Celebrating African Food & Culture” Library Exhibit & Event – Nov. 13-17, 2017

November 14th, 2017 in Feature

 

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) the African Studies Library is offering the following exhibit and event:

“Celebrating African Food & Culture” 
Food — we all eat. But what we eat, how we eat, and the traditions we construct around food are wonderfully diverse! Food is often at the heart of social gatherings, it brings people together. Lack of food starts wars. Food conjures up feelings of belonging and comfort; it can also make one feel very uncomfortable and out of place.

Library Exhibit: “African Food & Culture: Highlights from our Library Collections”
Be sure to visit the African Studies Library on the 6th floor of Mugar Memorial Library during the week and check out our exhibit on food in Africa! Browse our selection of African cookbooks, discover different kinds of foods, and take a recipe card with you to experiment making something new!

Event: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 
The African Studies Library and the African Languages Program have joined together to present an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. After the ceremony, we will have an informal conversation about the ceremony and more generally food and its importance in African culture and tradition.

Where?  Fuller Building, Lab 117,  808 Commonwealth Ave. 

When?  Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:30-2:30pm  

Curious to know more? Check out our research guide: Culture & Cuisine of Sub-Saharan Africa 

Featured Database: Investext Plus

November 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Financial-data-2Investext Plus provides research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms. These reports provide in-depth financial information and analysis on companies and industries.  Investext is available on our Business Databases: A-Z page. If you need help searching for a company or industry analyst report, please try our Analyst Reports tutorial.

If you have any questions or need help searching Investext, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix

November 3rd, 2017 in Feature

Working with large data sets in numerous files requires rethinking how you approach your initial analysis. Using the Programming Historian lesson “Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix” this session will give you a few tools to analyze your data sets in a way that simply cannot be done using a spreadsheet program like Libre Office or Excel. In this session you will learn:

+ How to generate counts across files
+ How to use grep to mine data
+ How to conduct basic data transformations
+ Why you should properly manage your data

Installation guides and “office hours” for assistance will be provided after registration.

Join us in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Location: Mugar Library Estin Room (302)
Time: 12:30-1:30

Register

For more information visit the Data Services website.

Celebrating African Food & Culture: Exhibit & Events, International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, 2017

October 27th, 2017 in

“Celebrating African Food & Culture” Library Exhibit & Event Nov. 13-17, 2017

As part of International Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) the African Studies Library is offering the following exhibit and event:

“Celebrating African Food & Culture” 
Food — we all eat. But what we eat, how we eat, and the traditions we construct around food are wonderfully diverse! Food is often at the heart of social gatherings, it brings people together. Lack of food starts wars. Food conjures up feelings of belonging and comfort; it can also make one feel very uncomfortable and out of place.

Library Exhibit: “African Food & Culture: Highlights from our Library Collections”
Be sure to visit the African Studies Library on the 6th floor of Mugar Memorial Library during the week and check out our exhibit on food in Africa! Browse our selection of African cookbooks, discover different kinds of foods, and take a recipe card with you to experiment making something new!

Event: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 
The African Studies Library and the African Languages Program have joined together to present an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. After the ceremony, we will have an informal conversation about the ceremony and more generally food and its important in African culture and tradition.

Where?  Fuller Building, Lab 117,  808 Commonwealth Ave. 

When?  Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:30-2:30pm  

Curious to know more? Check out our research guide: Culture & Cuisine of Sub-Saharan Africa 

 

OpenRefine: Numbers, Scripts, and Exports

September 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our second session on OpenRefine will continue with Data Carpentry’s OpenRefine lesson and will cover:

+ Examining numbers in OpenRefine
+ How to document data cleaning in OpenRefine
+ Applying scripts to our data sets
+ Exporting our work from OpenRefine

Join us in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate and are highly encouraged to attend our first session (or have some familiarity with OpenRefine). Please arrive with OpenRefine already installed!

Date: Oct. 5, 2017
Location: Mugar Library Estin Room (302)
Time: 12:30-1:30

Register

For more information visit the Data Services website.

Pardee Library Helps Maximize Student Success

August 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized


We hope you had a great summer! If you haven’t visited the Pardee Management Library yet, or if you are new to Boston University, be sure to stop by to see us soon.

The library entrance is located on the 3rd floor of the Hariri Building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. Our electronic collections consist of eJournals, business databases, and eBooks. Our Research Guides are an excellent starting point for your research. Currently, the library’s physical collection includes 17,000 volumes on-site and 43,000 additional items are in storage.

Throughout the academic year, the library is open 91 hours per week and the Reference desk is staffed 73 hours a week. Please visit our Hours Page to view the current schedule.

*Pardee Library also provides the following resources and services to help maximize your success as a business student and rising professional: 

  • Research assistance
  • MyPrint printers, scanner, photocopier
  • Study areas and team rooms
  • Books and course reserve materials
  • Bloomberg terminal
  • Newspapers, journals and magazines
  • 14 desktop terminals
  • And more!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or in person.

Have a productive semester and we hope to see you in the library soon!

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

June 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized

payplayThis 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 ebooks are available on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform.  For more ebooks suggestions on topics in education, try our Physical Education, Health and Coaching guide or our Higher Education guide.

 

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 27th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized


Donut Wait to StudyConcentrate Mugar Open 24 HoursBeginning Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 am, through Friday, May 12 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

Between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am, access to the library will be limited to currently registered Boston University students. All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that after midnight, library services such as the Research Center and most circulation services, will not be available. Also, the Music and African Studies Libraries and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will be closed.

Mugar Library will provide a van service from midnight until 6:00 am for anyone that needs a ride home on campus. The van will make periodic pick-ups on Commonwealth Avenue in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location. If you have any questions, please contact Mugar Library Security at (617) 353-4015.

Other BU libraries may also have extended hours. Please check the full listing of BU libraries for more information and contact the individual library directly if you have any questions.

For detailed information about library hours and study spaces during exams, please visit:  Extended Hours & Study Spaces Through Finals

Good luck on your finals!

 

Pardee Library Final Exam Hours

April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized


final examsPardee Library will be open extended hours during final exams. The hours for May 4 – 12 are listed below. Mugar Library is also holding extended hours.

Thursday, May 4 8 am – 11 pm
Friday, May 5 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 6 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 7 10 am – midnight
Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 12 8 am – 6 pm

Good luck with your exams!

Win a cash prize for your personal book collection! (Deadline extended)

March 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized


HGARC Student Book Collecting Contest 2017For 40 years, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University has sponsored an annual book collecting contest. The contest is open to all full-time students regularly enrolled at Boston University and is devised “to stimulate the student body to pursue the gratifying and exhilarating experience of creating a collection of books, with all the ancillary benefits such an interest involves.” Formerly named in honor of its principal donor, the HGARC Book Collecting Contest awards six cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,500. For additional information, please review the Contest Rules and First Place Winners since 1967.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017. (Original deadline was extended).