Welcome to the Pardee Library!

August 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

BalloonsWe hope everyone had a great summer. If you haven’t visited the Pardee Management Library lately, or if you are new to Boston University, please stop by to see us soon!

The library is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Rafik B. Hariri Building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. The library’s electronic collections consist of eJournals, business/management databases, and eBooks. Our physical collection consists of 10,000 volumes on-site and another 50,000 volumes in storage.

During the academic year, the library is open 93 hours per week, and the Reference/Information desk is staffed 73 hours a week.

Although David Letterman has retired already, below is a list of the Top Ten Things That You Can Do at Pardee Library (in no particular order). There are certainly more than 10 things that you can do at Pardee Library, but we wanted to highlight a few as we begin the academic year.    

1.   Borrow Course Reserve materials
2.   Use MyPrint
3.   Study
4.   Ask a reference question
5.   Use the scanner or photocopier
6.   Borrow a book
7.   Use a Team Room
8.   Suggest a Purchase
9.   Read a newspaper or journal
10. Use Bloomberg

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or in person.

Have an excellent semester and we hope to see you in the library very soon!

Faculty services – preparing for the semester

August 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized

student studyingFaculty, are you getting ready for the new semester? The library is looking to help.

See our faculty services just for you, including librarian-led class instruction and course reserves among others.  For course reserves, the time is now to get your needed materials to us, so that if we have to make a purchase, we can order and process the material in a rush fashion before the semester starts.



Letter to White House on Open Educational Resources

August 14th, 2015 in Feature

White House LetterThe Boston Library Consortium (“BLC”) and an alliance of 90 education, library, technology, public interest and legal organizations, recently asked the White House to take administrative action to ensure federally funded educational materials are made available as Open Educational Resources that are free to use, share and improve.  Boston University is a member of the BLC.

A copy of the letter and list of signatories is available here.

The letter was initiated by SPARC in response to the White House Office and Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) request for ideas to strengthen the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan currently in development.

Now Available: Headphones & USB charging cables!

August 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized


Forget to charge your smartphone? Do you need to listen to audio, but your earbuds are hopelessly tangled? Not to fear! The Science & Engineering Library now has USB charge cords (and AC power adapters), as well as headphones for loan.  They are available for a 2-hour, in-library loan.

Please inquire at the SEL Circulation Desk for more information.

Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health

August 10th, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is designed to provide you with a starting place for doing research on health inequalities and social determinants of health. It includes both international and national information, as well as recommended databases for finding journal articles. Please contact me (Kate Silfen, ksilfen@bu.edu) if I can offer you any assistance.

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Selected Online Books

All the books listed here can be accessed from your own computer.

Find additional books from the BU Libraries Search on our homepage.

United States Reports & Statistics

International Reports & Statistics

Social Determinants of Health

Journal Databases

These databases are excellent sources of peer-reviewed articles. You can link to your options to getting to the full-text of an article by clicking on sfxfind1 next to each article abstract.



Saturday eve, Aug 8: some online resources temporarily unavailable

August 6th, 2015 in Feature

The Libraries have been advised that starting 10 pm EST Saturday August 8th
access to many of Proquest’s database and subscription products will be suspended for 8 hours for upgrade and maintenance.

Research destinations familiar to you but without access during just this time are many, including:

–Dissertations & theses
–eBooks if provided by ebrary
–the RefWorks citation manager
–International Index to Music, Performing Arts
–many historical newspapers, digitized microfilm

CELOP- Global Engineering

August 4th, 2015 in

Thu Aug 6, 2015  2pm Carol Piñeiro

BU Libraries SEARCH
Search by keywords e.g. “solar batteries”



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Korolchenko, As ; Legotin, SA ; Murashev, Vn ; Orlova, Mn
Metallurgist, 2010 Sep, Vol.54(5-6), pp.328-331 [Peer Reviewed Journal]




Engineering Village
Search INSPEC and COMPENDEX together!

IEEE Xplore Digital Library
The complete archive of IEEE publications: journal articles, ebooks and conference papers. 1988+

Web of Science
Science Citation Index and more. Find journal articles by topic, authors or cited reference. 1965+


SO333: The Workplace

August 4th, 2015 in

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Background Sources

Find Articles & Dissertations Using Databases

Searching Across Disciplines

Social Sciences

Business & Management

Browse Select Journals


Work and Occupations, 2014. SAGE

Work and Occupations

Annual Review of Sociology

Current Sociology

Contemporary Sociology

Work, Employment & Society

Journal of Organizational Behavior

Anthropology of Work Review: AWR

Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture

ASBBS e-journal An Official Online Journal of American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences

Browse books and e-Books on . . .

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2,616,375 (2 million!) IEEE Conference papers easier to find than ever before!

August 3rd, 2015 in Feature

Use BU Library SEARCH and your keywords to find cutting edge research from IEEE Conferences. 1,056,990 (1 million+!) journal articles from IEEE Journals are also directly findable by keyword including author names in BU Library SEARCH. IEEE technical papers can also be found in the The IEEE Digital Library including access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1872 from:

  • IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
  • IEEE conference proceedings
  • IET journals/IET conference proceedings
  • IEEE published standards
  • IEEE-Wiley eBooks from 1974-2015

Stephen Paschal

August 3rd, 2015 in