Upcoming Network Outage / Service Delay

alert icon (1) Upcoming Network Outage: On Saturday, August 5th from 7:30AM to roughly 5:00PM, many of our servers and services will be unavailable due to extensive electrical work in the main server room at Newtown Campus. Network and phone service may also be disrupted during this time. (2) Service Delay: We are currently experiencing longer load times for our online application. We apologize for this delay and appreciate your patience.
More details about the upcoming network outage

Electronic Resources

We provide access to many electronic resources for use by BCTC faculty, staff, and students. Our electronic resources are managed by Maureen Cropper, the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Electronic Resources include:

  • Full-text journal articles accessible through our online databases
  • Full-text electronic books accessible through our electronic book databases

To access full-text electronic journal articles:

  1. From our website, select a database to search, such as "Academic Search Complete."
  2. If off-campus, enter your username/password when asked.
  3. Be sure to check the box for "full-text" before doing your search.
  4. Enter your search words and begin your search.
  5. Once you have opened a full-text article from the search results, you can read it, save it, or print a copy of it for your educational research needs.

To access full-text electronic books:

  1. From our website, select "Ebook Central"
  2. If off-campus, enter your username/password when asked.
  3. Enter your search words and begin your search.
  4. Once you have opened an electronic book, you can search it, read it, or print a page or two for your educational research needs.
  5. if you like, you also have the option to download in Ebook Central. Most Ebook Central ebooks include two download options (chapter or entire book). If downloading an entire Ebook Central ebook onto your personal device for a fixed period of time, you will be required to create a free Ebook Central user account. You also will need to install the free Adobe Digital Editions software on your home computer or device (see Ebook Central site for more details). Also, see the Ebook Central Guide

Want to learn more about using or accessing our various electronic resources? Go to the How Do I. . .? web page for more information. For additional help, you are welcome to visit us at the library or learning commons. You may also contact us via the web by using the Ask a Librarian form.