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Introduction to Library Research

This guide introduces users to Andruss Library resources.

Exploring subject areas


To get more relevant search results, limit your search by domain, for example .edu, .org, .gov, .net. Enter your keywords followed by the command site:[domain].

For example, if your topic is "how are male and female college athletes portrayed in social media," then you might type into the search box:

"college athletes" "social media" site:edu

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Find books, articles, media, and more in library databases and catalog                           What is 'Search Everything'?

Basic Search (Beyond BU)     |    Databases by A-Z & Subject     |     BU Journal A-Z List  

Changes in Library Computer System - The library is moving to a new computer system that runs the library's catalog and circulation system. We apologize for the inconvenience. The new Library Catalog (Primo) is now in place on the BU Books & More tab, but some of its features work differently or may be temporarily unavailable. The old Library Catalog (PILOT) is still available, but information about whether a library book/material is checked out may not be accurate. Note: "Renew Books Online" is currently not available in either system. To renew a book without coming to the library, please call the Circulation Desk: 570-389-4205. 

Find books, media, and more in library catalog 

DVDs and Videos     |     Course Reserves     |     Renew Books Online
Find articles in library databases      


BU Journal List     |     BU's Google Scholar     |     Citation Linker 

Search Library website, including Research Guides

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