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Your library account is changing!

November 16th, 2012

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

  Don't worry, your account isn't really changing - it's the way you access it that will.  We are happy to announce that you will soon be able to log into your library account with your BU login name and Kerberos password. All of the books you have checked out will... Read the rest of this entry »

Check out and renew before Friday Nov. 16

November 13th, 2012

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

The BU Libraries encourage everyone to check out or renew materials before 5pm on Friday, November 16th as we prepare to move to a more efficient circulation system. After this short downtime, you will be able to access your library account, including renewals, with your BU login name and Kerberos... Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Graduate Student Library Survey Report released

September 18th, 2012

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

In the spring of 2012, the Boston University Libraries surveyed BU graduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with library services and resources. The response rate was over 30%, indicating that our graduate students care about our library system. The survey responses have clarified some areas to improve... Read the rest of this entry »

New library website launches – University Librarian announcement

July 2nd, 2012

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Dear Boston University Community, I am writing to let you know of the unveiling of the new Boston University Libraries website. Today we will implement some important changes in design and functionality that will improve research and learning for the University community. A new Boston University Libraries Search capability allows a single... Read the rest of this entry »

New Africana Database

June 25th, 2012

in African Studies Library

We are very pleased to announce a new Africana database, the World Newspaper Archive’s African Newspapers, 1800 to 1922 [log-in required]. This unique  database includes approximately 65 newspaper titles spanning just over a century.  The countries represented include: Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Read the rest of this entry »

Upgraded Library Catalog!

April 8th, 2011

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

We are very pleased to announce that the BU Library Catalog has recently been upgraded and enhanced.  Some of the more noteworthy changes include: A new look and feel that provides more visible access to other important research tools such as electronic resources. Advanced Search capability has been returned and now includes... Read the rest of this entry »

New resource searches databases simultaneously

September 10th, 2010

in African Studies Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Boston University Libraries have acquired Metalib, a tool that simultaneously searches many of the library's databases. A general search of four interdisciplinary databases can be found on the "Advanced Search" page of the library as "Search Scope" You can also make individual subject searches on many of our subject pages... Read the rest of this entry »

Attention Capstone Students!

March 25th, 2010

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

The BU librarians have prepared a Capstone Research Guide to assist you with the research process.  It includes links to recommended databases and other reference resources. See you in the library!

An African music audio archive: Digital Collection of East African Recordings

November 9th, 2009

in African Studies Library; Music Library

We call your attention to an important newer audio streaming resource for the study of traditional music in contemporary Africa. The Digital Collection of East African Recordings  has, since 2004, captured adults and children performing live in rural and urban regions of Uganda. Over 1300 examples of traditional music are now processed and described... Read the rest of this entry »

Message from the Director: BU Common @ Mugar

August 21st, 2009

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library

This is to give you an update on the progress of the transformation of Mugar as part of the wider University effort to enhance student services. As you can see from the subject of this message, it has a name: BU Common @ Mugar. The Common @ Mugar brings together... Read the rest of this entry »