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

To access full-text electronic journal or magazine articles:

  1. From our website, select a database to search, such as "Academic Search Complete"
  2. If off-campus, enter your login information 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 login information 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 items 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).

More assistance:

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