Reference

Our reference desk will be staffed Monday-Thursday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. Do not hesitate to ask us a question anytime you pass by, or just say hi or ask what we’re doing! The reference desk is located near the main entrance of the library, around the corner towards the right, by the bound periodicals.

Ask a Question Via Email

If you prefer to ask us a question from the comfort of your own home, you can do that too!   When you email our reference librarians through sthref@bu.edu, your question goes out to all of our reference librarians. After receiving your email, we will work on answering your question and respond within one business day of receiving your question.

Request a Zoom Meeting for Reference Help

Fill out this form to request a reference appointment via Zoom. By setting up an appointment, you give one of the librarians time to do research on your question so they can explain to you what sources are available.

  • Please write "dissertation" or "thesis" if applicable in place of a course number.
  • Provide a brief description of the assignment and your topic. Please include the intended length of your work in pages and any requirements regarding source materials to be used.
  • Please mark the times you would be available for the reference interview in the coming week. A librarian will contact you to set a firm date or suggest alternate times, if none of your listed times work.

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