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A Good Source for Science Lesson Plans

July 12th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Featured Free Resource for Teachers: SEP Lessons Quality lesson plans on many topics in science are available at this well-designed site. The home page is organized so that teachers can immediately browse by grade level, search by keyword, or view popular plans. After browsing by grade level (K-12), retrieved records are conveniently... Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Mugar Book Club

July 2nd, 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

Join the Mugar Book Club, meeting electronically this summer on Facebook! We’re reading How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Lead by our fabulous Mugar Orientation Ambassadors, BU students Rebecca Strong Garcia, Kate Monroe, and Naveen Imin, we’ll discuss everything from the portrayal of identity and race... Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th – Libraries Closed

June 29th, 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

All BU libraries will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018. For information regarding a particular library schedule next week, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on... Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Edition of Impact Factors Released

June 27th, 2018

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

The 2018 Edition of Journal Citation Reports is now available. This edition covers citations from scholarly journal articles published in 2017, and includes: More than 11,000 of the world's most highly cited, peer reviewed journals in 234 disciplines 80 countries represented 276 journals receiving their first impact factor To find an impact... Read the rest of this entry »

New Database: Policy Map

June 15th, 2018

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

We are pleased to announce that Policy Map is now available through the BU Libraries. Policy Map is 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. The types of data available include... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured database: Education Week

June 8th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Education Week is a high quality, nationally popular source focusing on K-12 news and education policy.  Our full premium access to edweek.org includes the latest news (updated daily), research, and commentary from the K-12 world. Brief ed-tech videos can be shared and embedded, and special reports and research on special... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to Pickering!

May 26th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

To all our new and returning students, Welcome! to the Pickering Educational Resources Library. We have a wonderful set of resources, services, and amenities available to you both online and in-person, and we encourage you to stop by and check it out. The library can be found in the basement at 2 Silber... Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. K. Matthew Dames appointed University Librarian

May 17th, 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

Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced the appointment of Dr. K. Matthew Dames as the next University Librarian on May 15: http://www.bu.edu/provost/2018/05/15/selection-of-dr-k-matthew-dames-as-boston-university-librarian/ And BU Today profiled the new University Librarian on May 18: http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/k-matthew-dames-appointed-new-university-librarian/

Featured eJournal: Exceptionality

May 4th, 2018

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. Articles from Exceptionality can be found in many databases, including BU Libraries Search, Academic Search... Read the rest of this entry »

Citing Sources & Creating Bibliographies

April 25th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

If you need assistance citing your sources, be sure to consult the library's Citing Your Sources research guide. This guide will help you locate some of the most frequently used style manuals and provides links to a few subject specific citation guides. Also, if you are interested in using a bibliographic... Read the rest of this entry »