Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, 6th ed.

November 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized

theomodelsFeatured eBook

Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading (6th ed.)
Donna E. Alvermann, Norman Unrau, Robert B. Ruddell: International Reading Association; c2013.

This impressive work of over 1300 pages brings together various literacy and reading research experts to provide “classic and trend-setting scholarship that is among the best in the field”.  The 45 chapters are divided into four major sections as follows:
Perspectives on Literacy Research and Its Application,
Processes of Reading and Literacy,
Models of Reading and Writing Processes, and
Literacy’s New Horizon: an Emerging Agenda for Tomorrow’s Research and Practice.

The BU Libraries also has full text access to several International Literacy Association (ILA) journals such as the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Reading Research Quarterly, and the Reading Teacher.  Also, the ILA website is a major source for networking and for more information on the topics involved.

CaféSci Boston: Time in Time Again: Reconstructing the Geologic Past through Ancient Proteins 12/15

November 30th, 2015 in Feature

Check out this FREE event from CaféSci Boston taking place on Tuesday, December 15, from 7-8PM

We conclude our fall Rock the Café series with a talk about reconstructing the deep past by looking at ancient genes, with Dr. Betül Kacar of Harvard University. When accessing our planet’s deep past, we have two main datasets to draw upon in reconstructing major transitions in the biosphere: the rock record (i.e., fossils) and the existing biodiversity (i.e., genetic sequences). In this talk, Dr. Kacar will explore a third methodology —one that allows us to reconstruct ancient genes

Registration, details, and directions

Marci Cohen

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Featured eBook: Handbook of Reading Research, Volume 4

November 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

hndkreadresThe Handbook of Reading Research, Volume 4 presents outstanding contributions that reflect a diverse range of issues surrounding literacy. The thirty chapters in it are gathered into five sections: Conduct of Reading Research, Development of Reading, Process of Reading, Teaching and Learning of Reading, and Contexts of Reading.

Did you know we provide access to more than 3 million eBooks in BU Libraries Search? Just type keywords into the search box and then select the limiter along the left column “Books / eBooks”.  If you would then like to see only eBooks, further select the “Available Online” limiter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Education Librarian, Dan Benedetti, at

Life’s a Beach: The Unauthorized Biography of a Sand Grain, with Allen Gontz, Professor of Coastal Geology at UMass Boston

November 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Beaches are some of the world’s most dynamic ecological environments. Each grain of sand on the beach has a story to tell; a tale of great travels, interactions with others, and surviving through catastrophic events. The research of Dr. Gontz will take you on a journey that begins to unravel and decipher the stories.

Speaker Bio: Allen Gontz is an Associate Professor of Coastal Geology and Geophysics at UMass Boston. His research interest is in coastal geological evolution and how landscapes change over time. Gontz’s lab focuses on the investigation of changes to the landscape within the Quaternary that are primarily the result of changing sea-level and anthropogenic impacts.

Directions to Cafe ArtScience @ Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street

Public Transit: Red line to Kendall Square, walk straight down 3rd Street, turn right onto Athenaeum Street, and left onto East Kendall

Parking: There is a parking deck – the 650 East Kendall Street Garage – accessible by Linskey Way. If you purchase food or drink from Le Lab, your parking ticket can be validated for discounted rates. There is also on-street metered parking in the vicinity. Meters accept quarters until 8pm.

Le Laboratoire, is a unique art and design center that invites visitors to explore the experiments and wonders of innovators of all kinds discovering at frontiers of science. You can find Café ArtScience’s menu here.

Featured Guide: Citing Business Sources

November 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Woman studyingIf you need help citing your sources for your assignments, Pardee librarians have created a Citing Business Sources tutorial with sample Chicago Style, MLA Style and APA Style citations.  The library has style manuals available in the reference collection and Chicago Manual of Style is available online.

If you need assistance citing your sources, or with your research in general, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

New title: APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice

November 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized

juvjustThere is a significant new title available in the database PsycBOOKS: the APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice. You can access the PsycBOOKS database directly to search for this book, but you can find the record for it in BU Libraries Search as well.

This major work has more than 700 pages organized into more than 30 chapters by experts in the field.  One of the chapters with particular relevance to education practice is entitled: “Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline: Strategies to reduce the risk of school-based zero tolerance policies resulting in juvenile justice involvement” by Brian P. Daly et al.

Featured Resource: Find Business Articles & Data Tool

October 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Find Business Articles & DataIf you need help finding articles or other information for your course assignments, take a look at the Find Business Articles & Data tool.  This tool was developed by Pardee librarians to help you find the best database for your research.  To find the best article databases, choose the business subject: Articles & Journals and then choose either Business & Trade, Newspapers, or Scholarly & Research from the drop-down menus within the tool.  This will provide you with direct links to article databases that contain business and industry publications, scholarly publications and newspapers.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Election Day: Tuesday November 3, 2015

October 28th, 2015 in Feature

This year, Election Day is taking place on Tuesday November 3rd.  If you don’t know where to vote, the Massachusetts Election and Voting Information page from the Secretary of State’s office should help.  They also provide a page on Voting for Students.

In recognition of Election Day, the American National Election Statistics (ANES) database is the library’s current featured resource.  This database produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.  ANES may be found on the BU Libraries’ Databases page or in the BU Libraries Search.

If you have any questions, please contact a reference librarian.

Featured Source: Calling Home, Voices of the Global Ecology Education Initiative

October 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

geei2This great new website is part of the Global Ecology Education Initiative (GEEI) within the Boston University School of Education Science Education programs. The Calling Home website offers updates on the educational impacts of the GEEI and other climate change awareness activities. Featured are the voices of educators involved in the enquiry-oriented Nature and Me curriculum, the Mothers Out Front group, the EarthCare Project, and other efforts.

These voices are truly global in nature, detailing efforts within Japan, Tuscon, Spain, Boston, Krakow, and many other locations.  References are included as sources for further reading.

Featured Source:
Calling Home
Voices of the Global Ecology Education Initiative