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New Database: The HistoryMakers

February 10th, 2016

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

The BU Libraries have recently acquired The HistoryMakers, a database of streamed interviews with historically significant African Americans. Over 52,799 stories are assembled here from life oral history interviews with 1,043 people. If you need help searching this database, please contact a reference librarian.

Evaluating Information Sources

February 5th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Librarians at Brigham Young University have created a video that nicely points out how students can learn to evaluate different types of information sources. This includes peer-reviewed and scholarly sources, which are often conflated as being one and the same. You can also find more tips on how to evaluate sources... Read the rest of this entry »

MRI+ database now called University Reporter

February 3rd, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

The MRI+ database has a new upgraded platform and a new name: University Reporter.   University Reporter still provides access to the same consumer product usage data, but has more options for creating reports and sorting data.  In order to use this database, you will need to create an account with... Read the rest of this entry »

Win a cash prize in a personal book collecting contest!

February 1st, 2016

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

For 39 years, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University has sponsored an annual book collecting contest. The contest is open to all full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University and is devised "to stimulate the student body to pursue the gratifying and exhilarating experience of creating a collection... Read the rest of this entry »

Using Jupyter Notebooks with the BU Study Group

January 29th, 2016

The BU Study Group, headed by data management librarian Tom Hohenstein, is a community where anybody and everybody in the BU community can come to learn coding skills. Every week they tackle a new software or coding language, or host co-working sessions where anyone can share their latest projects. This week’s... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured resource: Readers Guide Retrospective, covers magazines 1890-1982

January 28th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The library maintains a subscription to the well-known database READER'S GUIDE RETROSPECTIVE. This great resource provides abstracts for the articles from more than 370 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada from 1890 - 1982, including titles such as the Saturday Evening Post. Through... Read the rest of this entry »

Financial databases available through Pardee Library

January 27th, 2016

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. These databases include company financials, historical prices and market data. A complete list of all Pardee Library databases is available through the Business Databases:... Read the rest of this entry »

Learn Git with the BU Study Group

January 26th, 2016

The BU Study Group, headed by data management librarian Tom Hohenstein, is a community where anybody and everybody in the BU community can come to learn coding skills. Every week they tackle a new software or coding language, or host co-working sessions where anyone can share their latest projects. This week’s... Read the rest of this entry »

Company Information Sources

January 20th, 2016

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

If you need help researching companies, the Pardee librarians have created a Company Information Sources guide.  This guide highlights important databases for company overviews, financials and news.  The library also has several books on well-known companies. If you have any questions, or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee... Read the rest of this entry »

Who uses the library and why?

January 20th, 2016

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

The BU Libraries Assessment Committee is tasked with coordinating assessment activities across all BU libraries. The Committee conducts both qualitative and quantitative research to understand faculty and student scholarly needs and to support data-driven decision making in the libraries. Between 2010 and 2014, the Committee produced three separate surveys of BU... Read the rest of this entry »