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November 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Pardee Library Featured New Books

November 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Featured new ebooks at PardeeAre you looking for something to read over the holidays?  If so, be sure to check out the Pardee Library Featured New Books page.  This page includes a list of featured new print books that may be borrowed from Pardee Library, as well as a list of new ebooks that you can access from your computer.

If you need any help locating a book, please check with library staff for assistance.

Pardee Library: Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

November 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thanksgiving DinnerPardee Management Library will be open the following hours over Thanksgiving weekend:

Wednesday, November 25 8am – 6pm
Thursday, November 26 Closed
Friday, November 27 8am – 5pm
Saturday, November 28 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 29 10am – 11pm

For information regarding regular, holiday or intersession hours, please visit our hours page.


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The Day Kennedy Died : 50 Years Later LIFE Remembers the Man and the Moment New York, New York : LIFE Books, 2013. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center  non-circulating) (E842.9 .D325 2013 )

Life Goes to the Movies. New York: New York : Time-Life Books, 1975. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (non-circulating) (PN1994 .L483 )

Life, 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, 1936-1986. New York: New York : Time, Inc, 1987. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (non-circulating) (TR820 .L512 1987)

Amodeo, Fabio. “Eugene Smith: Reporter.” Arte no. 418 (2008): 114-117.

Brooks, John. The Autobiography of American Business,. [1st ed.].. ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1974.

Doss, Erika Lee,. Looking at Life Magazine. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001. On order.

Flamiano, Dolores. Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955. Due January 2016.

Gee, Helen. “Limelight: Remembering Gene Smith.” American Art 5, no. 4 (Autumn, 1991): 10-19.

Hamblin, Dora Jane. That was the Life. 1st ed.. ed. New York: New York : Norton, 1977. Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (PN4900.L55 H28 1977 )

International Center, of Photography. Life : Through the Sixties. New York: New York : Time Inc. Magazine Co, 1989. Mugar Memorial Library Folio TR820 .L535 1989

Joel, Yale. Yale Joel : Life Magazine Photographer, edited by Blurb (Firm). San Francisco: San Francisco : Blurb, 2009. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (non-circulating) (TR140 .J642 2009 )

Kreisel, Martha. American Women Photographers : A Selected and Annotated Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA, USA: ABC-CLIO, 1999.  Mugar Memorial Library Stacks  (TR139 .K74 1999) 

Linssen, Dalia Habib. “‘Imprints of their being’ : The Photographs of Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel.” 2010.

Loengard, John. Life Classic Photographs : A Personal Interpretation. 1st ed.. ed. Boston: Boston : New York Graphic Society Books, 1988. Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (TR820 .L558 1988 ) Rev. ed: Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (TR820 .L558 1996 )

———. Life Photographers : What they Saw. Boston, Mass.: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1998. Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (TR139 .L64 1998 )

Massood, Paula J. Making a Promised Land : Harlem in Twentieth-Century Photography and Film. New Brunswick, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press, 2013.

McEuen, Melissa A. Making War, Making Women : Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945. Athens, GA, USA: University of Georgia Press, 2011.

New York, Graphic Society and of Photography International Center. Life, the Second Decade, 1946-1955. Boston, Mass.]: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1984. Mugar Memorial Library Folio (TR820 .L53 1984 )

Parks, Gordon. Gordon Parks : Collected Works, edited by Kunhardt, Peter W., Paul Roth, Henry Louis Gates, Deborah Willis, Maurice Berger, Barbara Baker Burrows, George Philip LeBourdais and Gordon Parks Foundation. 1st ed.. ed. Göttingen, Germany : Steidl ; Pleasantville, NY : Gordon Parks Foundation, 2012.

Pinson, Heather K. American made Music : Jazz Image : Seeing Music through Herman Leonard’s Photography. Jackson, MS, USA: University Press of Mississippi, 2010.

Quirke, Carol. Eyes on Labor : News Photography and America’s Working Class. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.

Ruby, Jay. “The Equilibriums of Paradox: The Pittsburgh Photographs of W. Eugene Smith.” Photographic Insight 1, no. 4 (1989): 4-9.

Scherman, David Edward. The Best of Life. New York: New York, Time-Life Books, 1973. Mugar Memorial Library Folio (PN4900.L55 B4 )

Shneer, David. Jewish Cultures of the World : Through Soviet Jewish Eyes : Photography, War, and the Holocaust. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Smith, C. Z. “Emigré Photography in America : Contributions of German Photojournalism from Black Star Picture Agency to Life Magazine, 1933-1938.”Thesis (Ph. D.)–University of Iowa, 1983, 1983.

Stolley, Richard B. and Tony Chiu. Life : Our Century in Pictures. Boston: Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1999. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (non-circulating) (CB425 .L44 1999 )

Thompson, Edward K. A Love Affair with Life & Smithsonian. Columbia: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1995. Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (D421 .T56 1995 )

Verria, Lawrence and George Galdorisi. Kissing Sailor : The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II. Annapolis, MD, USA: Naval Institute Press, 2012.

