Q. What is included in BU Libraries Search?

  Sep 10, 2019

Material Types

Search covers almost everything that BU Libraries owns or has access to, including subscription-only scholarly materials.

  • Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Books and eBooks
  • Journals
  • Databases
  • Dissertations
  • Music, Audio Recordings, and Scores
  • Films and Videos
  • Government Documents
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Reviews
  • Research and Course Guides
  • BU scholarship, manuscripts, and other unique collections from OpenBU


Collections and Records

See a complete list of collections available in search.


What am I searching?

BU Library Resources: by default you'll receive results that are available online or in one of our Libraries.
You can use drop downs or buttons to switch to searching:
More Articles Beyond BU: for articles available online or citations you may request. WorldCat: books and other media held at other libraries.


What isn’t in Search?

For some materials, you will need to access other resources or databases to find full content. This includes:

  • Articles in encyclopedias or dictionaries
  • Articles within a specific journal, newspaper or other periodical
  • Most statistical sources
  • Research Datasets


For these resources you may need to start your search in a more specific database. See our Databases A-Z list, or use Search and filter to material type "Databases".

Some resources/databases that are not currently available in BU Libraries Search:

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