WR150: Anthropology through Science Fiction

May 26th, 2015 in

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Collections Icon Course Texts

You can find required and suggested readings for your course at the Mugar Memorial Library Reserves Room (if they are only available in paper form) or online.  Click the title below to find the availability of the book.

A Princess of Mars / by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Caves of Steel / by Isaac Asimov (Collected in The Robot Novels)

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction / by John Monaghan and Peter Just


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MLA International Bibliography
An index to books and articles on literature, myth, and folktales

Literature Online
Primary texts, criticism, and reference materials related to literary works in English

Literary Reference Center
Content from encyclopedias and other reference materials, literary journals, and books

Anthropology Plus
Anthropological reports, articles, and commentary


Journal Literature Suggested Texts

alien zoneAlien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema / by Annette Kuhn





robotAnatomy of a Robot / by Despina Kakoudaki





masonAnthropology through Science Fiction / by Carol Mason





astounding wonderAstounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America / by John Cheng

Journal of the American Revolution

May 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized

j of the am revThe Journal of the American Revolution is a visually-engaging free resource that features scholarship, interviews, book reviews, and other media.  History teachers can use this material in classrooms to captivate students with the stories and scholarship on this important period of America’s past.

The Mythbuster section brings the reader up to date on the many legends that have not withstood the test of time.  There is section specifically dedicated to Scholarship, and another focused on Historic Sites and Events.  This site is just one of the useful links on our Resources for Teachers research guide.

MET ML641: Anthropology of Food

May 20th, 2015 in

eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files) trial available now through mid July!

foodculture unendinghunger ricetalks everyfood


Anthropology and Social Science

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Occupational Therapy

May 15th, 2015 in

This guide was designed to provide occupational therapy students at Boston University’s Sargent College with a starting point for their research. It includes sources of background information, scholarly articles, evidence summaries, citation tools, and information for distance education students.

Background Information & Websites

You can find additional books by searching BU Libraries Search.

Scholarly Articles

These databases are excellent sources of peer-reviewed articles, randomized clinical control trials, and systematic reviews. You can link to your options to getting to the full-text of an article by clicking on sfxfind1 next to each article abstract.

Evidence Summaries & Practice Guidelines

Evidence summaries provide systematic reviews and practice guidelines on various health issues.

Services for Distance Education Students

The BU Libraries are committed to providing distance education students with the highest quality of service. Here is a summary of the services that we provide:

  • A growing collection of online books and journals.
  • scan selected chapters of our print books and deliver them to you electronically through our online request forms.
  • scan copies of articles that are only available through print journals. Use our online request forms to request a scanned copy of an article.
  • E-mail and phone assistance from Kate Silfen, Health Science Librarian at Mugar Memorial Library. Contact Kate at ksilfen@bu.edu, or 617-358-3965.

An important tip: whenever you send an e-mail or fill out a request form, it is helpful to identify yourself as an off-site student. This ensures that we provide you with the right kind of service.

Citation Tools

Citation tools help you store and organize your research. They also allow you to create a bibliography/references page within a matter of minutes. Here are the citation tools available to you at Boston University:

Pardee Library Featured New Books

May 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized

BooksAre you looking for something to read this summer?  If so, be sure to check out the Pardee Library Featured New Books page.  This page was a fairly recent addition to our website and it has been getting updated monthly.

If you need help locating a book, please let us know.

Library Summer Hours

May 13th, 2015 in Feature

Book on BeachMany of the BU libraries have already changed to summer hours.  If you have any questions about a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

Enjoy your summer!

April 2015 Featured New Books

May 12th, 2015 in

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Note: To access a book, click on “Find Online.” Most books are available online through Ebrary, Ebooks Library (EBL), or through Oxford Scholarship Online. Books can be read online or downloaded. Printing of specific pages is allowed.

Mindset of success  Feminine capital  Expanding the pie  Twitter power 3  Tao of Innovation  brand psychology  Strategy builder  Dream Cafe  Humanizing big data  People and products  Modeling, evaluating, and predicting IT Human Resources  Mobile Marketing


Print Books

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.

Fusion economics  Recasting India  Digital economy  Carbon nation fossil fuels  CEO as urban statesman  Bridging the gender gap  Creating effective teams  Overworked and underwhelmed  Acrobatics of change  Data mining for managers  Brand media strategy  Trendology, building an advantage

Newspapers online in full-color, full-page format

May 12th, 2015 in Feature, Uncategorized

Library PressDisplay
is a subscription database that scans papers from all over the world and presents them in full-color and full-page format. Titles from the United States include the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Post. International titles include the Jerusalem Post, Metro Hong Kong, Le Monde, Korea Times, and many more.

The keyword search is best used when looking for news that is less than 60 days old, as most papers only go back this far in this database. When searching for news that is older, you could try our New York Times Historical database, or look through our Newspapers research guide for more ideas.

You can find and access Library PressDisplay on our Databases A-Z page, or by searching “Library PressDisplay” from the library home page.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

DiplomaThe Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours from May 10 – 17:

Sunday, May 10 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 11 – Thursday, May 14 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 15 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 16 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 17 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm

Congratulations graduates!

MET ML691: Nutrition and Diet: Why What You Eat Matters

May 5th, 2015 in

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Annual Review of Nutrition. 24, 1, 455-479, Aug. 2004.

Health, Science, & Social Science

Think Tanks

The search box below is a custom search created in Google to search think tank content; it is in no way complete, but may provide a useful starting point.

foodpolitics eatright measuredmeals foodfear    justfood eatwhat nutritionbehavior ediblestructures

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Public Intellectual Discourse


“The Green Coffee Caper.” Nutrition Action Health Letter 42, no. 2 (March 2015): 10-11. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.


NOTE: Links to some of these publications are to online library versions, free to anyone with a BU login.



Tweed, Vera. “supplement shelf. CHECK OUT: weight-Loss Wonder.” Better Nutrition 74, no. 12 (December 2012): 20-21. Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost.