2007-2008 General Catalog Bossier Parish Community College BPCC Home Bossier Parish Community College Logo Catalog Table of Contents


318-678-6042, 318-678-6275

Dean of Learning Resources
Ginger Bryan, Professor

Library Faculty
Brenda Brantley, Associate Professor
Head, Public Services

Kristi Lobrano, Assistant Professor
Systems Librarian

Kim Pullen, Instructor

Teresa Rice, Instructor

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bossier Parish Community College Library is to provide the library resources and services required to support the mission of Bossier Parish Community College.


Main Collection

The main collection has over 41,000 items that provide both primary and secondary resource materials to support the purposes and programs of the college. Materials may be accessed through BPCC Library’s online catalog.

Reference Collection

The Reference Collection includes basic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and indexes (in print and online format).

Vertical File

The Vertical File Collection which contains pamphlets and materials that supplement the book collection.

Audiovisual Collection

The Audiovisual Collection contains curriculum related audio tapes and CDs, video tapes and DVDs, microforms and photocopy machines.

Online Catalog

The online catalog is available via the Internet 24 hours a day. This catalog provides students with quick and easy access to the holdings of the library. The online catalog also offers user services such as placing holds, viewing reserve materials list, and checking personal accounts of books and bills owed.


Louisiana Library Network (www.lsu.edu/ocs/louis/) is a library consortium of Louisiana college, university, and public libraries. LOUIS provides library automation services and licenses full-text electronic resources from over 30,000 journals.

Electronic Resources.

Students now have easy access to indexes, abstracts and full-text journal articles from over 30,000 titles. Many articles are available in full-text, allowing students to bypass the old method of locating a print version of the journal on the shelf. Online access empowers students with reliable and up-to-date information at their fingertips.

  1. Go to: http://www.bpcc.edu/library
  2. Click: Search our Databases.
  3. If off campus, log on using your 8-digit student ID (no spaces or dashes). The pin number is your six digit birthdate.

Bayou State Periodicals Index

An index to popular Louisiana periodicals.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Includes ANTE: Abstracts in Technologies and Engineering; Aqualine; ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts; and Water Resources Abstracts.

Dissertation Abstracts

Contains abstracts of U.S. doctoral dissertations and master’s theses.


Includes Academic Search Premier; Alth Healthwatch; Agricola; Art Abstracts; Biological Abstracts; Book Collection: Nonfiction; Book Index with Reviews; Business Source Complete; Business Source Premier; CINAHL; Clinical Pharmacology; Computer Science; EBSCO Animals; Economia Y Negocious; Envionmental Issues & Policy Index; ERIC; Literary Reference Center; French Business Source; Fuente Academica; Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia; GeoRef; Health Source; History Reference Center; Hospitality & Tourism Index; Information Science & Technology Abstracts; International Political Science Abstracts; Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts; Legal Collection; Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; Literary Reference Center; MAS Ultra; MedicLatina; Medline; Mental Measurements Yearbook; Military & Government Collection; MLA Directory of Periodicals; MLA International Bibliography; Newspaper Source; Pre-CINAHL; Primary Search; Professional Development Collection; Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection; PsycINFO; Regional Business News; Religion & Philosophy Collection; Science & Technology Collection; SocINDEXT with Full Text; SPORTDiscus; the Serials Directory; and World History Collection.

Gale Group

Databases include Biography Resource Center and Literature Resource Center.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. JSTOR consists of a reliable and comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature. Coverage extends from 1800s to the present. Most recent 3-5 years may be unavailable.

Lexis Nexis Academic

Provides access to 6,000 titles in news, business, and legal information. Includes company information, foreign and U.S. newspapers, magazines, trade journals, federal and case law, medical news and abstracts, law reviews, and country profiles.


Database includes reviews or summaries of mathematical articles from approximately 1,700 current journals and books.

Oxford English Dictionary

An internet version of the second edition of the OED, which allows the searching of words, phrases, variants, phonetics, and Greek roots, with filters for date and part of speech.

Sanborn Maps-Louisiana

Maps provide historical information on growth and development of Louisiana cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Dates of maps are from 1885-1951.

Worldcat/First Search

Contains millions of bibliographic records of books and other material at libraries worldwide.


Reference Services

Library faculty are professionally trained to assist in finding information. Reference questions can also be handled by e-mail, refdesk@bpcc.edu.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials needed for research may be requested from other libraries through interlibrary loans.

Library Instruction

Library instructional sessions designed to develop information literacy and competency with the informational resources and services normally found in college libraries are provided by the reference faculty.

Reserve Materials

Materials on reserve for class assignments are located at the Circulation Desk. These materials are limited to circulation for library use only. All reprinted articles and audiovisual materials must comply with current copyright laws.

Technology Resource Center

Student workers provide aid in use of electronic resources, word processing, and various classroom software on 56 student workstations.

Laptop Computers

Wireless laptops computers are available for checkout for current BPCC faculty, staff and students. Student access is restricted to in-library use. Laptops are equipped with basic software to complete course assignments.


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