Teach Like a Champion 2.0

July 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Teach Like a Champion 2.0How do you get students from the blank stare or the constant “I don’t know” to having them tell you the right answer?  According to Teach Like a Champion 2.0, part of the answer is to practice Technique #11: No Opt Out.  This technique is meant to ensure that students are always giving an answer, even if it is an incorrect one.

Find out just how to do it by looking through our 2015 eBook Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12).

The original volume was published in 2010 and featured 49 techniques, and a Field Guide and DVD were published as well.  In the new edition, video and other materials are available online, and instructions for accessing them are included at the end of the eBook.

FYSOP 2015: Homelessness & Housing

July 23rd, 2015 in

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Academic Search Premier

CQ Researcher

JSTOR

ScienceDirect

Social Sciences Fulltext

 

 

 

Find Newspaper or Popular Articlesr20130405-doubleup

LexisNexis Academic

Library Press Display

ProQuest News & Newspapers

 

 

 

 

Child Homelessness

Websites

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

Boston Public Health Commission

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

National Center on Family Homelessness

U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Survey

SAR HP353: Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US

July 23rd, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is designed to help you get started with your research for SAR HP353. Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu; 617-358-3965) if I can offer any assistance. I look forward to working with you!

Quick Tips

  • To find the full-text of articles, click on the sfxfind icon in our databases. Watch me retrieve full-text in PubMed in this video. If you need an article or book that BU Libraries does not own, request it for free through interlibrary loan.
  • To find a specific journal title at BU, search our collection of electronic journals.
  • Stay organized during your lit review! Try using Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote to help keep track of your citations and generate bibliographies.

Websites

Websites can be an excellent source of up-to-date statistics and publications from research institutes or organizations.

Journal Databases

All these databases are sources of peer-reviewed publications.

Other Useful Guides

CELOP: English for Design

July 21st, 2015 in

Prepared by: Ruth Thomas, Art History Librarian, Mugar Memorial Library
Email rthomas@bu.edu  for assistance and appointments/Mugar Research Center 617-353-3704
July 22, 2015

 

Book Catalogs

BULS: Boston University Libraries Search
Search for books, articles (specific terms, e.g., Peabody Terrace), and images.
Search by article title for a full-text article found in a book’s or another
article’s bibliography (references, works cited, footnotes).  If not availabe, then…
Search by name of journal*, for the article which may be available in a print journal.

BU WorldCat Local

 

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Article Databases

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (Online)

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984) and Art Full Text (1983 to present)

JSTOR (full-text journals)

Academic search premier (Ebsco)

Academic oneFile (Gale)

 

Image Source

ARTstor

 

Research Guides

Boston University Mugar Library Art and Architecture Electronic Resources

Harvard Graduate School of Design Frances Loeb Library Research Guide

 

Citation Tools

Chicago Manual of Style (Online)

RefWorks

 

Find A Journal*

Type the name of the journal in the BULS search box.  Architectural design.

Notice how important it is to check the year in the citation of the article!  This journal has two entries in the catalog!

When you click    Find online    you get this:

When you click on   Find in library   you get this:

Request Options: |If you “sign in” you will see here a button “Get it from another library” which takes you to the Interlibrary Loan form.

  • Location
  • Mugar   Stacks   NA1 .F30
    Holdings: V.22(1952), V.33(1963)
  • Location
  • Mugar   Stacks   NA1 .F30
  • Holdings:
  • V.41(1971)-V.77(2007) V. 81 no.5 (2011)
    LACKING: v.47#2

 

New displays in the Music Library

July 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Now appearing in our listening room: new displays created by our very own grad student employee Brett Kostrzewski. These beautifully curated exhibits feature material in the BU music collection and include QR codes that invite you to interact with the information further. Brett has also added signs to our stacks that highlight the resources found there and facilitate physical browsing of our collection. New material is appearing all summer, so come visit us and see these wonderful displays in person.

New Horizons Probe Passes Pluto

July 14th, 2015 in Feature

Nasa Photo of PlutoThe spacecraft New Horizons flew within 13,000 km of Pluto at 8:03 am on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. This is the first time a human artifact has had a close encounter with the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is so far from earth that it takes about four and a half hours for light to travel the distance. A signal from New Horizons confirming a successful encounter is expected around 9pm Tuesday evening, and the the first of many images and readings it would have taken during the fly by are expected to start arriving around 3pm on Wednesday.

Images as they are received should appear on the NASA website.

Enliven a presentation with an image from a childhood favorite

July 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized

wildthRemember Good Night Moon, Dr. Seuss, and The Snowy Day?  The Pickering Educational Resources Library has these and others, and scanning in the library is free.

The site Education World offers some great copyright guidelines for educators.

Specifically in regard to picture books, this guideline seems most appropriate: educators, under most circumstances, can copy “an excerpt from a work that combines language and illustrations, such as a children’s book, not exceeding two pages or 10 percent of the work, whichever is less.”

Physiology

July 10th, 2015 in

This guide is designed to be a starting point for physiology research. It features background information, journal databases, websites, and more.

Quick Tips

  • To find the full-text of articles, click on the sfxfind icon in our databases. Watch me retrieve full-text in PubMed in this video. If you need an article or book that BU Libraries does not own, request it for free through interlibrary loan.
  • To find a specific journal title at BU, search our collection of electronic journals.
  • Stay organized during your lit review! Try using Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote to help keep track of your citations and generate bibliographies.

Professional Associations & Websites

Find Books

  • BU Libraries Search: Use the search box on the BU Libraries homepage to search for books in BU’s Libraries.
  • WorldCat: Search WorldCat to search for books within the Boston Library Consortium and beyond. You can also use WorldCat to order books that are not available at BU.

Journal Databases

Cited References Searching

Get Assistance

Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu; 617-358-3965) if I can offer you assistance with any aspect of your research.

Public Health@Sargent

July 7th, 2015 in

This research guide is geared for students & faculty in the Health Sciences and Public Health programs at Sargent College.  It will primarily help you discover articles, data,  and evidence-based practice summaries on your topic.

Note: Graduate students in the Public Health program at the Medical Campus are encouraged to look at the research guides from the Alumni Medical Library.

Quick Tips

  • To find the full-text of articles, click on the sfxfind icon in our databases. Watch me retrieve full-text in PubMed in this video. If you need an article or book that BU Libraries does not own, request it for free through interlibrary loan.
  • To find a specific journal title at BU, search our collection of electronic journals.
  • Stay organized during your lit review! Try using Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote to help keep track of your citations and generate bibliographies.

Background Information

Find Books

  • BU Libraries Search: Use the search box on the BU Libraries homepage to search for books in BU’s Libraries.
  • WorldCat: Search WorldCat to search for books within the Boston Library Consortium and beyond. You can also use WorldCat to order books that are not available at BU.

Health Statistics

Journal Databases

Systematic Reviews & Evidence Summaries

Additional Guides

Get Assistance

Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu, 617-358-3965) if I can help you with any aspect or stage of your research. I look forward to working with you!

 

FYSOP 2015: Public Health

July 6th, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is geared towards students in FYSOP 2015: Public Health. Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu) if I can introduce you to any aspect of library research. I look forward to working with you!

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Background Information

Journal Databases

  • Science Direct: Full-text, online journals in the health disciplines.
  • General Science Full-Text: A database with a broad range of science research.
  • Academic Onefile: A source of both news articles and scholarly articles in all disciplines, including public health.
  • CINAHL: geared for allied health research, including public health.
  • PsycInfo: premier database for mental health research.

Websites