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BULS & BU Worldcat Discovery

Boston University Libraries Search (BULS) and BU WorldCat Discovery let you search for books at BU and throughout the world.  Type keywords in their search boxes and use the filters on the right to customize the search results. Try to be specific at first. Then, go with broader subjects.


Remember to "Sign In" with your BU login. Our online database and ebook subscriptions are available only to BU faculty, students, and staff. Signing in also lets you request unavailable books directly from BULS by clicking a Request button and from BU WorldCat Discovery.


The following items have been loaned from Mugar.
The items below are now loaned to you and will be ready tomorrow for BU Libraries 2 Go touchless pickup service. You may pickup your bagged request between 9:00am - 8:00pm, within the next THREE (3) days, in the entrance foyer to Mugar Memorial Library, at 771 Commonwealth Ave.
  • BU Terrier ID Card
  • Mask/facial covering and maintain appropriate 6 feet social distancing
  • Please observe all additional safety guidelines as outlined in Back2BU
Pickup Process:
Example patron: Anna Banana, username: abanana
Bag label: BAN/abanana
  • Enter the GSU Link and follow directional signs to the Mugar Memorial Library entrance.
  • Wait your turn, if others are ahead of you, and maintain 6 feet distance.
  • Bagged requests are arranged alphabetically by last initial on the left side of the foyer.
  • Find your bagged items by the first 3 letters of your last name, and your username.
  • If you have items to return, place these in the bookdrop located outside the GSU at the entrance closest to the Theology and Law buildings.
These items will be held for you for three days, after which this loan will be cancelled and you will need to request the items again.

Health and Safety:
  • Libraries staff and patrons are required to be masked and to follow social distancing protocols.
  • Items returned to the libraries are left untouched for 72 hours before they are available for circulation.
  • Please do not wipe or spray any type of disinfectant on these materials.

Please contact us at with any questions.
Note: The Due Date may change if another user requests the item.



eBook records are in the BULS catalog.  You also can search for and within eBooks directly in ProQuest Ebook Central and in our other eBook collections -- by title, if you know it, or with keywords.

Book Reviews

Book reviews can be retrieved in BULS by searching an exact book title in quotation marks, e.g., "Globalizing American studies".

Where are books & articles cited? Cited References

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