MET ML641: Anthropology of Food

May 20th, 2015 in

eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files) trial available now through mid July!

foodculture unendinghunger ricetalks everyfood


Anthropology and Social Science

Hospitality and Culinary  Arts

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Occupational Therapy

May 15th, 2015 in

This guide was designed to provide occupational therapy students at Boston University’s Sargent College with a starting point for their research. It includes sources of background information, scholarly articles, evidence summaries, citation tools, and information for distance education students.

Background Information & Websites

You can find additional books by searching BU Libraries Search.

Scholarly Articles

These databases are excellent sources of peer-reviewed articles, randomized clinical control trials, and systematic reviews. You can link to your options to getting to the full-text of an article by clicking on sfxfind1 next to each article abstract.

Evidence Summaries & Practice Guidelines

Evidence summaries provide systematic reviews and practice guidelines on various health issues.

Services for Distance Education Students

The BU Libraries are committed to providing distance education students with the highest quality of service. Here is a summary of the services that we provide:

  • A growing collection of online books and journals.
  • scan selected chapters of our print books and deliver them to you electronically through our online request forms.
  • scan copies of articles that are only available through print journals. Use our online request forms to request a scanned copy of an article.
  • E-mail and phone assistance from Kate Silfen, Health Science Librarian at Mugar Memorial Library. Contact Kate at, or 617-358-3965.

An important tip: whenever you send an e-mail or fill out a request form, it is helpful to identify yourself as an off-site student. This ensures that we provide you with the right kind of service.

Citation Tools

Citation tools help you store and organize your research. They also allow you to create a bibliography/references page within a matter of minutes. Here are the citation tools available to you at Boston University:

Pardee Library Featured New Books

May 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized

BooksAre you looking for something to read this summer?  If so, be sure to check out the Pardee Library Featured New Books page.  This page was a fairly recent addition to our website and it has been getting updated monthly.

If you need help locating a book, please let us know.

April 2015 Featured New Books

May 12th, 2015 in

Please click here to make a suggestion.


Note: To access a book, click on “Find Online.” Most books are available online through Ebrary, Ebooks Library (EBL), or through Oxford Scholarship Online. Books can be read online or downloaded. Printing of specific pages is allowed.

Mindset of success  Feminine capital  Expanding the pie  Twitter power 3  Tao of Innovation  brand psychology  Strategy builder  Dream Cafe  Humanizing big data  People and products  Modeling, evaluating, and predicting IT Human Resources  Mobile Marketing


Print Books

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.

Fusion economics  Recasting India  Digital economy  Carbon nation fossil fuels  CEO as urban statesman  Bridging the gender gap  Creating effective teams  Overworked and underwhelmed  Acrobatics of change  Data mining for managers  Brand media strategy  Trendology, building an advantage

Newspapers online in full-color, full-page format

May 12th, 2015 in Feature, Uncategorized

Library PressDisplay
is a subscription database that scans papers from all over the world and presents them in full-color and full-page format. Titles from the United States include the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Post. International titles include the Jerusalem Post, Metro Hong Kong, Le Monde, Korea Times, and many more.

The keyword search is best used when looking for news that is less than 60 days old, as most papers only go back this far in this database. When searching for news that is older, you could try our New York Times Historical database, or look through our Newspapers research guide for more ideas.

You can find and access Library PressDisplay on our Databases A-Z page, or by searching “Library PressDisplay” from the library home page.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

DiplomaThe Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours from May 10 – 17:

Sunday, May 10 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 11 – Thursday, May 14 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 15 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 16 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 17 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm

Congratulations graduates!

Opt Out Policy: Special Agreements with Publishers

April 29th, 2015 in

In April 2015 we sent out letters to over 500 publishers notifying them of BU’s recently adopted opt-out open access policy. In addition to the letter, publishers were provided with the text of the policy and the BU Author Addendum.

Some of the recipients of these letters brought concerns to our attention: some were interested in instituting a default embargo for BU-authored articles, others would like us to archive final publisher versions instead of final author drafts. We have resolved these concerns by reaching individual agreements with some of the publishers regarding policy implementation that benefit everyone concerned. These agreements are outlined below.

Authors: if you are publishing in any of the journals listed below, please be advised that we will seek to apply the embargoes as listed (clock starts at publication) and/or archive the final publisher’s version where we can.

Publishers: if you would like to have a conversation about reaching a special agreement, please contact us. In addition to the below, we intend to link to the final published version of each article, driving traffic to it.

Publisher Name Journal Name(s) Default Embargo Publisher’s final version?
AMSUS Military Medicine 12 months N

Network Security Poster Session

April 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Students of CS 558 (Network Security) will present their research on information tracking practices used by popular web sites. The encryption practices, placement of cookies, and information sharing policies of Facebook, SoundCloud, Adobe, and other sites were analyzed during the course of the semester. The session will take place May 1st from 2-5pm at the Hariri Institute, 111 Cummington Mall.

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

April 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Featured eBook

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration
Jared Keengwe, 2013

This book features 16 chapters on the many ways that teachers and students engage with new technologies.  Some chapters focus on aspects within higher education (e.g. “Using Social Media to Enhance Instruction in Higher Education”) while others address K-12 levels (e.g. “Integration of the Computer Games into Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Mathematics Teaching”).  The book also offers some information about media literacy and TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, Content Knowledge) design.

Did you know that eBooks within the BU Libraries collections that are available on the ebrary platform can be read on devices like iPhones and iPads? Just search for “ebrary” in the App Store.

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.