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Fake News: Discerning Fact from Fiction

February 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

Are you having trouble distinguishing “fake news” from real news? Don’t worry, you are not alone and BU Librarians are here to assist you! To help distinguish fake news from real news, check out our Fake News & News Bias research guide. You might be wondering: what implications does this have for education? According to this NPR article, a Stanford study demonstrates how... Read the rest of this entry »

March Recess? see you here!

February 24th, 2017

in Music Library

Plan out your work, it's quieter here and will be a great time to get at it, uninterrupted. Music staff are here that week Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6pm and Sunday before classes start as usual (see hours). We'll be happy to help you find supporting resources, repertoire, roam recordings, get inside... Read the rest of this entry »

Win a cash prize for your personal book collection!

February 16th, 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

For 40 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 »

Write-Ins @ Mugar – Seniors Honors Thesis

February 1st, 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

Weekly Honors Senior Thesis Write-Ins Having trouble making time to write your thesis? Want to build a regular writing schedule for your thesis? Join us every Monday from 6 pm to 8pm at Mugar Library, 3rd floor - Room 302. Writing tutor and librarian available. Bring your laptop / writing tablet and your coffee. ... Read the rest of this entry »

MyPrint Changes

January 18th, 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

All printers on the IS&T MyPrint network, including those at Mugar Library, were updated over intersession. Printers in Mugar are now located on the first, second, and third floors and also in the basement. With this change the MyPrint Center on the first floor of Mugar is now closed. Additional MyPrint... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Textbook Workshop for Faculty, February 9

January 17th, 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

Are you a faculty member concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Are you searching for open educational content that you can freely use, edit, and distribute? Explore open textbook solutions at the BU Libraries' Open Textbook Workshop and receive a $400 stipend for reviewing an... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Libraries Search has a new look

January 6th, 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

The BU Libraries are excited to announce a new interface for the BU Libraries Search. While the search functionality remains the same, the new design brings a cleaner, contemporary look and feel that works consistently across all devices. In this new interface, you can execute basic searches or create custom... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 20th, 2016

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 24, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. On Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Digital Pedagogy Discussion, 12/15, 12-1pm

December 5th, 2016

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 Thursday, December 15, the BU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services will be hosting a discussion on open digital pedagogy: how do we define it and what does/could it look like at BU? We’ll be using the article “Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy” as our jumping-off point for the discussion; you... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access and Publication Quality, 11/29, 12-1pm

November 17th, 2016

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 scholarly communication landscape is rapidly changing. The growth of open access journals, new forms of peer review, and alternative ideas about publication impact are provoking new questions about how we evaluate published scholarship: What criteria can we use to evaluate a scholarly journal? How can we protect ourselves and... Read the rest of this entry »