National Academies Press Education Collection

April 24th, 2015 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.

Articles at the Stone Science Library

April 21st, 2015 in

In addition to the many articles available online and in print journals, the Stone Science Library maintains print files of relevant article clippings in the fields of archaeology, geography, and earth sciences.

The table below lists these articles alphabetically by title. Use the links at the bottom to switch between first letters. To borrow any of these articles, ask for them at the Stone Science Library desk.


Library Services for BU Alumni

April 17th, 2015 in Feature


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 Library’s website.  Databases currently available to BU alumni include ABI/INFORM Complete, Business Source (Ebsco Alumni Edition), ebrary Alumni Academic Complete (multi-disciplinary ebooks), JSTOR  and Project Muse (multi-disciplinary journal archives),  among other excellent electronic resources.

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

Library Services for BU Alumni

April 15th, 2015 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 Library’s website. Databases now 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 visit the Pardee Library Service Desk, or give us a call at (617) 353-4304.

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Resource for parents and educators: Common Sense Media

April 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

CSMCommon Sense Media is a great site for parents and educators.  A new feature of the site lists several common “Parent Concerns”, such as:

  • Privacy and Internet Safety
  • Violence in the Media
  • Screen Time
  • Sex, Gender, and Body Image
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Social.

One can find reviews of books, games, movies, apps, and more by an age-appropriate slider.  Also available on the main menu bar, the “Education” section contains a wealth of Digital Literacy eBooks for all grade-levels (these include Teacher editions), and other professional development tools.

The site is a fantastic way for parents and educators to help kids keep their social media interactions safe, productive, and positive.

Citing Business Sources

April 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized


If you need help citing Style Manualsyour sources for your assignments, the Pardee librarians have created a Citing Business Sources guide with sample Chicago style, MLA style and APA style citations.  The library also has style manuals available in the reference collection as well as The Chicago Manual of Style available online.

If you have any questions, please visit the Pardee Library Service Desk, or give us a call at (617) 353-4304.

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HS 210: An Introduction to Critical Inquiry

April 8th, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is meant to help students in HS 210 get started with their research. You will find resources for helping you find a topic, journal databases, and citation management tools.

Please contact me using the information on the right if I can help you out by e-mail, in-person, or by phone.

Finding a Topic

Browsing through general books on health science topics will help you identify a research question that you want to work with. To find books on health sciences topics, use the BU Libraries Search box on the homepage.

You also may find it helpful to browse through these online encyclopedias:

 

Finding Journals in PubMed

PubMed
Note: The premier database for biomedical research.

Our previous Health Sciences Librarian, Lisa Philpotts, created a number of helpful tutorials to help you get started with PubMed:

 

Additional Journal Databases

CINAHL
Note: CINAHL focuses on nursing and allied health (including OT, PT, & speech/hearing sciences) research.
PsycINFO
Note: The premier database for literature on behavioral and mental health.

Google Scholar
Note
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Useful for finding interdisciplinary literature or grey (unpublished) literature.

Citation Management Software

Zotero:
Note: a freely available, online tool that works well with PubMed. Learn more about using Zotero here.

RefWorks
Note: A BU-sponsored, online tool that works with BU Libraries Search, CINAHL, and PsycINFO. Learn more about RefWorks at BU here.

 

Boston College Boisi Center holds lecture on “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial”

April 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial
Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: McGuinn Hall 121

A live broadcast of this event can be watched at http://frontrow.bc.edu/climatedenial for those who can not attend in person.

More information here.

Archive of the Republic of Niger (AREN): Videos, Pamphlets, and Ephemera

April 3rd, 2015 in

Videos, pamphlets, and ephemera are currently being processed. If you would like more information about AREN’s holdings, please contact the African Studies Library.

Yazi Dogo – Hausa Theater Icon from the Republic of Niger, contains video and other materials organized by AREN founder John Hutchison and hosted by the African Language Materials Archive.

Internship Opportunity with Environment Massachusetts

April 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

Environment Massachusetts’ Solar Campaign is looking for interns:

“We’re hiring interns for the summer and the fall semester. Summer interns work 20-40 hours per week, and fall semester interns typically work 10-15 hours per week. The position is unpaid.”