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What is Fair Use?

February 24th, 2015

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

It's Fair Use Week! Each day teachers teach, students learn, researchers advance knowledge, and consumers access copyrighted information due to exemptions in copyright law, such as fair use in the United States or fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. Fair use and fair dealing allow the use of copyrighted materials without... Read the rest of this entry »

Win a prize for your personal book collection!

February 17th, 2015

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

For 38 years, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University has sponsored an annual book collecting contest. The contest is open to all full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University and is devised "to stimulate the student body to pursue the gratifying and exhilarating experience of creating a collection... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome back!

January 16th, 2015

in Mugar Memorial Library

Welcome back and Happy New Year! As we gear up for the Spring semester, we wanted to remind you about some things you can do at Mugar Library: Study Drop by our Research Center Make a research appointment Borrow books, CDs, LPs or browse journals Use our computers or printers Get help at the IS&T desk But our... Read the rest of this entry »

Classics goes digital!

January 15th, 2015

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Loeb Classical Library comprising 520 volumes of Greek (green) and Latin (red) texts with English translations has gone online with full Boston University affiliate access.  All the ancient authors from Homer 700 B.C.E. to Bede 700 C.E., whose works cover all aspects of civilization: epic, drama, history, language, literature, natural ... Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new in the BU Libraries Search?

January 12th, 2015

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

Over intersession, the BU Libraries Search gained a few new features to enhance your research experience. Using the newly placed Save/Email menu, you can now save to your eShelf, email, print, grab a permalink or export to a citation management tool from your results page without having to go into... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 12th, 2014

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

All BU libraries (including Mugar Memorial Library) will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 1 pm through Sunday, January 4, 2015, except for the Science and Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. On Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31, the Science and Engineering Library will be open... Read the rest of this entry »

Renew Your Books from Home Over the Holidays

December 11th, 2014

in Mugar Memorial Library

Did you know that you can renew your library books from home while you are on break?  Simply visit the BU Libraries home page and look for Renew Books in the center of the page.  Click on the Renew Books link and you should be prompted to enter your BU... Read the rest of this entry »

Veterans Day (November 11) Library Hours

November 5th, 2014

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Most of the BU libraries are open regular hours on Tuesday, November  11.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Veterans Day is a national and state holiday honoring those individuals who have served in the U.S. military. For additional resources, visit... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2014 at BU

October 17th, 2014

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

For the fifth year, Boston University is participating in the international Open Access Week event, aimed at raising awareness about the potential of "the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as [necessary]," to transform the way we create new... Read the rest of this entry »

New Release Highlight: JSTOR Daily

October 9th, 2014

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

As you may know, JSTOR is a wonderful resource to find full-text articles from hundreds of journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. JSTOR Daily is a superb new, free and additional feature which highlights and summarizes recent JSTOR articles. For example, the usefulness of the U.S. News and World... Read the rest of this entry »