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Research at the BU Libraries

We provide a variety of search tools, access to databases and global resources, research materials and tutorials, and specialty subject research guides developed in-house by our librarian experts.

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At the BU Libraries, we have selected our collections specifically to serve the needs of researchers and scholars. Browse and search specialized collections or look through our collection development policies to find out more.

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Research Guides

We have developed specialized guides to help direct you to some of the best resources available. How-to guides help you organize and get started with research. Research guides give you the best resources on a given topic. Course guides are class-specific and are developed to maximize your course experience.

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Get tips and detailed information for searching, connect to other library catalogs, and access a number of tools that allow you to import and organize resources to create bibliographies and citations.

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