Patriots Day (April 20) Library Hours

April 13th, 2015 in Feature

 

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

Most of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, April 20.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is celebrated with parades and other festivities throughout the Commonwealth.  This holiday also features the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running event.

Pardee Library: Patriots Day Hours (April 20)

April 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Minute Man, a statue by Daniel Chester French erected in 1875 in Concord, MA.

The Pardee Management Library will be open regular hours (8 am – 11 pm) on Monday, April 20.  For information about other BU library hours on Patriots Day, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is celebrated with parades and other festivities throughout the Commonwealth.  This holiday also features the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running event.

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.

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.”

How do I get a copy of a dissertation?

April 3rd, 2015 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.

Pardee Library Featured New Books

April 2nd, 2015 in

Please click here to make a suggestion.


E-books

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

 

Books on display at the 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.

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

Featured Database: ESG Manager on Campus

April 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized


CSR StrategiesESG Manager on Campus (formerly Global Socrates) measures the social, environmental, and governance performance of approximately 7,000 corporations.  This database may be used to analyze a company’s significant social and environmental impacts. Users may create lists of companies falling into various Business Involvement Screening criteria such as gambling, firearms, or tobacco. Reports are available by company, industry, country, or issue.

For related resources, please review the Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility research guide.

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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Capstone 2015 Begins on March 27

March 27th, 2015 in Feature


Capstone 2015The BU librarians have prepared a Capstone Research Guide to assist you with the research process.  The Guide includes links to recommended databases and other useful reference resources.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

CAPSTONE 2015 (CGS)

March 27th, 2015 in

Join us for a library research session:

* Work with your group in the PAL lounge (3rd floor Mugar Library)
* Librarians available for extra help with your research
* Quick tutorials on using subject databases

Sat 3/28 (1-4p), Sun 3/29 (1-4p), Mon 3/30 (2-5p), Tue 3/31 (2-5p), Wed 4/1 (2-4p)

Start your research at www.bu.edu/library

Quick Tips on using BULSearch:

  • After you search a term, Sign In to see additional results, services, and request options.
    • You can save research to your personal e-Shelf by clicking the e-Shelf Icon Off icon (IMPORTANT: items will not save without sign-in!).
    • You can request checked-out books from other libraries (available for pick-up in 3 days).
  • look on the left side to refine your search by format (e.g., books), creation date, or other parameters.
  • BULSearch covers the collections of multiple BU Libraries, including the Pappas Law Library Annex (in the basement of Mugar, with a separate entrance).
While BULSearch is great for retrieving articles, books, and some government documents, it does not include most newspaper content and specialized library resources. Fill in the research gaps by using some of the resources and databases listed below.

About Subject Databases:

We currently subscribe to over 350 databases differentiated by discipline (e.g., history) and/or content genre (newspapers; government documents; statistics, etc.)

From ProQuest:

(Hint: Create your own ProQuest family of databases to search – use the ProQuestdbselect link to select.)

From EBSCOHost:

(Hint: Create your own EBSCOhost family of databases to search – go to a database, then use the ebscodbselect link at the top of the page.)

More databases…

Databases for current news, newspaper articles:

More newspaper article sources…

Finding legislation (and other government documents)

BULSearch retrieves some, but not all, of this material.

 

PACS , Voting Records, and Finances

 

About Think Tanks, IGOs and NGOs

What is a think tank?

A think tank is a research institute staffed with an interdisciplinary group of experts providing advice and ideas on policy issues in business, government and international affairs. Many think tanks are non-profit organizations, while others are funded by governments, advocacy groups, or private interests. Much of the research is public (and free) through their websites, and the paper authors often have academic affiliations.

While most of the material discovered through these organizations is trustworthy, the papers produced may reflect the ideology or bias of the sponsoring organization. If the paper does not provide a bibliographic source for facts presented, you might check to see if the author has published in scholarly journals as well (a quick BULSearch should suffice.)

Google ‘Thinktank’ Custom Search (search your topic – e.g., ‘internet privacy’)

NOTE: This search box, Google Scholar and the subscription database CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) will identify some specific content, but many reports can only be found by searching the organization’s site.

A few of the largest and best-known:

More think tanks…

Statistics Sources

More statistics sources…

Polls and Polling Sources

 

Research guides: (see here for A-Z list)

More research guides…