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Copyright Week

January 14th, 2014

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

The Electronic Freedom Foundation is celebrating six days of Copyright Week.  Each day they are examining six principles that do affect scholarly communication. The six principles are Transparency; Building and Defending a Robust Public Domain; Open Access; You Bought it, You Own It; Fair Use Rights; and Getting Copyright Right. New... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 18th, 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

Most BU libraries will either observe a modified schedule or be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 1 p.m. through Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  Some libraries will also have limited hours on Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31.   During  those days... Read the rest of this entry »

Expanded Alumni Access to eResources

October 23rd, 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

The BU Libraries are pleased to announce that BU alumni now have increased access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles. To access these resources, alumni should visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include JSTOR, Project Muse, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2013 at BU

October 18th, 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

For the fourth 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],"1 to transform the way we... Read the rest of this entry »

Print from a personal laptop to library printers

October 15th, 2013

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Did you know that you can set up a connection between your laptop, or even a home or office desktop, and our library printers? Macs and PCs are able to do it, even from off campus locations. Follow these directions from BU's Information Services and Technology group carefully. Each undergraduate student... Read the rest of this entry »

New eResource: British Periodicals Online

October 9th, 2013

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

We are pleased to announce that the library recently added British Periodicals Online to its electronic collections. British Periodicals Online provides access to the searchable full text of almost 500 British periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. A wide range of periodicals are covered: quarterlies, scholarly and... Read the rest of this entry »

Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

October 8th, 2013

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

Each year the Chronicle of Higher Education produces a special issue that it calls the Almanac of Higher Education.  This year's Almanac includes a treasure trove of charts, maps, data, and analysis organized around seven themes. The Profession Students Diversity Finance Technology International The States The BU Libraries also provide access to prior years of the Almanac. 2012 |... Read the rest of this entry »

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 »