RefWorks: a great way to organize your references

May 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized

RefWorks is an outstanding web-based bibliography management tool which allows you to collect, arrange and edit citations, footnotes, endnotes and other items for your bibliographies from any device with internet access.  This easy to use service helps produce properly formatted in-text references and create citations and bibliographies in many different output styles, including APA 6th edition.  BU students, faculty and staff may use it for individual or group projects.

Once you sign up for an account, you may access your research from any internet-connected computer. To learn more about Refworks view the Quick Start Guide or FAQ. Refworks also offers excellent Advanced tutorials and Webinars for further instruction.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pardee Library will be open the following hours during Commencement Week (May 13 – 21):

Photo by Mark Ramsay

Saturday, May 13 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 14 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 19 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 20 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 21 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm
Summer hours will begin on May 22.

Congratulations graduates!

Library Services for Alumni

May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized

expanding online access for alumni

Many BU Libraries services and collections are available to alumni. Please avail yourself of these rich resources!

Digital access to some databases and journals remains for alumni through BU Libraries Search.

If visiting the campus you can use the library and its resources on site, including electronic resources, the listening room of the Music Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Reference help is also available in person, by email and phone. In addition, you can borrow books for 4 weeks with an alumni card.

More information on BU Libraries alumni resources can be found here.

February 2017 Featured New Books

May 8th, 2017 in

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Print Books in Pardee Library

Note: Click on the title to find the book’s current availability. If the book is currently unavailable click on the “Find in Library” tab to view request options.

as-i-see-it branding-in-five built-to-grow business-of-creativity

corporate-governance-corporate-social digital-matrix excellence-in-managing future-workplace-experience

hiring-for-attitude hopping-over-the  lehman-brothers  mutlicaptial-scorecard

narratives-of-crisis  nonprofits-and-government  politics-of-energy woo-wow-win


Note: To access a book, click on “Find Online.” Most books are available online through ProQuest EBooks Central, EBSCOHost, Oxford, or Springer. Books can be read online or downloaded.

behavioral-finance-where-do business-and-entrepreneurship-Saudia-Arabia china's-mobile-economy clash-of-generations

customer-experience-branding dialogues-on-mobile-communication handbook-of-research innovation-race

leadership-in-the-eye leadership-lessons-for leading-with-character-and-competence practice-of-integrity

preserving-the-promise quest-for-exceptional-leadership real-options-in-energy rewardng-performance

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!

Library Services for BU Alumni

April 25th, 2017 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 main library website. Databases currently 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 contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

National Academies Press Education Collection

April 25th, 2017 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.

Boston University Libraries 2016 Survey Report

April 17th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized

In the spring of 2016, the Boston University libraries surveyed BU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with library services and resources.

This report covers findings from the survey about the libraries’ collections, including opinions on the resources provided by the libraries, their use, and how they are found; the support the libraries provide for research at BU; the libraries’ support of teaching and learning at BU; and the libraries as physical locations for study, collaboration, accessing the collection, and assistance. A technical appendix describing survey methodology and details on the assumptions behind the statistics is included in the report.

Featured Guide: International Business & Country Information

April 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

international-1952464_960_720The newly reorganized International Business & Country Information guide is a great starting point for conducting international business research.  This guide includes a wide variety of country information sources such as country snapshots and statistics, finance, and global trade.  The resources can be searched by country or by region.  The guide also includes some of the more popular resources for country information, such as Economist Intelligence Unit, OECD iLibrary, International Financial Statistics and World Development Indicators.

If you are researching another business-related topic, please consult the full list of Pardee Library Research Guides to help you get started.

For assistance with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.