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The library is gearing up for Halloween. A taste of what is to come can be seen in our glass display case, but that is not all! Come see the library in full Halloween glory later this month but beware of ghosts, graveyards, witches brew, and other scary sights.Two special Halloween activities for students are planned:

  • Mask decorating - stop by at 2:00 on Monday October 30 to decorate your own custom masks
  • Halloween movies will be playing all day on Tuesday October 31.

Confused by the library website and wish you knew how to navigate all the great resources? Sign up here for an Online Library Instruction webinar on Wednesday< October 25 at 6:00 pm.

Another of our popular genealogy workshops will be offered Thursday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. This one focuses on Finding Marriage Records.. Sign up now to reserve your place.

These new databases have been added and can be accessed from the Databases page: 


Welcome to the Bellevue University guide for Cybersecurity.  This guide provides a good starting point for general research in this area.  The variety of resources will give the cybersecurity student a sampling of information on computer security, computer crimes, data protection and laws concerning cybersecurity. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites.   Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, while each e-book title links directly to the full text of the book.  Database recommendations link directly to the specific database.  Recommended websites cover various aspects of the topic.

If you need further assistance, please contact the  Bellevue University Library Reference Staff 





BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University Library and all its resources and services. It  is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interactive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.

Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.

Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.

Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, ebooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.

Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.

Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes notetaking, revising, and formatting.

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Off-Campus Access

You will be prompted for your BU login when you attempt to access the library databases and e-books from off campus.Your username is your 8 digit student ID# preceded by Bellevue\ . Be sure to use a backslash and not a forward slash, after Bellevue, with no spaces before or after it. Your password is the same one you use for Blackboard and BRUIN. It must meet the requirements of 8-32 characters using a combination of upper and lower case letters, numerals, and special characters. You will be required to change your password every 90 days.