Thea James, MD, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at BU School of...
The Alumni Medical Library is located in the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Instructional Building and serves the Boston University School of Medicine, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health, as well as the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Boston Medical Center.
Library holdings include extensive electronic collections that comprise 6,647 e-journals, 4,361 e-books, 274 databases, and 121 web-based Subject Guides. Print holdings include 142,755 print volumes, of which 29,971 are monographs. Additionally, library users have access to the University Libraries’ collections of more than 2.4 million physical volumes, 4.6 million microform units, 45,264 current unique serials titles, and 77,000 media titles located at the Mugar (main University), Science & Engineering, and other BU libraries.
Electronic full-text journal collections include Elsevier ScienceDirect, Wiley InterScience, Springer, and Nature Publishing packages. E-books include McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine, STAT!Ref, Springer Medicine, and Biomedical & Life Sciences collections. Databases include MEDLINE, Web of Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO, and ERIC.
The library’s information infrastructure has also expanded to include the Learning Resources Center (LRC), a computer lab within the library providing a full range of hardware and software, laser printers, scanners, full Internet capabilities, electronic mail accounts, and more. Students, faculty, and staff of the Boston University School of Medicine, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health, and the Boston Medical Center are eligible to use the LRC. Wireless internet access is also available in the library.
Materials not owned by the Alumni Medical Library may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan Service network, which links Boston University to the National Library of Medicine and to academic and medical libraries around the country. The library also participates in a cooperative agreement with 17 local university and medical center libraries as part of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC). Boston University School of Medicine students and faculty also have access to Harvard University’s Countway Library of Medicine through its dual role as the Boston Medical Library. More information about the Alumni Medical Library is available at the library website.