Pardee Library Research Guides

February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

a3-poster-1296448_960_720We wanted to remind you that the Pardee Management Library has several Research Guides, Tutorials and Course Guides available to assist you with your research. For example, if you need help researching a business topic such as entrepreneurship, take a look at the Entrepreneurship and New Ventures guide. For helpful instructions on how and where to find financial information, check out the Financial Databases Overview tutorial or the Ratios tutorial.  Some of our newest research guides include Fundraising and Philanthropy and Business & Economic Data Sources.

As for course guides, we currently have guides for several undergraduate and graduate classes, including SM323 Library Portal, SM131: Business, Society and Ethics, SM151: Creating Value in the Global Economy and MBA Integrated Project – Module 3.

By the way, we are still offering Company & Industry Research Sessions.  Please visit our registration page for more information.

If you have any questions, or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Annie Cheung

February 21st, 2017 in

Holiday weekend? We’ll be here.

February 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Holiday weekend? We’re here and it’s a great time for you to work, uninterrupted, but with staff ready when needed: find supporting resources, repertoire, roam recordings, brave M3s, build familiarity with databases and basic search. Location: 2nd floor of Mugar Library. Email if you’d like to inquire about something in advance.

Win a cash prize for your personal book collection!

February 16th, 2017 in Feature

For the Love of BooksFor 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, March 20, 2017.

Authorization Letters

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If you would like to allow your teaching fellows/research assistants, secretaries or work study students to check out materials for you, please supply the following information to the library on departmental letterhead stationery*:

  •  your name
  •  your ID number
  • your phone number
  • Please be explicit: Should this person be able to A) only check out items; B) be able to print out all items I have checked out and/or C) have access to all printouts available from your record, including fines ?
  • Name of person(s) you wish to charge out materials for you
  • ID number of person(s) you wish to charge out materials for you
  • The length of time you wish each person to have access (up to one academic year): fall semester; spring semester; summer session I; summer session II
  • Please sign in full and date the letter to be kept on file at the Circulation Desk. (you may wish to make copies of this letter for each of your authorized users to carry with them as well.)
  • If you choose to have your representatives check out items without your ID (NOT RECOMMENDED), they must have a photocopy of your ID with them that states the same. You will also need to state this in your authorization letter (kept on file at the library) that a photocopy of your ID is acceptable for transacting library business here.


*For first time use, along with the original authorization letter your proxy MUST HAVE your ID  (even if in the future a copy of your ID is acceptable to you) as well as their own BU ID.
For subsequent transactions, anyone transacting business for you at the library must have their own BU ID card with them at the time of each transaction as well as your card (or your approved card photocopy).

Thank you for your cooperation. These procedures are in place for the security and proper use of your library privileges.

February 20 (Presidents Day) Library Hours

February 15th, 2017 in Feature

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

Also known as Washington’s Birthday, the holiday was originally established to celebrate the life and contributions of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The magazine of the National Archives has published a comprehensive history of the holiday.

Featured Database: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

February 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

ebscopsycThe Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection provides the full text of articles from journals covering topics such as behavioral characteristics, psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

According to EBSCO, this database has “particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling”.

Eric Richardson

February 10th, 2017 in

Laura Jenemann

February 6th, 2017 in

Company and Industry Research Sessions at Pardee

February 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pardee LibraryPardee Library will be offering company and industry research sessions over the next several weeks.  Come and learn about the databases that will be helpful for your assignments such as Hoover’s Company Records, Factiva, MarketLine, Mergent, Mintel and the Industry Survey Locator tool.  Bring your research questions and we will provide you with the best search strategies and databases to use.

Please visit our registration page for further details regarding the dates/times of these sessions and to register.