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BU Online Distance Education programs


Boston University is home to 23 libraries between its two campuses. Mugar Library, located on the main campus is the university’s main library resource. Through its new and improved websites students now have access to several online resources, including:

  • Electronic resources by subject
  • Identifies full-text, indexes, databases, web sites and research guides prepared by librarians and organized by academic discipline. Restricted resources not available via proxy may be available in a library in your local area
  • Indexes and databases: Many include full-text sources. Others are bibliographic resources (those that provide citations and abstracts pointing to articles, book chapters and other text sources relevant to research in the academic discipline). These journals and books may be available in a library in your local area.
  • Electronic journals
  • Consult this search engine to determine if BU has access to a specific journal
  • Selected journal collections
  • MEDLINE Plus/OVID login and password request
  • MEDLINE Plus/OVID online tutorial
  • e-mail question form or live chat reference help is available. Ask reference questions or technical questions about connecting to and using BU databases.

For detailed information about accessing Boston University library resources, please click here.