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Spooky Reads

October 23rd, 2014

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

These titles from our Young Adult collection are available in our Reference Area for our monthly display. The items on display are available to be checked out.

The Use of Data in School Counseling

October 21st, 2014

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

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

Open Access Week 2014 at BU

October 17th, 2014

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 fifth 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]," to transform the way we create new... Read the rest of this entry »

New Release Highlight: JSTOR Daily

October 9th, 2014

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

As you may know, JSTOR is a wonderful resource to find full-text articles from hundreds of journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. JSTOR Daily is a superb new, free and additional feature which highlights and summarizes recent JSTOR articles. For example, the usefulness of the U.S. News and World... Read the rest of this entry »

New content within BU Libraries Search

October 2nd, 2014

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

Great new content from a variety of sources on the internet is newly available in BU Libraries Search for your discovery. This includes freely accessible material ranging from historical maps of Africa, by way of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), to digital texts from the Biodiversity Heritage Library and... Read the rest of this entry »

APA updates PsycBOOKS database with great new content

September 24th, 2014

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Great news from the American Psychological Association (APA). All titles in the APA Handbooks in Psychology series are now included in the database PsycBOOKS. The library maintains a subscription to that database, so that means we have access to significant online titles such as APA Educational Psychology Handbook, APA Handbook... Read the rest of this entry »

Google Scholar settings are back

September 24th, 2014

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

The setting to connect Google Scholar to BU Libraries Search is now available once again.  To set it, click Settings on the Scholar home page, click into the "Library links" screen, and then search for Boston University. This is a good thing to set if you want Google Scholar to connect... Read the rest of this entry »

Fast book delivery from the Boston Library Consortium

September 17th, 2014

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

The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) is a grouping of member institutions that includes, but is not limited to: Boston College Boston University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northeastern University University of Connecticut Wellesley College Williams College If a book that you want is checked out at BU, or you need a book that is not available here, try requesting it... Read the rest of this entry »

National Digital Science Library – lesson plans and more

September 15th, 2014

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The National Science Digital Library is an excellent site that provides plenty of lesson plans, information on educational standards (including the Common Core), and Science Literacy Maps. Their lesson plans are often available in multiple translations to support students in many languages.  It was produced by funding from multiple grants from... Read the rest of this entry »

Enter a Course Number in Search

September 10th, 2014

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

Did you know that you can use our Search to find materials related to BU courses?  For example, search for hb723 as shown in this screen shot: You will see results relating to the BU course HB723, which is the School of Social Work's Adult Psychopathology: A Social Work Perspective. When searching... Read the rest of this entry »