Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 24th, 2015 in Feature


Mugar Open 24 Hours

Beginning Friday May 1, 2015 at 7:00 am, through Saturday May 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

During late night/early morning hours (generally between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am) access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card).  All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that during the late night hours, regular library services, such as checking out books, 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 Ave. in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location.  If you have any questions, please call the Mugar Library Security Department 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.

Good luck on your finals!

National Academies Press Education Collection

April 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized

napThe National Academies Press (NAP) offers its entire PDF catalog of books for free!

The press is the publishing arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the National Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, and publishes books and reports that scientists, educators, and policy makers rely on.

Their Education collection is an outstanding source for current issues. A free account registration is required. Costs listed on the site are often for the purchase of physical copies.

These items are discoverable in BU Libraries Search.

Pardee Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized


Books and GlassesPardee Management Library will be open extended hours during the final exam period.  The hours for May 1 – 8 are listed below.  Mugar Library is also holding extended hours.

Friday, May 1 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday, May 2 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 3 10 am – 12 midnight
Monday, May 4 –Thursday, May 7 8 am – 12 midnight
Friday, May 8 8 am – 6 pm

Good luck with your exams!

Articles at the Stone Science Library

April 21st, 2015 in

In addition to the many articles available online and in print journals, the Stone Science Library maintains print files of relevant article clippings in the fields of archaeology, geography, and earth sciences.

The table below lists these articles alphabetically by title. Use the links at the bottom to switch between first letters. To borrow any of these articles, ask for them at the Stone Science Library desk.


Library Services for BU Alumni

April 17th, 2015 in Feature


Cap and DiplomaDid you know that BU Alumni have remote access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles? To access these resources, alumni may visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website.  Databases currently available to BU alumni include ABI/INFORM Complete, Business Source (Ebsco Alumni Edition), ebrary Alumni Academic Complete (multi-disciplinary ebooks), JSTOR  and Project Muse (multi-disciplinary journal archives),  among other excellent electronic resources.

If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian.

Library Services for BU Alumni

April 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized


Cap and DiplomaDid you know that BU Alumni have remote access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles? To access these resources, alumni may visit the Alumni Services webpage on the Library’s website. Databases now available to BU alumni include ABI/Inform, Business Source (EBSCO Alumni Edition), JSTOR, Project Muse, and others. For additional information, please see the Library Services for Questrom School of Business Alumni page.

If you have any questions, please visit the Pardee Library Service Desk, or give us a call at (617) 353-4304.

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April 14th, 2015 in

Patriots Day (April 20) Library Hours

April 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

Most of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, April 20.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is celebrated with parades and other festivities throughout the Commonwealth.  This holiday also features the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running event.

Pardee Library: Patriots Day Hours (April 20)

April 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Pardee Management Library will be open regular hours (8 am – 11 pm) on Monday, April 20.  For information about other BU library hours on Patriots Day, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is celebrated with parades and other festivities throughout the Commonwealth.  This holiday also features the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running event.

Resource for parents and educators: Common Sense Media

April 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

CSMCommon Sense Media is a great site for parents and educators.  A new feature of the site lists several common “Parent Concerns”, such as:

  • Privacy and Internet Safety
  • Violence in the Media
  • Screen Time
  • Sex, Gender, and Body Image
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Social.

One can find reviews of books, games, movies, apps, and more by an age-appropriate slider.  Also available on the main menu bar, the “Education” section contains a wealth of Digital Literacy eBooks for all grade-levels (these include Teacher editions), and other professional development tools.

The site is a fantastic way for parents and educators to help kids keep their social media interactions safe, productive, and positive.