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:
If you graduated before 2011
If you graduated 2011 or after
BU username and password
Need an ALUMNI Account? Register HERE.
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.
ABI/INFORM Complete (Alumni edition)
Business, primarily journals, newspapers, reports, eBooks
Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences
Academic Search (Ebsco Alumni Edition)
Multi-disciplinary journal articles, eBooks
Ebook Central Alumni Academic Complete
Multi-disciplinary journal archives
Humanities and Social Sciences journals, and recent eBooks
Project Muse Ebooks 2010-2012
Humanities and Social Sciences
Recommended Databases (freely available online)
OpenBU is BU’s open access institutional repository. It contains documents and publications authored or co-authored by BU faculty, students, and staff.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedLinePlus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues including links to medical research on a topic.
PubMed (via the National Library of Medicine)
Note: Guest access to articles from BU’s subscription e-journals is NOT available through PubMed.
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.
When you are on campus you can also:
- Access additional BU Libraries’ subscription databases, eBooks and eJournals.
- Request research assistance from our professional library staff.
- Borrow recordings and scores and use the listening facilities at our Music Library.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions about Alumni Services.
- Visit the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC), which has a complete collection of class yearbooks and other student memorabilia.
The following BU libraries also provide alumni information:
- Alumni Medical Library
- Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries
- Pardee Management Library
- School of Theology Library