We provide access to a variety of high-quality academic databases, eJournals, eBooks, and print resources. These research materials are developed in-house by our librarian experts and in collaboration with the faculty, staff, and students of Boston University.

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Collection Development

Collection development is the process of selecting appropriate materials to support the curriculum and research needs of our faculty and students. At Mugar Memorial Library and its branches, librarians are responsible for developing the collections in specific subject areas.

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BU Libraries offer many of the leading academic databases, such as JSTOR and LexisNexis, covering just about every topic under the sun. Browse by title or topic, or find a database through our Search.

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BU Libraries maintain subscriptions to many of the leading electronic journals. Browse by category or search for a specific source, such as the New York Times, Nature, or the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Our eBooks can be found through the BU Libraries Search. Current BU students, staff, and faculty can access our subscription eBooks from a variety of publishers. We also connect you to millions of open-access eBooks.