We hope everyone had a great summer. If you haven’t visited the Pardee Management Library lately, or if you are new to Boston University, please stop by to see us soon!
The library is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Rafik B. Hariri Building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. The library’s electronic collections consist of eJournals, business/management databases, and eBooks. Our physical collection consists of 10,000 volumes on-site and another 50,000 volumes in storage.
During the academic year, the library is open 93 hours per week, and the Reference/Information desk is staffed 73 hours a week.
Although David Letterman has retired already, below is a list of the Top Ten Things That You Can Do at Pardee Library (in no particular order). There are certainly more than 10 things that you can do at Pardee Library, but we wanted to highlight a few as we begin the academic year.
1. Borrow Course Reserve materials
2. Use MyPrint
4. Ask a reference question
5. Use the scanner or photocopier
6. Borrow a book
7. Use a Team Room
8. Suggest a Purchase
9. Read a newspaper or journal
10. Use Bloomberg
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or in person.
Have an excellent semester and we hope to see you in the library very soon!
BUSL – Search Engine
Asia American Drama
Bibliografia de la literatura Espanola desde 1980
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Dizionario biografica degli italiano
E-Korean Studies database
HLAS Online Handbook of Latin American Studies
Latin Literature (in the USA)
Le Petit Robert (dictionary)
OED (Oxford English Dictionary)
Proquest International Newstand
Library Press Display
Zasshi — Complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from the Meiji era to the present
Faculty, are you getting ready for the new semester? The library is looking to help.
See our faculty services just for you, including librarian-led class instruction and course reserves among others. For course reserves, the time is now to get your needed materials to us, so that if we have to make a purchase, we can order and process the material in a rush fashion before the semester starts.
A postcard placed in a bottle and thrown into the North Sea more than a century ago has been found and returned to the scientific institution responsible for its distribution. Rather than a love letter or an SOS to the world, it is part of one of the longest running scientific experiments in the world.
From 1904-1906 George Parker Bidder of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. (MBA) placed 1020 postcards addressed to the institution in bottles and had them released into the North Sea. The cards offered a reward of a shilling to anyone who found one and posted it back with information.
Marianne Winkler found the bottle in April on a beach on Amrum, an island off Germany’s North Sea coast. Winkler told local website Amrun News, “It’s always a joy finding a message-in-a-bottle on the beach. Where does it come from, who wrote it and how long has it been travelling with the wind, waves and currents?” . . . Continue
If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library’s varied and wide-ranging resources! If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you.
- BU has the second largest academic library in the Boston area (after Harvard) and has the fourth largest academic library in New England.
- BU Libraries hold approximately 4 million physical volumes, 1.2 million eBooks, 50,000 journals, 350 databases, and over 100 research guides.
- BU Libraries also have more than 200 staff members ready to assist your research needs.
Our main library page provides links to our databases, eJournals and research guides as well as the BU Libraries Search, which you can use to find resources in the library in addition to electronic books, journals, articles and more. Access to electronic resources requires a BU login name and password. If you do not have a BU login name and password, please contact the IT Help Center. Additional answers and assistance can be found on our Research page.
While we have an ever growing number of electronic resources, please remember that many of our journals and the majority of our books are only available in print. Locations, call numbers and formats (print, electronic, microfilm) and also our journal holdings can be found using the BU Libraries Search.
The Boston Library Consortium (“BLC”) and an alliance of 90 education, library, technology, public interest and legal organizations, recently asked the White House to take administrative action to ensure federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources that are free to use, share and improve. Boston University is a member of the BLC.
A copy of the letter and list of signatories is available here.
The letter was initiated by SPARC in response to the White House Office and Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) request for ideas to strengthen the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan currently in development.
Forget to charge your smartphone? Do you need to listen to audio, but your earbuds are hopelessly tangled? Not to fear! The Science & Engineering Library now has USB charge cords (and AC power adapters), as well as headphones for loan. They are available for a 2-hour, in-library loan.
Please inquire at the SEL Circulation Desk for more information.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a report with data about children in the United States called the 2015 Kids Count Data Book. In addition to offering the raw data on the website, the report details trends in
- overall child well-being,
- economic well-being,
- health, and
- family and community.
State-by-state profiles examine the above trends, can be downloaded as pdfs, and list a single state’s rank among all the others, as the purple image to the right shows (the state in this case is Massachusetts). The conclusion to the report cites a “steady increase in children growing up in high-poverty neighborhoods”.
Social sciences researchers looking for data will find the customization tools on the site very useful for creating engaging data visualizations to share.
Welcome! This guide is designed to provide you with a starting place for doing research on health inequalities and social determinants of health. It includes both international and national information, as well as recommended databases for finding journal articles. Please contact me (Kate Silfen, email@example.com) if I can offer you any assistance.
Selected Online Books
All the books listed here can be accessed from your own computer.
- Health and Inequality : Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice
- Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities
- How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities?
- Social Determinants of Health
- Social Determinants Approaches to Public Health: From Concept to Practice
- The Social Determinants of Mental Health
Find additional books from the BU Libraries Search on our homepage.
United States Reports & Statistics
- MedlinePlus: Health Disparities
- National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities
- AMA: Eliminating Health Disparities
- The Kaiser Family Foundation
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of Minority Health
- CDC Health Disparities Report
International Reports & Statistics
- WHO: 10 Facts on Health Inequities
- WHO: Gender, Equity, and Human Rights
- Global Health Policy Center
- The Wilson Center: Global Health
- European Portal for Action on Health Inequalities
- Measuring Disparities in Health Status and in Access and Use of Health in OECD Countries
Social Determinants of Health
- Rio Political Declaration on the Social Determinants of Health
- WHO: Case Studies on the Social Determinants of Health
- WHO: Key Concepts
- Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
- CDC Disparities Analytics
- Public Health Law Research: Social Determinants of Health
The Libraries have been advised that starting 10 pm EST Saturday August 8th
access to many of Proquest’s database and subscription products will be suspended for 8 hours for upgrade and maintenance.
Research destinations familiar to you but without access during just this time are many, including:
–Dissertations & theses
–eBooks if provided by ebrary
–the RefWorks citation manager
–International Index to Music, Performing Arts
–many historical newspapers, digitized microfilm