
ISBN: 9780230301061
Publication Date: 2012-04-15

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Marriage and Family - H. Elizabeth Peters (Editor); Claire Kamp M. Dush (Editor)
Call Number: 306.85 M359, 2009
ISBN: 9780231144087
Publication Date: 2009-07-16

Articles for Thought

To access these articles from off campus you will need your college ID number.

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