Help from the education librarian

June 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Are you at the School of Education and just need a quick answer?
Drop in at our circulation desk or see the reference librarian in room B15 — no appointment necessary.

Are you off site, or do you need to more in-depth research assistance?
Please email or make an appointment with Dan Benedetti, our education librarian and the Head of the Pickering Library.

More Ways to Get Help

How do I get a copy of a dissertation?

June 13th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized

pdatThe BU Libraries maintains a subscription to the premier dissertations and theses database:

ProQuest dissertations and theses.

Dissertations written in the United States from 1997 to the present are usually available in full text, PDF version in this database. For older dissertations, abstracts are available in this database, and physical copies are usually kept only at the school at which it was written.

To determine the current location of an older BU dissertation, please check BU Libraries Search. Dissertations from other institutions may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Please feel free to Ask a Librarian if you have further questions.

Featured eBook: Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

June 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized

payplayThis new ebook offers a solution to the problematic relationship between institutions of higher education and the question of compensation for amateur athletes.  The authors are informed by critical race theory in their analyses of the topic, and also report on the results of a survey they conducted.

This and other ebooks are available on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform.  For more ebooks suggestions on topics in education, try our Physical Education, Health and Coaching guide or our Higher Education guide.


RefWorks: a great way to organize your references

May 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized

RefWorks is an outstanding web-based bibliography management tool which allows you to collect, arrange and edit citations, footnotes, endnotes and other items for your bibliographies from any device with internet access.  This easy to use service helps produce properly formatted in-text references and create citations and bibliographies in many different output styles, including APA 6th edition.  BU students, faculty and staff may use it for individual or group projects.

Once you sign up for an account, you may access your research from any internet-connected computer. To learn more about Refworks view the Quick Start Guide or FAQ. Refworks also offers excellent Advanced tutorials and Webinars for further instruction.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Pardee Library will be open the following hours during Commencement Week (May 13 – 21):

Photo by Mark Ramsay

Saturday, May 13 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 14 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 19 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 20 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 21 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm
Summer hours will begin on May 22.

Congratulations graduates!

Library Services for Alumni

May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized

expanding online access for alumni

Many BU Libraries services and collections are available to alumni. Please avail yourself of these rich resources!

Digital access to some databases and journals remains for alumni through BU Libraries Search.

If visiting the campus you can use the library and its resources on site, including electronic resources, the listening room of the Music Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Reference help is also available in person, by email and phone. In addition, you can borrow books for 4 weeks with an alumni card.

More information on BU Libraries alumni resources can be found here.

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


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.