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Google releases 2016 journal metrics

July 15th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Google has just released the 2016 edition of Google Scholar Metrics. This ranking of important scholarly journals is available across many relevant categories and subcategories, and includes journals in various languages. You can find nearly all of the ranked journals represented in BU Libraries Search. For more details on the... Read the rest of this entry »

How do I get a copy of a dissertation or thesis?

July 8th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

The BU Libraries maintain a subscription to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global which is the primary database for digital dissertations. The database provides full text (PDF) access to most of the dissertations added since 1997. Dissertations from prior to 1997 may be found in the database, but generally only as... Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th – BU Libraries Closed

June 27th, 2016

All BU libraries will be closed on Monday July 4, 2016. For information regarding a particular library schedule over the holiday weekend, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration... Read the rest of this entry »

New eResource: CEPR Discussion Papers

June 21st, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

We are pleased to announce that the BU Libraries have recently added CEPR Discussion Papers to its electronic collections. CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) publishes more than 700 Discussion Papers per year on a variety of subject areas.  The Discussion Papers archive consists of more than 10,000 papers from... Read the rest of this entry »

Using Google Scholar Related Searches

June 16th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

  Need help researching a new topic? Sometimes, it's difficult to figure out which keywords to use in order to get the best results. Utilizing Google Scholar's related searches feature can help with this problem. For example, take the search phrase differentiated instruction. As you can see from the search results, Google Scholar... Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Globe-Horn Book Award Winners

June 8th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

  On June 2nd, the Boston Globe announced the winners of this year's Globe-Horn Book Award for children's and young adult literature. Watch the award announcement below or read the award winners here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKpMhjWq5Zw Some of this year's award winners and honor books are available at Pickering Educational Resources library. Click on the... Read the rest of this entry »

New market research handbooks available

June 6th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

Pardee Management Library recently added two market research handbooks to its electronic collections. Retail Business Market Research Handbook 2015-2016 provides comprehensive retail market data and analyses, including: market data by sector; discussion of trends and current business activities; discussion of emerging markets; review of financial performance of market leaders; retail... Read the rest of this entry »

Placing Literature

June 1st, 2016

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Have you ever had trouble finding a book that takes place in a certain setting? Look no further than placingliterature.com. This crowdsourcing website features a map that assists you in identifying books that take place in different states and countries, as well as allowing you to add your own literary... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Study Group to Host Software Carpentry Inspired Workshops

May 27th, 2016

in Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Every year people across all disciplines discover how useful it is to have programming and statistical computing skills in their toolkits, though teaching yourself everything can be a daunting concept.  To address this, an organization called Software Carpentry was founded, focusing on building crowdsourced software lessons and fostering a community of... Read the rest of this entry »

Guidance for Writers of Theses and Dissertations

May 24th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Are you working toward finishing a dissertation?  Did you know the BU Libraries offer an online Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations?  It has all the formatting, online submission, and library contact details you'll need. Thesis preparation videos and a pdf on formatting details should help get you well... Read the rest of this entry »