For BU Alumni
The BU Libraries welcomes graduates of the University to make use of our rich resources and collections including more than 2 million books, journals, and electronic resources.
To access these databases you will need an alumni account. When prompted for a login please use: email@example.com
Recommended Databases (freely available online)
PUBMED (MEDLINE) (Medicine)
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.
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.
- Use the listening facilities at our Music Library.
- 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:
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.