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Beck Library - Research Tools

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BC3 Students, Faculty and Staff

Beck Library has a collection of online resources that are accessed through the Student Portal. Once you login, look for Beck Library under the College Resources tab.


Community Patrons

The following sampling of BC3 library resources can be accessed using the 14-digit barcode number located on your BC3 library card and on your student photo ID.


  • America's Newspapers - database of over 800 newspapers
  • CQ Researcher - use to find reports on issue topics
  • Credo Reference - collection of reference books
  • EBSCOhost - magazine, journal, and newspaper articles
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - use for background information and summaries of topics
  • Global Road Warrior - use to research countries, includes maps
  • Reference USA - Database of 13 million U.S. businesses. Use for company research and to locate businesses by geographic areas, SIC codes, and other criteria. Useful for generating lists of businesses for job searches, internships, marketing, sales, or program development.




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If you cannot find what you are looking for, or have specific questions, then consider using BC3's Ask A Librarian web feature.

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