For BU Alumni

The BU Libraries welcomes graduates of the University to make use of a selection of our rich resources and collections including books, journals, and electronic resources.

To access these resources use your alumni account. When prompted for a login please use:

Need an ALUMNI Account?  Register HERE.

ABI/INFORM Complete (Alumni edition)

Business, primarily journals, newspapers, reports, eBooks

Annual reviews
Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences

Academic Search (Ebsco Alumni Edition)
Multi-disciplinary journal articles, eBooks

Business Source (Ebsco Alumni Edition)

Ebrary Alumni Academic Complete
Multi-disciplinary eBooks

Multi-disciplinary journal archives

Project Muse
Humanities and Social Sciences journals, and recent eBooks

Project Muse Ebooks 2010-2012
Humanities and Social Sciences

Proquest Sociology

RefWorks (Citation Manager – see limitations)

Sage Journals

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Recommended Databases (freely available online)

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 23 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals. PubMed includes links to full text only when they are freely available. Find@BU links to full text for current faculty, staff and students only. For more details see PubMed’s How to get the journal article.

ERIC (Education)

AGRICOLA (Agriculture)

GOOGLE SCHOLAR (Google’s powerful search of scholarly literature)

WORLDCAT (search libraries in your community and around the world)


DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals offers free access to the full text of thousands of journals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and also provides access to indexes in these subject areas, including dissertations and theses.

Boston Public Library (BPL) electronic databases are available to Massachusetts residents. The BPL offers a virtual library card (eCard) that allows users immediate remote access to all BPL electronic resources, including magazine databases and downloadable audio, video, and music files.
Online registration and eCard FAQ.


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You may borrow books from the BU Libraries using your alumni card. Go to the BU Alumni Association website to print your alumni card online and make sure to check for additional benefits and privileges for University graduates.

Library FAQs for Alumni/ae