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SCI 125: Social Issues in Science, Technology and Health Sciences (Newton): Books & eBooks

Searching for Books at BCC Libraries

Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The SAILS Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any SAILS Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.

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.

Search the Catalog

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 in the entire SAILS Catalog.

eBook Collections

The following eBook Collections contain full text books online.

Try these Subject Headings

In general, individual topics of interest should be searched in the catalog, with the added term, ethics or the phrase, "moral and ethical aspects". See below for a few examples, each of which is linked to a subject search in the SAILS Catalog:


eBook & eReference