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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 »

Improved Interlibrary Borrowing System Begins Soon!

July 30th, 2009

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

At the present time, please use Interlibrary Loan for all book and article requests not owned by the Boston University Libraries. Requests generally arrive in a timely manner (usually under a week). ... Read the rest of this entry »

Virtual Catalog ceases operation on July 14; ILL still available

July 8th, 2009

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

The Virtual Catalog, the rapid book borrowing service of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), will cease operation on July 14.  The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will still be available for book and journal article requests from the BLC or other libraries throughout the nation. The library is currently working to bring the improved... Read the rest of this entry »

The Library Catalog just got better!

January 24th, 2008

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

We've added cover images to the records for many of our books. You can't judge a book by its cover, though, so we've also added short reviews from Library Journal and Choice, tables of contents, and summaries to help you decide if it's the book you want before you go... Read the rest of this entry »

Gretchen Walsh – Her Legacy

July 2nd, 2007

in African Studies Library

The African Studies Library bids a sad farewell to its beloved head librarian, Gretchen Walsh. Read the rest of this entry »

ASL receives gift of 18th Century Ethiopian manuscript.

July 2nd, 2007

in African Studies Library

ASL receives gift of 18th Century Ethiopian manuscript. In 1708, a scribe noted that he had finished a copy of the Psalms of David and other religious tracts. The volume, written in graceful Amharic script, shows signs of use through many generations, and now holds a place of honor in... Read the rest of this entry »