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HI338: The U.S. in the 50s and 60s

Physical & Online Sources

Please note that this guide may include pointers to some physical resources in the Boston University Libraries that are not accessible to some or all users due to the person's location or due to access changes put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional help, contact the guide author or get general help at https://askalibrarian.bu.edu 

How to Use BU Libraries Search

Searching Books & e-Books at the BU Libraries

Books and e-books available from the BU Libraries can be found by using BU Libraries Search, the main search engine for our collections. The Advanced Search screen lets you limit your search to books and e-books by changing the Material Type drop-down menu from "All Items" to "Books".

BULS Book Search screenshot

Energy policy book search results

 

Here are some sample book searches:

Getting Items Not Available at BU Libraries

Even if BU Libraries doesn't own something you need for your studies, we can get it for you pretty quickly from another library.

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows current BU students, faculty, and staff to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials from other libraries. Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to find forms to request items.
  • BU Libraries Search and WorldCat Discovery. You can look an item up on BU Libraries Search or you can use an external search, like WorldCat Discovery, which will offer you a link to "Find@BU" and this will bring you to BU Libraries Search. When you log in to request the item, some of the item's information will pre-populate in the ILL form for you.

Want to borrow an item in person?

  • Books from Boston College, Northeastern, and Brandeis. Books can be borrowed from the libraries of these three institutions using your Terrier card.
  • Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Card​s. A BLC Card allows you to borrow circulating material from member libraries, just as you would from BU Libraries. Boston University faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form. Medical Campus affiliates should apply at the Alumni Medical Library. 

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Subjects: History, Religion