Vestberg, Nina Lager. “Robert Doisneau and the Making of a Universal Cliché.” History of Photography 35, no. 2 (05, 2011): 157-165.

Wainwright, Loudon. The Great American Magazine : An Inside History of Life. 1st ed.. ed. New York: New York : Knopf, 1986. Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (PN4900.L55 W35 1986 )

Willumson, Glenn Gardner. “W. Eugene Smith: A Critical Analysis of Four Photographic Essays.”.

WILSBACHER, GREG. “AL BRICK: The Forgotten Newsreel Man at Pearl Harbor.” Moving Image (15323978) 10, no. 2 (Fall2010, 2010): 30-59.

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.

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.

RILM 101 or Expert: Make the Most of It Now

October 29th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Drop in for a one-on-one with Brett Kostrzewski Fri Oct 30, 1pm-5pm and Sat Oct 31, 11am-7pm, no appointment needed. Build your comfort level interpreting and navigating findings in RILM Abstracts (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale), a comprehensive and specialized database of citations for writings about music in all genres, from all eras. Another benefit: familiarity with RILM’s vendor platform will fast-track you for using the Music Index and RIPM databases, both of which are also offered on the same platform.

September 2015 Featured New Books

October 29th, 2015 in

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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.

Social Media Rules of Engagement Hot Seat From Big Data to Big Profits Behavioral marketing Consultant’s handbook Digital disciplines Developing Ethical Leaders Semi Organic Growth Entrepreneur the all –in-one entrepreneur-leader manager Maximizing the Value of Consulting Architecting enterprise : managing innovation, technology, and global competitiveness Myths and mortals : family business leadership and succession planning

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What Stays in Vegas Medicare and Medicade at 50 likeable social media Napleonic Leadership The Lenovo Way Analysis Quantitative Data Good Shufu Alibabas World Finance and the Good Factory Man Misfit Economy Innovators Dilemma Ethics and the Global Financial Crowdfunding the Future does it work Business Romantic

CIRP IR 510: Comparative Race and Migration Seminar (Lori)

October 26th, 2015 in

Beginning Research at BU –

BU Libraries search is your best place to identify books (both print and electronic) and  scholarly articles on a variety of topics.

>> I'm getting too many results. Can I search for books alone?

  • Yes! Try refining the search using the dropdown box: dropdowns
  • You might also consider limiting your search to peer-reviewed journals:limits

>> What advantage is there to searching a limited group of databases?

  • The databases listed below cover the highest-quality scholarly journals in the field; you will not have to filter out thousands of lesser quality items.
  • BU Library Search focuses on material we own, while these databases identify articles in journals we may not own – but material you can easily obtain (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan.


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Additional databases:
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Government Documents

  • EUROPA Provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration.
      European Union Databases:

    • Eurostat is the European Union’s statistical information service.
    • RAPID provides a daily view of the activities of the European Union as presented by the Commission, the Council and other EU institutions in their press releases
    • Eur-Lex portal is a single entry point a portal to EU legal texts.
    • PreLex is the partner database of EurLex. It follows all Commission legislative proposals and communications, from the time they are sent to the Council or to the European Parliament until they are either adopted, rejected or withdrawn.
    • ARCHISplus is a database giving access to the historical archives of the European Commission.
    • CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service.
    • SCADplus is a database that contains clear and concise summaries of EU legislation in all policy areas.
  • UK Parliament Website
  • List of Foreign Governments (Northwestern University Library Research Guide)  Identifies key government office and agency websites.
  • OECD iLibrary






Fun Facts: 2015 Halloween Consumer Spending

October 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized

Trick or TreatersAccording to the National Retail Federation, more than 157 million Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween this year, with total spending expected to reach $6.9 billion.  Most consumers plan to celebrate the holiday by handing out candy (67.8%), however many will also dress up in costume (43.5%), carve pumpkins (41%), or attend a party with friends and family (31.5%).

An estimated 68 million Americans will dress up this Halloween at an overall cost of more than $2 billion, while another 20 million pet owners will dress up their pet at an overall cost of $350 million.  Top costumes for adults, children and pets are expected to include Minions and Star Wars characters.  The top adult costumes are anticipated to include a witch, characters from Star Wars and Batman, animal characters, and a zombie.  Top children’s costumes are expected to include a princess, a superhero, characters from Disney’s Frozen, characters from Star Wars, and Minions.  Finally, top pet costumes are likely to include a pumpkin, a hot dog, a Batman character, the devil, a bumblebee, Star Wars characters, a princess, or Minions.

Pardee Library resources such as Mintel Oxygen and The Who’s Buying Series also provide interesting consumer spending facts and trends on a wide variety of topics.  Mintel is available on the Business Databases: A-Z list as well as several of the Pardee Library guides.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.