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Kanopy Streaming Video Changes

December 13th, 2018

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

On December 24, Boston University Libraries will change how it acquires streaming films from Kanopy.  Going forward, all Kanopy streaming films must be requested and purchased by the libraries.  Films that have already been purchased will remain available until the end of their licenses. Faculty who wish to use streaming film... Read the rest of this entry »

Therapy Dogs Come to Mugar

December 12th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

Finals are here, which means you should visit Mugar to play with therapy dogs! De-stress with the dogs on Thursday and Saturday this week. You can book a playdate by emailing mugardogs@gmail.com.

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

December 3rd, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

Beginning Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 am, through Friday, December 21 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours. During late night/early morning hours, access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card). All six floors of... Read the rest of this entry »

Citing Sources & Creating Bibliographies

November 28th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

If you need help citing your sources, be sure to consult the library's Citing Your Sources research guide. This guide will help you locate some of the most frequently used style manuals and provides links to a few subject specific citation guides. Also, if you are interested in using a bibliographic... Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami and Arabic Manuscripts of Senegal

November 28th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Here's a great blog post from one of our Digital Scholarship Services (DiSC) librarians, Eleni Castro, on a project she has been working on: Re-posted with permission from The British Library’s “Endangered Archives Blog” (original post). The Endangered Archives Programme funded this digital preservation project (EAP 1042), and is supported by... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured database: Educator’s Reference Complete

November 14th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Educator's Reference Complete is a collection of current news articles, scholarly articles, videos, and other materials related to education at all levels. For teachers and administrators, this database covers key areas including testing, child development and psychology, administration, bilingual education, and more. Date coverage: Full text 1984 - present; abstracts... Read the rest of this entry »

Find open access in BU Libraries Search with unpaywall

October 24th, 2018

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 ability to link to open access resources just got easier thanks to the addition of unpaywall to BU Libraries Search. To get access to open access versions of articles, look for the “Open Access available via unpaywall” link in your search results. Information about this and other new features in the... Read the rest of this entry »

Makwande! Increasing Africa’s Presence on Wikipedia

October 17th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Add to Wikipedia’s Content about Africa or Contribute to African-Language Wikipedias November 13, 2018, 1-4pm Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Ave. School of Theology, Room B24 (Oxnam Room)  Please RSVP using the form below   Edit Wikipedia in African Languages Did you know there are active Wikipedias in 292 languages, including more than 30 African languages? Yet... Read the rest of this entry »

OpenCon 2018 Boston

October 12th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Boston University Libraries and Boston College Libraries are pleased to announce OpenCon 2018 Boston on Friday, November 9th. OpenCon is an annual global event that helps educate and drive culture change around open access. Participants learn about open access, open education, open data, and hear from colleagues regarding the important work they... Read the rest of this entry »

New Resource: Access World News

October 2nd, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Access World News provides full-text current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more. This resource includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 10,000 sources. Access World News is grant funded through August 2020. If you need any assistance with this resource, please contact a reference librarian.