If you created a RefWorks account before July 2016, you may be running what is considered “Legacy RefWorks.” Legacy RefWorks users log in using the URL www.refworks.com instead of the newer https://refworks.proquest.com/ to access citations.
ProQuest has announced they are ending support sometime in the future for the legacy RefWorks. We suggest that you consider moving to the newer RefWorks platform. You will be able to migrate your citations to the new platform.
Remember: Bookmark the Theology Library's website, www.bu.edu/sthlibrary, and visit us for all your research needs! All the information in this guide is available on that website. Search books and articles with the BU Libraries search, or use the quick links to access the ATLA Religion Database, our Archival Database, and more!
Your BU ID (Terrier Card) is your library card!
Faculty can check out items from the STH Library's open stacks and oversize collections for one year! (Graduate students have 133 days; alumni, undergraduates, and visitors have 28 days). These items can be renewed at the end of loan period (see here).
Return items from any BU Library (including Mugar Library) here.
Behind our circulation desk is the course reserve section. Textbooks for your class can be borrowed here, and are limited to the time stated on the book and in the catalog (2 hours, 3 days, or 7 days). These items cannot be renewed. See the Faculty Course Reserve page for more information.
We have more than just books! Check out DVDs, cell phone chargers, book holders, and A/V cords!
You are not limited to just our library! Borrow from all other BU Libraries, and libraries throughout Boston! See more here.
*An appointment is required to access the church records and the other archival collections at Boston University School of Theology Library. Please call or email (617-353-1323 or email@example.com) before you plan your visit to the library.
Note that our hours differ during intercession and during the summer!
Library staff is available to provide research support specific to coursework inside or outside of the classroom. Librarians can offer information on searching library resources, provide guidance on using bibliographic managers, or discuss ways to locate materials unavailable at a BU Library. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any arrangements.
Our goal is to assist faculty members inresearch and teaching students. Contact library staff to set up in-class instruction sections (from research methods, to plagiarism avoidance, to evaluating resources), or feel free to refer students to the following:
Weekly workshops during each semester teaching students core research competencies (research methods and process, avoiding plagiarism, finding resources, evaluating resources) and advanced tools (citation managers, organizing big data, and more).
The Personal Librarian Program at the Boston University School of Theology was launched to introduce incoming first-year students at the School of Theology to the wealth of collection and services their library has to offer.
Do you need help finding the perfect resources for your research? Having trouble finding access to something? Or so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start? The School of Theology Library offers numerous ways to Get Reference Help from one of our librarians! Remember that answering your questions is what we love to do!