For Students

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Discover the wealth of resources and services the School of Theology Library has to offer the BU School of Theology student community!

Search Resources at Boston University

Search for all of the resources Boston University has to offer! BU has over 2.4 million physical items (like books, microform, etc.) and access to countless academic journals. Use BU Libraries Search to find books, articles, and more! Search Course Reserves or view your library account and renew books! See our information on borrowing policies, information on printing and scanning, discounts for students, and more on our Library Basics page.

Interlibrary Loan

If you found the perfect material needed for your research, but it is not owned by any BU Library, you can request the item to be delivered to the School of Theology circulation desk from throughout the world! Search WorldCat Discovery or learn how to request an interlibrary loan. Get a BTI Card to have borrowing privileges at all BTI Libraries or get a BLC Card from Mugar to have borrowing privileges at BLC Libraries!

Research Guides

The School of Theology Librarians have created countless research guides to help you get started with your research! Use our topical research guides to help more broadly with theological subjects and get started with the writing process.

E-Resources

Learn about all the e-resources (like databases) the library has to offer. Note that you can find (and read) electronic books directly in our catalog! Check out our guide to E-Resources tailored for School of Theology Students. At OpenBU check out items written by BU students, faculty, and staff. Mugar hosts a list of Databases A-Z available at BU Libraries.

Library Workshops

The School of Theology Library offers a Wednesday Workshop series to introduce you to services the library has to offer, and several online tutorials to walk you through using our services! The library hosts many library workshops and tutorials including our plagiarism workshop. Learn to cite your sources correctly!

Get Reference Help

Answering your questions is what we love to do! If you ever have a question, you can chat with us at the reference desk, submit an online form here, email us, even tweet to us! Learn more about our Personal Librarian Program.

The Prophet

The Prophet

The Prophet is a journal created by and for the students at the Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) to amplify the voices of STH students by promoting and sharing a range of perspectives on matters of concern including, but not limited to, spiritual practices, faith communities and society, the nature of theology, and current affairs. It serves as a platform for STH students to share their academic work, theological reflections, and life experiences with one another and the wider community.