What Is Not in BU Libraries Search

Your Search Why it May Not Be in BU Libraries Search Where to Search
Journal articles BU Libraries Search allows searches for many journal articles. However, there are many print and online journals that are available from the library that cannot be searched at an article level within BU Libraries Search. Search in a specialized database for the subject. Find databases in a research guide for the subject. Or search for the subject (e.g., “chemistry”, “United States History”) in BU Libraries Search and then select Databases under Other Resource Types in the Refine My Results sidebar.
Books and other items not owned by BU libraries BU Libraries Search is primarily intended for finding items owned or made available by BU’s various libraries. Thus most books and other items not owned by the libraries will not be found. BU WorldCat Local allows patrons to find books and other items held by other libraries, both nearby and across the country. You can then request these items using Interlibrary Borrowing.
Websites BU Libraries Search includes selected websites of scholarly interest. However, the vast majority of websites are not included. Use a standard web search engine, such as Google or Bing.
Information about the library (hours, staff, etc.) The pages of the library’s website are not all included in BU Libraries Search, and those that are included may be hard to pick out of the other results. Use the Search In drop down in the search box and pick Website only.