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Pandoc and Markdown

October 6th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Transform your writing using Pandoc and Markdown! In this workshop you'll learn the basics of writing in Markdown - a simple and powerful markdown language - and how to convert your text to html, pdfs, and more using Pandoc. Using these two tools you'll find a new freedom for writing... Read the rest of this entry »

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (October 11th)

September 25th, 2017

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

Join us for a community Wikipedia editing event, as we update and create articles in the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary! We’ll provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and a pizza lunch. When: Wednesday, October 11, 12-2:00pm Where: Thurman Center (lower level of GSU), Makechnie... Read the rest of this entry »

Workshops on Citation & Reference Management

September 18th, 2017

in Mugar Memorial Library

Would you like to learn how to create a bibliography or references page in a matter of seconds? Are you interested in finding ways to store and share your research? If the answer is “yes,” we invite you to attend one or more of the Citation Management Workshops that will... Read the rest of this entry »

What’s New in BU Libraries Search for Fall 2017

September 18th, 2017

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

We'd like to introduce some new features in the BU Libraries Search to help streamline and personalize your search results. It's now easier to limit searches and filter your results. Start with your search, then select a filter such as Peer-Reviewed Articles. You can then lock this filter to apply this... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Organization with Spreadsheets

September 14th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Good data organization is the foundation of any research project. We organize data in spreadsheets in the ways that we as humans want to work with the data, but computers require that data be organized in particular ways. In order to use tools that make computation more efficient, such as... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Services Workshops

September 11th, 2017

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

Data Services is offering the following workshops. All of the workshops are open to the entire BU community and are free! All of the workshops will be in the Estin Room (room 302) in the Mugar Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue).   Date Title Time Location Register More Information 9/20 Increasing Openness and Reproducibility 9:00-12:00 Estin Room (302), Mugar Library Register More Information 9/21 Data Organization in... Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

September 5th, 2017

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

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 28th, 2017

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 collection... Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Journal Impact Factors Available

August 21st, 2017

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

This edition includes: More than 10,000 journals; Tracked title changes; More than 100 subject categories. To view an impact factor, simply enter our Journal Citation Reports database, and follow the instructions on screen.

July 4th- Libraries closed

June 26th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

All BU libraries will be closed on Tuesday July 4, 2017. For information regarding a particular library schedule over the holiday weekend, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of... Read the rest of this entry »