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Kanopy Streaming Video Changes

December 13th, 2018

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 December 24, Boston University Libraries will change how it acquires streaming films from Kanopy.  Going forward, all Kanopy streaming films must be requested and purchased by the libraries.  Films that have already been purchased will remain available until the end of their licenses. Faculty who wish to use streaming film... Read the rest of this entry »

Community Decisions Backed by Data

December 12th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a group dedicated to improving neighborhood outcomes through a variety of projects undertaken with local partners. The NNIP currently has many programs that feature data that impact on or derive from the field of  education. For example, a project called Mobilizing Data-Driven Local Outreach for... Read the rest of this entry »

Top 4 most useful search tips

December 6th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

These search tips will work in many different databases, including BU Libraries Search, Google, and many of our subscription sources like JSTOR. 1. Surround your terms in quotes if you're looking for an exact title or some meaningful phrase. "review of educational research" 2. There are usually many slightly different words to describe... Read the rest of this entry »

How are materials arranged in the Pickering Library?

November 27th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This is certainly not a bad question: in fact, the answer is a little complicated. Books and other materials in Pickering are arranged into particular sections. Check out our floor plan and the bullet points below to see our sections. Education = Teaching guides and other scholarly books (aka our "education... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured database: Educator’s Reference Complete

November 14th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Educator's Reference Complete is a collection of current news articles, scholarly articles, videos, and other materials related to education at all levels. For teachers and administrators, this database covers key areas including testing, child development and psychology, administration, bilingual education, and more. Date coverage: Full text 1984 - present; abstracts... Read the rest of this entry »

Pickering Library Transformation Continues

November 7th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Wheelock Library Collections continue to fundamentally transform our Pickering Library branch! Here are some photos of the changes to our computer lab that show our growth. First, we took out some desks and computers that were located around the perimeter of the room. Next, we have installed shelving units against the... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured eBook: Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research

October 30th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research presents outstanding contributions that reflect a wide range of issues in social studies research. Twenty four chapters are gathered into these three sections: Foundations of Social Studies Research, Frameworks Guiding Social Studies Research, and Teaching and Learning Social Studies. Did you know we provide... Read the rest of this entry »

Find open access in BU Libraries Search with unpaywall

October 24th, 2018

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 ability to link to open access resources just got easier thanks to the addition of unpaywall to BU Libraries Search. To get access to open access versions of articles, look for the “Open Access available via unpaywall” link in your search results. Information about this and other new features in the... Read the rest of this entry »

Pickering Library Transfiguration

October 22nd, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Just in time for Halloween, our library is going through an amazing transfiguration! If you have been into the Pickering Library lately, you may have noticed a lot of action going on.  The regular deliveries three times a week from the Wheelock Library storage collection are bringing wonderful material into our... Read the rest of this entry »

Makwande! Increasing Africa’s Presence on Wikipedia

October 17th, 2018

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

Add to Wikipedia’s Content about Africa or Contribute to African-Language Wikipedias November 13, 2018, 1-4pm Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Ave. School of Theology, Room B24 (Oxnam Room)  Please RSVP using the form below   Edit Wikipedia in African Languages Did you know there are active Wikipedias in 292 languages, including more than 30 African languages? Yet... Read the rest of this entry »