Find books using the BU Library Search. (For more searching tips see our video tutorials.)
For search ideas, try some of the options below. Remember, you can always do an article search on these topics as well. Simply change the "material Type" facet.
Try searching by keyword
queer AND Eugenides substitute any author's name for the text in bold
When searching by keyword, it's always helpful to think of synonyms or alternate search terms. When we speak of "synonymys" in library searching, we do not necessaily mean words with equivalent or idenitcal meanings, but rather related terms.
For example: (queer OR intersex) AND Eugenides
Try a subject search:
Here is a Guide to LGBTQI Library of Congress Subject Headings from Indiana University (last updated 2016)
Some subject heading contain historical or outdated language or use terms currently considered offensive.
Some examples of subject seraches in the BI Libraries:
There are several ways you can obtain books or articles that we do not own. These include:
WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately three working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)
Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan services allow current BU faculty, staff, and students to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials that our ILL staff will obtain from other libraries. Books generally take 2-4 weeks to arrive; articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.
ILL online request forms for all patrons except those affiliated with the Schools of Law and Medicine
Law Library's interlibrary loan page for Law School affiliates
Alumni Medical Library’s ILL form for Medical School affilliates
For general inquires to the Interlibrary Loan office, please call (617) 353-3706 or email ILLMML@bu.edu.