For 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.
The 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”.
Pardee 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.
Access to the daily Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition) is currently available through two library databases: ABI/INFORM and Factiva.
For access through ABI/INFORM: (1) Go to Pardee Library’s Databases A to Z; (2) Select ABI/INFORM; (3) From the top green bar under ABI/INFORM Collection, select Publications; (4) Enter Wall Street Journal, then search; (5) Select Wall Street Journal Eastern edition; (6) Scroll down to Browse Specific Issues. Daily issues are available by date and access through this database goes back to 1984. Other editions of the Wall Street Journal are also available, including Wall Street Journal Online and WSJ: the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal.
For access through Factiva: (1) Go to Pardee Library’s Databases A to Z; (2) Select Factiva; (3) Select News Pages, Factiva Pages (from bar across the top). The Wall Street Journal is available for the current day and the previous 2 weeks. Older Wall Street Journal content (back to 1984) is available through Factiva by conducting a Free Text Search.
If you need help accessing the Wall Street Journal, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.
There are two major “journal” publications from Horn Book, an important source for both Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Both are available electronically through library subscriptions to current BU students, staff and faculty.
The Horn Book Magazine is a wonderful bi-monthly item and also comes in print to the Pickering Library. It has feature articles, regular columns and book reviews.
The other source, the Horn Book Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Books, is issued only twice a year and is a compilation of book reviews only. It is very useful because it clearly lays out many different categories that can help teachers easily locate books to use on specific topics.
Within the Guide, fiction is separated into Preschool, Picture Books, Grades K–3, 4-6, and a couple of other categories. Non-fiction is separated into many more categories, such as the Arts, Biographies, History (with subtopics Africa, Ancient and Medieval, etc.), Technology, and Science (with subtopics Math, Insects, Birds, etc.). Take a look at the Table of Contents of a recent issue to see a complete breakdown of the helpful way Horn Book categorizes children’s books.
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If you want to learn more about financial databases provided by the Pardee Library, a brief description is available through the Financial Databases Overview research tutorial. This tutorial has been recently updated and includes sources for company financials, historical prices and market data.
A complete list of all Pardee Library databases is available through the Business Databases: A-Z page.
If you need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.
All printers on the IS&T MyPrint network, including those at Mugar Library, were updated over intersession. Printers in Mugar are now located on the first, second, and third floors and also in the basement. With this change the MyPrint Center on the first floor of Mugar is now closed.
Additional MyPrint network printers are also located on both floors of the Pardee Management Library, in the Pickering Educational Resources Library, and in the Science & Engineering Library. A complete list of the MyPrint printer locations on campus is available here.
To print, simply walk up to any one of the printers and swipe your Terrier Card, or login using your BU username and Kerberos password. Any print jobs that you have sent to MyPrint will appear and you may make your print selections on the screen.
Current information about MyPrint may be found on the IS&T MyPrint page. Please keep in mind that you will need to update MyPrint on your laptop if it was configured in the past. If you need assistance with updates or printing, please consult the IT Help Center on the first floor of Mugar or go to IS&T’s Contact Us page.
A nifty new feature of the MyPrint upgrade is the ability to print from a web browser, which eliminates the need to configure your laptop. See MyPrint Web Upload for guided steps. This feature should enable you to print in most situations.