In many of our databases you will sometimes see a Find @ BU button that appears with some article search results. That means the full article is not available in the database, but we may have access to it anyway. This video shows you how that works.
Use BU Libraries Search to find books, articles, and other resources in the collections of the BU libraries.To make your search as specific as possible, use Advanced Search and limit by subject, author, type of material, date, etc. The BU Libraries Search generally does not offer the same capabilities for limitation that are offered in many of the databases and it is often not as comprehensive as the databases
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 1-3 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.
Policy briefs can often be found on the websites of various associations, institutes, and think tanks and one can find links to these organizations in the Public Policy Organizations and Think Tanks section of this research guide.