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Capstone 2016 begins March 25th

March 25th, 2016

in Mugar Memorial Library

The BU librarians have prepared a Capstone Research Guide to assist you with the research process, and created a video presentation to get you started. Groups can take advantage of reserved times in the PAL Lounge on the 3rd floor to meet: Saturday March 26 1-4 pm Sunday March 27 1-5 pm Monday March 28 12-3 pm Tuesday March 29 2-5 pm Wednesday... Read the rest of this entry »

2015 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

March 24th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

The Pardee Management Library now has the 2015 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report.  This report summarizes and analyzes the compensation of 154,000 positions at approximately 105,000 charitable nonprofit organizations.  The report is based on GuideStar’s database of digitized IRS 990 Forms.  The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report is available on public terminal... Read the rest of this entry »

The Use of Data in School Counseling

March 23rd, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Book highlight: The Use of Data in School Counseling Hatch, Trish; Denise Greene-Wilkinson; Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy; c2014. This title is currently available for circulation within the Pickering Library.  It focuses primarily on best practices that school counselors can employ when making use of data.  It also contains sections on evaluation through pre- and post-assessments, Read the rest of this entry »

Visualize Data with R-Shiny and the BU Study Group

March 22nd, 2016

Anyone who has used the R statistical computing language can attest to its power and utility.  Shiny is an RStudio package that extends the capabilities of R to making interactive web applets.  The BU Study Group will be hosting a co-learning session to collaboratively work through some tutorials and projects... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Database: MarketLine Profiles available through Business Source Complete

March 17th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) provides profiles on companies and industries worldwide that cover the automotive, consumer, energy, financial services, health care and technology sectors.  Over 10,000 MarketLine Company Profiles and over 2,400 MarketLine Industry Profiles are available through Business Source Complete.  Each company profile includes a business description, company history, key... Read the rest of this entry »

Learn about Reveal.js with the BU Study Group

March 16th, 2016

Join the BU Study Group to discuss the Reveal Javascript library. Reveal.js has all the power of Keynote or Powerpoint, but your presentations become interactive websites. It has been used in all sorts of applications, from news stories to topical tutorials. If the idea of designing a website from scratch... Read the rest of this entry »

Help BU libraries improve; take a survey and enter a drawing for an iPad mini 4

March 16th, 2016

in Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

BU libraries are conducting a survey of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to learn how we are doing and what we can do to improve. Check your BU email account for an email from Provost Morrison with a personalized link to the survey. Complete the survey by April 5 to... Read the rest of this entry »

Massachusetts tax forms available in Mugar Library

March 11th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Mugar Library provides print tax forms for both full-year Massachusetts residents and also part-year non-residents. These booklets are available on the New Book shelves located opposite the Mugar Circulation Desk on the first floor. Due to the Patriot's Day holiday, Massachusetts tax returns and payments are due on or before April 19, Read the rest of this entry »

Industry Reports

March 10th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

Do you need help getting started with your industry research?  If so, there are many industry reports available through the Pardee Library databases such as Frost & Sullivan, Gartner Research and IBISWorld.  Frost & Sullivan reports cover trends in various healthcare, technology and energy related fields.  Gartner Research provides information... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured journal: Exceptionality

March 10th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The BU community has full text, online access to the current issues of the peer-reviewed title Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal.  This quarterly serial offers excellent articles on the state of current research in special education practice, such as: Guckert, M., Mastropieri, M. A., & Scruggs, T. E. (2016). Personalizing research: Special... Read the rest of this entry »