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Designing & Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction vol. 1, 2nd. ed.
Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 2, 2nd ed.
Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 3, 2nd ed.
Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 4, 2nd ed.
Mapping Social Networks, Spatial Data, & Hidden Populations vol. 4, 1st ed.
Analyzing & Interpreting Ethnographic Data vol. 5, 1st ed.
Researcher Roles & Research Partnerships. vol. 6, 1st ed.
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
- International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
- Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy: A Framework for Practice
- The American Occupational Therapy Association
- Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice
- National Rehabilitation Information Center
You can find additional books by searching BU Libraries Search.
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 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 email@example.com, 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 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:
Are 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.
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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.
The 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|
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|
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
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.
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.