Research Center: Let Us Guide Your Research

When should I make an appointment?

Reserve a convenient time to work with a Research Librarian at the Research Center at the BU Common@Mugar if you are researching topics in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

What can I do if I need to research another topic?

If you have a research question that is focused on science and engineering, management, educational resources, theology, medicine or law you can visit the librarians at those libraries. They are experts in their subject areas and enjoy working with you.

What should I bring to my appointment at the Research Center?

Bring any information you have gathered about your research topic. This might include your course syllabus, the assignment, any notes from your Professor’s discussion of the assignment, your thoughts on the topic, any information you have already gathered that your have found helpful, etc.

Who staffs the Research Center?

The center is staffed by Research Librarians. All of our Research Librarians have a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science and many have a second advanced degree in another subject. Research Librarians are trained, experienced and passionate about research. They look forward to working with you.