Archives from Summer 2004
New Alumni Medical Library Website

The Alumni Medical Library is pleased to introduce the new library website at Along with an updated graphic design, the site provides a variety of value-added features for easier, more complete, access to library resources.

Features of the new site include:

These and other changes will improve access to the many resources available on the Alumni Medical Library Website. If you have any questions or comments about the new Website design please e-mail, or call the reference desk at (617) 638-4228.

Alumni Medical Library Copy Cards Can Be Exchanged for Mugar and Law Library Copy Cards

Effective Monday January 19, in order to facilitate copying in the Boston University Mugar and Law libraries, the Alumni Medical Library will begin making available $5.00 (50 copy) cards that may be exchanged for Medical Library copies of an equal amount. Eligible students must show a valid Boston University ID and a Medical library copy/print card with 50 or more copies/prints remaining on the card. Copies will be deducted from the Medical library copy card in increments of 50 copies, and the student will receive an equal number of copies issued on the Mugar Library or Law Library copy cards. The $5.00 Mugar Library or Law Library copy cards may be picked-up at the Circulation Desk in the Alumni Medical Library, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Once Mugar or Law library copy cards are issued, they may not be returned to the Alumni Medical Library.

As a reminder of the free copy/print card policy, students in the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences, Public Health, and Dental Medicine are eligible to receive 500 free copies/prints during EACH of the following two time periods: 1) January 1 – June 30, and 2) July 1 – December 31. The 500 free copies/prints can be picked-up on any date during each of the two periods, as long as the number of copies/prints remaining on a student's card has dropped to 100 or fewer. Students must show a valid Boston University ID in order to receive their copies/prints. Copies/prints may be picked-up at the Library Circulation Desk, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Students are advised to print an e-mail address on the back of the card. Boston University Alumni Medical Library is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards.

AccessLange Basic Sciences Titles Added to Library's E-Textbooks Collection

The Alumni Medical Library recently purchased McGraw-Hill's Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and the AccessLange Basic Sciences electronic textbooks collection.

AccessLange provides the most comprehensive texts in pharmacology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, epidemiology, and other fundamentals, as well as in patient care. The most current edition of each textbook is available, and each text includes all illustrations, pictures, and graphics that are produced in the print textbooks. The AccessLange collection includes ten popular, basic sciences texts:

AccessLange can be accessed from on-campus computers, and from off-campus computers that are connect to the BU computer network. The collection is linked from the Library's e-textbooks site at Go directly to the AccessLange titles