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Undergraduate Student Library Survey Report, 2013

September 27th, 2013

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

In the spring of 2013, one in five undergrads participated in the Undergraduate Student Library Survey. All summer, library staff pored over the data and read through thousands of comments about the libraries’ services, resources, and facilities. Thanks to your feedback, we have a better picture of how (and when)... Read the rest of this entry »

The BU Libraries welcome you!

September 9th, 2013

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

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our... Read the rest of this entry »

HathiTrust and the BU Libraries Search

September 5th, 2013

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

Due to a technical issue, the library has temporarily suspended the ability to perform full-text searches of HathiTrust, a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, via the BU Libraries Search.  Library users may continue to search the HathiTrust collection directly.  We hope to correct this... Read the rest of this entry »

Winners of the Undergraduate Survey iPad minis and Convenience Points Announced

April 26th, 2013

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

A huge thank you to all of the undergraduate students who took the undergraduate library survey. The response rate was terrific and the library will diligently explore all of the student responses to help improve the libraries and their services. Undergraduate students that took the survey and then submitted their email... Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Astronomical Review

July 2nd, 2012

in Astronomy Library

BU now has online access to Astronomical Review (http://astroreview.com/), a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which publishes papers covering recent research and discoveries in the fields of astronomy and cosmology.  Electronic access is available via username/password. Please e-mail Mary Foppiani (foppiani@bu.edu), Astronomy Bibliographer, for this information.

Springer eBooks!

June 25th, 2012

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

The Library has purchased the complete 2012 e-book collection from Springer! The collection is hosted on the publishers’ website SpringerLINK. Subjects include : Biomedical & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Material Science, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics & Astronomy.