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Using Wget for automated downloading

October 27th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Downloading files from websites is a routine part of research today. However, too many researchers spend precious time clicking and downloading items one at a time. Wget is a command line tool researchers can use to automate downloading files from websites, archives, and other online sources. This session will use... Read the rest of this entry »

Financial Data Sessions at Pardee Library

October 24th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

Pardee Library will be offering sessions on financial data over the next several weeks. Come and learn about resources that provide company financials, historical stock prices and financial market data and news. The following databases will be covered: Bloomberg, Mergent, Factiva, LexisNexis Academic and the WRDS datasets. Bring your research... Read the rest of this entry »

Introduction to the Shell

October 20th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

The shell, or command line, is likely the most powerful (and intimidating) tool on your computer. It is probably the most underutilized too. This workshop is designed to help you "get to know your" shell. We will be using the Software Carpentry lesson "The Unix Shell" to learn: + What the... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Tutorial: Ratios

October 17th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

If you need help finding industry ratios, the Pardee librarians have created a Ratios tutorial. This tutorial lists sources for both industry and company ratios and includes both print and online sources. The sources for industry ratios include eStatement Studies, an online database, as well as reference sources such as... Read the rest of this entry »

Jupyter Notebooks

October 13th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Jupyter Notebooks are probably one of the coolest things ever developed - if you're interested in research, coding, and sharing your work. With Jupyter Notebooks you can write code (both simple and complex), document as well as distribute your work, and post it online. In this lesson you'll learn: + Jupyter... Read the rest of this entry »

Financial databases available through Pardee Library

October 10th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

If you want to learn more about financial databases provided by the Pardee Library, a brief description is available through the Financial Databases Overview research tutorial. This tutorial includes sources for company financials, historical prices and market data. In November, Pardee Library will be offering financial database overview sessions in... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Authors, Get the Rights Back to Your Books

October 6th, 2017

  Have you written a book that is now out of print? Would you like to open your book up to a wider audience, without relying on a publisher to do it for you? BU Libraries Digital Scholarship Services is offering a workshop on Getting Back the Rights to Your Books on... Read the rest of this entry »

Pandoc and Markdown

October 6th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Transform your writing using Pandoc and Markdown! In this workshop you'll learn the basics of writing in Markdown - a simple and powerful markdown language - and how to convert your text to html, pdfs, and more using Pandoc. Using these two tools you'll find a new freedom for writing... Read the rest of this entry »

New Database: CB Insights

October 3rd, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

CB Insights, a Questrom sponsored database, is now available through the Pardee Library Business Databases: A-Z list. CB Insights tracks global venture capital, angel investment, private equity, M&A, and IPO activity related to private companies.  Access to CB Insights requires that you create an individual account using your BU email address. Read the rest of this entry »

Columbus Day (October 9) Library Hours

October 2nd, 2017

Many of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday October 9. For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed the second Monday in October to commemorate Christopher Columbus' landing in the New... Read the rest of this entry »