Reference Services

Reference librarians are available to answer questions and provide assistance regarding collections, services, and information sources available at Boston University and elsewhere.

Contact reference and education librarians at, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM -6:00 PM. You may also email your question and/or ask to schedule a Zoom virtual meeting.

Members of the BU Medical Campus community may request research assistance using the Workshop Request Form.

Seeking help with a systematic review? Please see our Systematic Review Service.

A variety of electronic indexes and knowledge databases are available for literature searching. The Reference Tools collection is available for ready reference questions. You can also visit our Research Help page for online tutorials and research resources.