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Finding Information: Searching BU resources


mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including books, e-books, journal articles and databases

Inter Library Loans

We offer a request service called Inter Library Loans for items not held in our own print or electronic collections. It is mainly for staff and postgraduate students and for undergraduate students working on a major project or dissertation at Level 6 (Level H).

For more information on how to request an item via Inter Library Loans, click here.

A-Z List of e-journals

Click here to browse or search the Library's e-journals collection (listed A-Z by title).

Accessing databases BU Library subscribes to

Click here for access a list of databases BU Library subscribes to catagorised by subject.

Click here for databases BU Library subscribes to listed A-Z.

We recommend using mySearch for your initial search and to find books.

To search deeper into BU Library's e-resources, you need to access and search within individual databases. Choose the 'EbscoHost Databases' link (Coming soon) to search most - but not all - databases in one go. Some databases are specialist (e.g. law and company and industry subjects) and need to be searched individually.

Why can't I just use Google for my assignments?

This video explains why you should use Library resources rather than relying on Google for researching for your assignments.

NMT Libraries, 2021. Why can't I just Google? [online]. Available from: [Accessed 12 April 2022].

The end of this video promotes another academic library's resources.