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Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The HELM Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any HELM Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.
Search the Catalog
Use the checkboxes under the search box if you want to limit to a certain format. Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only BCC titles, but books from other community colleges in Massachusetts as well.
James Beard Award-winning writer, David Leite takes you on a culinary journey into the soul of Portugal.
Why should I look in books?
Why should you do research in books?
Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
Books often provide valuable background information on a topic
Books can also provide an overview of all issues pertaining to a topic
Books can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies
You do not necessarily have to read an entire book for every research paper you have to do. Utilize the index and the chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research.
Library of Congress Classification System
BCC Libraries shelve books according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Titles for Portuguese can be found under the headings below. You can browse the shelves in the following call number ranges:
DP501- DP208 History of Portugal
E184 - E185.98 Elements in the Population
F1 - F15 United States Local History : New England
JN8423 - JN861 Political Institutions and Public Administration : Portugal