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Expanded Alumni Access to eResources

October 23rd, 2013

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 BU Libraries are pleased to announce that BU alumni now have increased access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles. To access these resources, alumni should visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include JSTOR, Project Muse, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2013 at BU

October 18th, 2013

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

For the fourth year, Boston University is participating in the international Open Access Week event, aimed at raising awareness about the potential of "the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as [necessary],"1 to transform the way we... Read the rest of this entry »

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

October 16th, 2013

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The 4th edition of this popular work is now available as an eBook on the ebrary platform.  You can find the record in BU Libraries Search, and if you happen to find one of the back editions, be sure to click "View Versions". The 19 chapters of this 513-page tome are... Read the rest of this entry »

New eResource: British Periodicals Online

October 9th, 2013

in Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

We are pleased to announce that the library recently added British Periodicals Online to its electronic collections. British Periodicals Online provides access to the searchable full text of almost 500 British periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. A wide range of periodicals are covered: quarterlies, scholarly and... Read the rest of this entry »

Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

October 8th, 2013

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

Each year the Chronicle of Higher Education produces a special issue that it calls the Almanac of Higher Education.  This year's Almanac includes a treasure trove of charts, maps, data, and analysis organized around seven themes. The Profession Students Diversity Finance Technology International The States The BU Libraries also provide access to prior years of the Almanac. 2012 |... Read the rest of this entry »

Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis

October 4th, 2013

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a major report in draft form, entitled Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis, detailing the human influence on climate change. The IPCC is a group of scientists working under the auspices of the United Nations, and more... Read the rest of this entry »

Media Literacy Conference on Playful Learning

September 30th, 2013

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Join the Media Literacy Conference: Playful Learning on Saturday, November 2 at MIT’s Tang Center.  The focus will be on the "effective use of technology, media, and games for learning." You can learn more at http://www.playfullearning.com/boston2013/.

Undergraduate Student Library Survey Report, 2013

September 27th, 2013

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

In the spring of 2013, one in five undergrads participated in the Undergraduate Student Library Survey. All summer, library staff pored over the data and read through thousands of comments about the libraries’ services, resources, and facilities. Thanks to your feedback, we have a better picture of how (and when)... Read the rest of this entry »

Horn Book helps locate picture books on specific topics

September 24th, 2013

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

There are two major "journal" publications from Horn Book, an important source for both Children's and Young Adult Literature.  Both are available electronically through library subscriptions to current BU students, staff and faculty. The Horn Book Magazine is a wonderful bi-monthly item and also comes in print to... Read the rest of this entry »

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

September 18th, 2013

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Featured eBook Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration Jared Keengwe, 2013 This book features 16 chapters on the many ways that teachers and students engage with new technologies.  Some chapters focus on aspects within higher education (e.g. "Using Social Media to Enhance Instruction in Higher Education") while others address K-12... Read the rest of this entry »