March Recess? see you here!

February 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Plan out your work, it’s quieter here and will be a great time to get at it, uninterrupted. Music staff are here that week Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6pm and Sunday before classes start as usual (see hours). We’ll be happy to help you find supporting resources, repertoire, roam recordings, get inside M3s, build familiarity with databases and basic search. Location: 2nd floor of Mugar Library. Email musiclib@bu.edu if you’d like to inquire about something in advance.

Pardee Library Research Guides

February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized


a3-poster-1296448_960_720We wanted to remind you that the Pardee Management Library has several Research Guides, Tutorials and Course Guides available to assist you with your research. For example, if you need help researching a business topic such as entrepreneurship, take a look at the Entrepreneurship and New Ventures guide. For helpful instructions on how and where to find financial information, check out the Financial Databases Overview tutorial or the Ratios tutorial.  Some of our newest research guides include Fundraising and Philanthropy and Business & Economic Data Sources.

As for course guides, we currently have guides for several undergraduate and graduate classes, including SM323 Library Portal, SM131: Business, Society and Ethics, SM151: Creating Value in the Global Economy and MBA Integrated Project – Module 3.

By the way, we are still offering Company & Industry Research Sessions.  Please visit our registration page for more information.

If you have any questions, or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Annie Cheung

February 21st, 2017 in

Win a cash prize for your personal book collection!

February 16th, 2017 in Feature


For the Love of BooksFor 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.

Featured Database: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

February 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

ebscopsycThe 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”.

Eric Richardson

February 10th, 2017 in

Company and Industry Research Sessions at Pardee

February 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized


Pardee LibraryPardee 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.

Wall Street Journal access through Pardee Library

January 31st, 2017 in Uncategorized


WSJ FactivaAccess 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.

Horn Book helps locate picture books on specific topics

January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized

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.

October 2016 Featured New Books

January 25th, 2017 in

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Ebooks

Note: To access a book, click on “Find Online.” Most books are available online through ProQuest EBooks Central, EBSCOHost, Oxford, or Springer. Books can be read online or downloaded.

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Print Books in Pardee Library

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.