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.

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.

Drop-In Cite-a-Thon @ PERL, 4/10 and 4/13

April 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Do you have a final paper coming up? Are you worried the sources are not cited correctly in APA format? We are here to help!

On April 10 and April 13, come by the PERL computer lab between 3PM and 5PM to get expert advice on the APA 6th edition. These two workshops will begin with a brief overview of the style lead by our  Education Librarian. Then the remainder of the workshop time will be devoted to your work, with the opportunity to ask specific questions on APA citations. All are welcome, please drop by.

What: Cite-a-Thon Workshops
When: April 10, 3-5PM and April 13, 3-5PM
Where: Pickering Library Computer Lab/e-Classroom

Please RSVP here.

 

 

Workshops on Citation & Reference Management

April 5th, 2017 in Feature


Citation management workshopsWould you like to learn how to create a bibliography or references page in a matter of seconds? Are you interested in finding ways to store and share your research? If the answer is “yes,” we invite you to attend any or all of the Citation Management Workshops listed below.

Introduction to Zotero
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Introduction to Mendeley
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Introduction to RefWorks
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017

To register for these workshops, or to learn more about citation management tools at Boston University, please visit our Create Bibliographies Research Guide.

Featured Resource: Economist Intelligence Unit

April 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized


EIU logoThe Economist Intelligence Unit database provides access to EIU Publications such as Country Reports, Country Commerce, ViewsWire, and Country Finance. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

If you need any help searching the EIU database, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

CGS Capstone 2017 Research Support

April 3rd, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized


Capstone imageThe BU librarians have prepared a Capstone Research Guide to assist you with the research process, and created a video presentation to get you started.

Groups can take advantage of reserved times in the PAL Lounge on the 3rd floor of Mugar Library to meet and can make appointments with a librarian for research help.

Good luck to our CGS students with their research!

Plagiarism workshop at Pickering Wednesday 6:30

April 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

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When creating academic works, it’s very important to keep in mind that you need to acknowledge previous work.

Proper citation is an essential aspect of scholarship. Citing properly allows your reader or audience to locate the materials you have used. Most importantly, citations give credit to the authors of quoted or consulted information. Failure to acknowledge sources of information properly may constitute plagiarism.  For an explicit definition of plagiarism, see the Boston University Academic Conduct Code.

But what is plagiarism, exactly?  And how can you avoid it?

Please come to the Pickering Library’s eClassroom for a workshop on plagiarism, Wednesday April 5th at 6:30, to learn more.

Finding Financial Data at Pardee Library

March 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Financial data 2Pardee Library will be offering financial data sessions over the next week.  Come and learn about the financial databases that will be helpful for your course assignments.  The following databases will be covered: Bloomberg, Mergent, Factiva, LexisNexis Academic and the WRDS datasets.  Bring your research questions and we will provide 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.

Finding Financial Data at Pardee Library

March 28th, 2017 in

Pardee Library will be offering financial data sessions over the next week.  Come and learn about the financial databases that will be helpful for your course assignments.  The following databases will be covered: Bloomberg, Mergent, Factiva, LexisNexis Academic and the WRDS datasets.  Bring your research questions and we will provide the best search strategies and databases to use.

The following dates/times have been scheduled:

04/06/2017 from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
04/07/2017 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
04/07/2017 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
04/10/2017 from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
04/12/2017 from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
04/13/2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
04/14/2017 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
04/14/2017 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

In order to register for a session, please click on the Register Now button.  Each session will be limited to 15 students.  Once a session is full it will no longer appear on the date drop-down menu on the session registration form.  If these times are not convenient, please email Pardee Library at pardstf@bu.edu and let us know your availability.  After registering, you should receive a confirmation email, but it is not necessary for you to bring it to the session.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Pardee Library reference staff at 617-353-4304 or email us at pardstf@bu.edu .