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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 19th, 2019

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library

Do you believe that the stories of cis and trans women and non-binary people matter?  Then come to BU Libraries’ Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and make a difference!  No experience necessary!  Please join us for the entire event, or just stop in for a while. Don't worry if you’ve never edited Wikipedia... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Source: Teaching Against Hate with Colorín Colorado

March 19th, 2019

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In the wake of the terrible attack on two Mosques in New Zealand, educators across the country and throughout the world are reflecting on what we can do to counter hate in our schools and communities.  The site Colorín Colorado has produced a specialized list of resources for teaching against Islamophobia. The... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Resource: Policy Map

March 14th, 2019

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Policy Map is a wonderful database for Education data available through the BU Libraries. An easy-to-use online mapping and visualization tool, the database provides downloadable U.S. demographic, economic and social data by city, state, zip code, county, or census tract. Look for the Education menu option near the top of the... Read the rest of this entry »

Resources For Women’s History Month: Databases

March 8th, 2019

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library

March is Women's History Month and March 8th is International Women's Day. BU Libraries offers access to several databases to help explore women's contributions to the world, from historical to contemporary. Contemporary Women's Issues International information on women in over 190 countries, from 1992 to the present. Includes journals and books, as... Read the rest of this entry »

Infographics and Visualizations from the US Census

March 4th, 2019

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The US Census Bureau has made several infographics and visualizations available on their website. Visitors are able to quickly scan the page for ready-made visualizations by year, such as Educational Attainment: Bachelor's Degree or Higher and also see popular features, such as their Interactive Maps. The Population Bracketology visualization can be used as a... Read the rest of this entry »

Wondering which education database to choose?

February 21st, 2019

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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 hundreds of millions of records available through BU Libraries Search and through Scholar. These two databases are interdisciplinary, which means that you can find articles... Read the rest of this entry »

Using Google Scholar Related Searches

February 14th, 2019

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

  Need help researching a new topic? Sometimes, it's difficult to figure out which keywords to use in order to get the best results. Utilizing Google Scholar's related searches feature can help with this problem. For example, take the search phrase differentiated instruction. As you can see from the search results, Google Scholar... Read the rest of this entry »

New books in Pickering Library

February 6th, 2019

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Take a look through these great education titles available through the Pickering Library! eBooks available 24/7       Print Books in the Pickering Library          

Resources for Black History Month: Databases

February 1st, 2019

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

  Since February is Black History Month, we wanted to highlight some databases you have access to all year through BU Libraries: Black Abolitionist Papers Search through over 15,000 primary sources from African Americans involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 to 1865. Black Drama: 1850 to Present Contains... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

January 24th, 2019

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

With an amazing set of assets including daily news articles, a yearly almanac, and data on all kinds of topics, the Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) is an essential tool for academics. The CHE has a great website that offers many features, but if you are trying to gain access to... Read the rest of this entry »