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Resources for Black History Month: Databases

February 1st, 2019

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

  Since February is Black History Month, we wanted to highlight some databases you have access to all year through BU Libraries: Black Abolitionist Papers Search through over 15,000 primary sources from African Americans involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 to 1865. Black Drama: 1850 to Present Contains... Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18th, 2019

in Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

For the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS'55) holiday this Monday, we looked into our collection to find some great resources to reflect on the work and life Dr. King. The Music Library owns several audio recordings of Dr. King, including his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. We also have... Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Library Hours

January 14th, 2019

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

  Many of the BU libraries will be open on Monday, January 21, 2019. For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or contact the library directly. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading Room located on the 3rd floor of Mugar Library will be open from 9:00 am... Read the rest of this entry »

Humans of Mugar

January 11th, 2019

in Mugar Memorial Library

  In January before classes start, the libraries are really quiet. It's cold outside, it's warm in here, so it's a great time to come in and catch up on your reading or that project you've been meaning to work on. If you can't make it into the library, you can still... Read the rest of this entry »

How to renew your books

January 3rd, 2019

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 forget to renew your library books! You can renew your books from any location with internet access, through BU Libraries Search. Simply sign in to “My Account” and you will be able to view your loans. Generally, as long as the material has not been requested by another patron, you... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 20th, 2018

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

All BU libraries (including Mugar Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. From Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until... Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »