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2016 Journal Impact Factors Available

August 21st, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This edition includes: More than 10,000 journals; Tracked title changes; More than 100 subject categories. To view an impact factor, simply enter our Journal Citation Reports database, and follow the instructions on screen.

Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

August 2nd, 2017

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

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using... Read the rest of this entry »

Browse by grade and subject at PBS LearningMedia

July 28th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

PBS LearningMedia has launched a great new design of their free site. Teachers can customize the site to their own liking on a dashboard by adding favorites.  Tens of thousands of resources are available, including videos (some in Spanish), images, and interactive learning objects. This is just one of the wonderful... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the Poetry Institute

July 17th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Welcome to all the educators in town for @favepoem #FavoritePoemInstitute! The library is prepared and ready for you!

Classic Papers available now on Google Scholar

July 5th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Google Scholar has updated their service to highlight Classic Papers, "highly-cited papers ... that have stood the test of time". Take a look at the Social Sciences category to find subtopics that highlight publications within education, such as the subtopics Teaching and Teacher Education (seen in the image below), Special Education, and Educational Administration. You... Read the rest of this entry »

Help from the education librarian

June 19th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Are you at the School of Education and just need a quick answer? Drop in at our circulation desk or see the reference librarian in room B15 — no appointment necessary. Are you off site, or do you need to more in-depth research assistance? Please email or make an appointment with Dan Benedetti, Read the rest of this entry »

How do I get a copy of a dissertation?

June 13th, 2017

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

The BU Libraries maintains a subscription to the premier dissertations and theses database: ProQuest dissertations and theses. Dissertations written in the United States from 1997 to the present are usually available in full text, PDF version in this database. For older dissertations, abstracts are available in this database, and physical copies are... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured eBook: Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

June 7th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This new ebook offers a solution to the problematic relationship between institutions of higher education and the question of compensation for amateur athletes.  The authors are informed by critical race theory in their analyses of the topic, and also report on the results of a survey they conducted. This and other... Read the rest of this entry »

RefWorks: a great way to organize your references

May 25th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

RefWorks is an outstanding web-based bibliography management tool which allows you to collect, arrange and edit citations, footnotes, endnotes and other items for your bibliographies from any device with internet access.  This easy to use service helps produce properly formatted in-text references and create citations and bibliographies in many different output styles, including... Read the rest of this entry »

Library Services for Alumni

May 9th, 2017

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Many BU Libraries services and collections are available to alumni. Please avail yourself of these rich resources! Digital access to some databases and journals remains for alumni through BU Libraries Search. If visiting the campus you can use the library and its resources on site, including electronic resources, the listening room of the... Read the rest of this entry »