Reference & Instruction

Reference Assistance

Email us at ask@bu.edu, call (617) 353-9474 or visit the Reference Desk. Subject Librarians  are available to answer questions or to schedule more in-depth research consultations.

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Group Instruction

Introductions to the library and to course-related resources are available for classes and other groups. Schedule library tours, course specific or general introductions to library resources or other library instruction tailored to your class or research needs. Faculty may schedule a session by calling the reference desk at 353-9474 or by contacting a Subject Librarian.  For more information see the Instruction page.

Reference Shelf

Books and eBooks

Cited Reference Searching

Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction – tutorial that provides step by step instruction on performing a cited reference search and interpreting search results in the Web of Science.

 

Journal Information

UlrichWeb is an authoritative source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more –including publisher, frequency, cost, where indexed, formats available, etc.  Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory

 

Writing

The Library recommends using RefWorks to organize your research:
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Research Guide:
Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources: CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style

Bedford StMartin- Research and Documentation Online