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Link to library resources through Blackboard… successfully!

December 13th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Creating a link to a research article within Blackboard isn't always easy.  You think you have the link, and then when you test it out, something is wrong (especially when off campus)! To get your link correct you must have the EZproxy bit. Many research articles are available to BU through library... Read the rest of this entry »

New Resource: Embase

December 7th, 2016

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

The BU Libraries now have access to Embase.  Embase includes over 6 million records and more than 2,900 journals that are not covered in MEDLINE. It also includes conference abstracts from biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009. Embase currently indexes 6,000+ conferences covering over 2 million conference... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Digital Pedagogy Discussion, 12/15, 12-1pm

December 5th, 2016

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 Thursday, December 15, the BU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services will be hosting a discussion on open digital pedagogy: how do we define it and what does/could it look like at BU? We’ll be using the article “Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy” as our jumping-off point for the discussion; you... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access and Publication Quality, 11/29, 12-1pm

November 17th, 2016

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 scholarly communication landscape is rapidly changing. The growth of open access journals, new forms of peer review, and alternative ideas about publication impact are provoking new questions about how we evaluate published scholarship: What criteria can we use to evaluate a scholarly journal? How can we protect ourselves and... Read the rest of this entry »

National Digital Science Library – lesson plans and more

November 14th, 2016

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 »

Eleanor Roberta Walker gift

November 3rd, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Pickering Educational Resources Library is glad to accept into our collections a Master's thesis written at the Boston University School of Education by Eleanor Roberta Walker in 1953. The thesis, Construction and Evaluation of an Instrument to Determine Teacher Morale in a School System, addresses the problem of teacher burnout... Read the rest of this entry »

Advance Open at OpenCon 2016 Boston, 11/9

October 28th, 2016

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 us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Mugar Memorial Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2016 Events: Join Us!

October 3rd, 2016

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

This October, for the sixth year running, BU is pleased to participate in the international Open Access Week. We have organized several events leading up to, and during, the week of October 24th. We'd love for you to join us; please register for as many as you like using the form below. All events are... Read the rest of this entry »

Banned Books Week: The Restricted Section

September 30th, 2016

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

  This Banned Books Week, SED is not only like Hogwarts because of our half floors, but also because of our restricted section. Don't worry, you don't need magical powers or an invisibility cloak to check out banned books at Pickering! Learn more about our display here and see what banned books our library has available.

Enter a Course Number in Search

September 20th, 2016

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 class. When searching by course number, Read the rest of this entry »