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

your_alumni_login@alum.bu.edu
or
firstname.lastname@alum.bu.edu

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

Annual Reviews
Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences

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

Business Source (Ebsco Alumni Edition)

Ebook Central Alumni Academic Complete*
Multi-disciplinary eBooks
*This resource is temporarily unavailable

JSTOR
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
Multi-disciplinary

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Recommended Databases (freely available online)

MedlinePlus (Medicine)
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.

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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When you are on campus you can also:

 

 

Help IconThe following BU libraries also provide alumni information:

 

 

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