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Science Research and Design: Where to Begin

You will find resources to support research for this course listed here.

Getting started

Welcome to the Science Research and Design Libguide! 

This site will help you get inspired, find reliable sources, and cite those sources responsibly.

Below you'll find information on the important distinction between magazine articles and those found in scholarly or academic journals. You'll also find sources for inspiration, including BCS magazine subscriptions accessed through Flipster and news articles in The New York Times. 

Please contact Ms. Murphy, the Upper School Librarian, if you have any questions regarding any information on this site. 

Digital Magazines with Flipster

Read recent issues of The New Yorker, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated, and more!

The New York Times

Access unlimited articles from The New York Times! 

  1. When you are on campus, visit
  2. Create an account using your BC email address
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS", the expiration date of your access will appear (one year from today).


Find primary source articles from historical issues of The New York Times! Check out The New York Times Machine! (must have an account to access)

Subject Guide

Requesting Articles

If you've found an article that's perfect for your research, but it's behind a paywall, fear not! Email Ms. Murphy a link to the article and she will put in a request for a copy of this article from a network of other libraries.