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What’s New in BU Libraries Search for Fall 2017

September 18th, 2017

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

We'd like to introduce some new features in the BU Libraries Search to help streamline and personalize your search results. It's now easier to limit searches and filter your results. Start with your search, then select a filter such as Peer-Reviewed Articles. You can then lock this filter to apply this... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Organization with Spreadsheets

September 14th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Good data organization is the foundation of any research project. We organize data in spreadsheets in the ways that we as humans want to work with the data, but computers require that data be organized in particular ways. In order to use tools that make computation more efficient, such as... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Services Workshops

September 11th, 2017

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

Data Services is offering the following workshops. All of the workshops are open to the entire BU community and are free! All of the workshops will be in the Estin Room (room 302) in the Mugar Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue).   Date Title Time Location Register More Information 9/20 Increasing Openness and Reproducibility 9:00-12:00 Estin Room (302), Mugar Library Register More Information 9/21 Data Organization in... Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

September 5th, 2017

in African Studies 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 »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 28th, 2017

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

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources! If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection... Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Journal Impact Factors Available

August 21st, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; 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.

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 »