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Library Genealogy Databases

Find out how to use this databases in the ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition LibGuide 

Learn to use this database in the
MyHeritage Library Edition User Guide

Learn more by watching this SlideShare Using
WorldCat for Genealogical Research

Are you ready to find out who you are?

The databases, books, eBooks, websites, and other resources in this LibGuide will help you trace your family history. and discover who you are. Use the links across the top to locate the various resources. If you need further assistance, please contact the Library Reference Staff.

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Library News

Covid-19 and the Library Update The library has shortened its hours for the time being: Mon-Fri 8:00-6:00 and Weekends 1:00-5:00. However, library staff will be working remotely, answering chats and emails, most of the other hours that the library is normally open. Nearly all of our resources are available online. As always, the back-up 24/7 chat librarians are available during hours we are not available.

Local students; We are not limiting the number of students in the library but are practicing social distancing. We are requiring that all books be returned to the book drops and not the desk. We have also suspended checking out jigsaw puzzles and games.  All events and workshops have been canceled.  

All library patrons must now wear masks while in the library. Protective plastic shields have been installed at the circulation and reference desk.

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.