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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (October 11th)

September 25th, 2017

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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 »

Getting Started with OpenRefine

September 21st, 2017

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

OpenRefine (originally Google Refine) is a free, open source tool with powerful features to help you clean and transform your data. Following Data Carpentry's OpenRefine lesson this introduction to Open Refine will cover: + What OpenRefine is and why you should use it + OpenRefine's major features + How to launch OpenRefine and... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Organization with Spreadsheets

September 14th, 2017

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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

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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 »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 28th, 2017

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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 »

Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop, Rap: the MMA arrives

July 3rd, 2017

in Music Library

Online, cover-to-cover, and in color, Boston University's Center for the Humanities has generously funded our purchase of the Music Magazine Archive (MMA). These American popular music culture publications enable pinpointing of information on artists, writers, and genres, but they also stand as "real time" documents on the influences and intersections... Read the rest of this entry »

Summer? We’re open.

June 5th, 2017

in Music Library

Now through Sept 1st--whether you are new or returning, actively pursuing projects, making fall plans, or just looking to roam in the recordings--welcome or welcome back. Music staff are here to assist Mon-Thr, 8:30am-6pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (see hours). Location: 2nd floor of Mugar Library, 771 Comm. Ave. Email musiclib@bu.edu... Read the rest of this entry »

Boston University Libraries 2016 Survey Report

April 17th, 2017

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In the spring of 2016, the Boston University libraries surveyed BU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with library services and resources. This report covers findings from the survey about the libraries’ collections, including opinions on the resources provided by the libraries, their use, Read the rest of this entry »

Fake News: Discerning Fact from Fiction

February 28th, 2017

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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 »

Write-Ins @ Mugar – Seniors Honors Thesis

February 1st, 2017

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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 »