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Guidance for Writers of Theses and Dissertations

May 24th, 2016

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

Are you working toward finishing a dissertation?  Did you know the BU Libraries offer an online Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations?  It has all the formatting, online submission, and library contact details you'll need. Thesis preparation videos and a pdf on formatting details should help get you well... Read the rest of this entry »

Winners of the Library Survey iPad minis Announced

May 11th, 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

A huge thank you to all students and faculty who took the 2016 library survey. Linda Plunket, Associate University Librarian and the chair of the Library Assessment Committee, says the response rate was terrific for faculty, graduate students, and for undergraduate students. Her team will now diligently explore all of the... Read the rest of this entry »

Library Services for BU Alumni

April 20th, 2016

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Did you know that BU Alumni have remote access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles? To access these resources, alumni may visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases currently available to BU alumni include ABI/Inform Complete, Business Source (Ebsco Alumni Edition), ebrary... Read the rest of this entry »

APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice

April 6th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

There is a significant new title available in the database PsycBOOKS: the APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice. You can access the PsycBOOKS database directly to search for this book, but you can find the record for it in BU Libraries Search as well. This major work has more than... Read the rest of this entry »

The Use of Data in School Counseling

March 23rd, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Book highlight: The Use of Data in School Counseling Hatch, Trish; Denise Greene-Wilkinson; Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy; c2014. This title is currently available for circulation within the Pickering Library.  It focuses primarily on best practices that school counselors can employ when making use of data.  It also contains sections on evaluation through pre- and post-assessments, Read the rest of this entry »

Help BU libraries improve; take a survey and enter a drawing for an iPad mini 4

March 16th, 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

BU libraries are conducting a survey of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to learn how we are doing and what we can do to improve. Check your BU email account for an email from Provost Morrison with a personalized link to the survey. Complete the survey by April 5 to... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured journal: Exceptionality

March 10th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The BU community has full text, online access to the current issues of the peer-reviewed title Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal.  This quarterly serial offers excellent articles on the state of current research in special education practice, such as: Guckert, M., Mastropieri, M. A., & Scruggs, T. E. (2016). Personalizing research: Special... Read the rest of this entry »

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

February 25th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This 2015 eBook is now available to the BU community through the ebrary platform. This massive work of scholarship with more than 50 contributing authors is organized into 27 chapters. With chapters on reading fluency, classroom influences, and higher order thinking in comprehension, this work is a useful summary of current... Read the rest of this entry »

Wondering which education database to choose?

February 18th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Using an appropriate database for your research is very important. BU Libraries Search and Google Scholar are essential sources because of their relative size. There are around 40 million records available through BU Libraries Search, and untold millions through Scholar. These two databases are interdisciplinary, which means that you can find... Read the rest of this entry »

New Database: The HistoryMakers

February 10th, 2016

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

The BU Libraries have recently acquired The HistoryMakers, a database of streamed interviews with historically significant African Americans. Over 52,799 stories are assembled here from life oral history interviews with 1,043 people. If you need help searching this database, please contact a reference librarian.