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November 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Please take a moment to check out our Ask A Librarian help site!

It’s super easy to search or browse our Frequently Asked Questions, and also see which have been viewed more often. This is a great way to learn quickly about all of the various resources and services we offer.

Our research and course guides are linked to the site, and all of the options for asking your own question via e-mail, phone and chat are there as well.

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.

Thanksgiving weekend hours

November 18th, 2015 in Feature

Thanksgiving All BU libraries are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26.  Some libraries may be closed or have shortened hours on Wednesday, November 25 and from Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29, so please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.  It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.   Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

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.

Featured eBook: Handbook of Reading Research, Volume 4

November 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

hndkreadresThe Handbook of Reading Research, Volume 4 presents outstanding contributions that reflect a diverse range of issues surrounding literacy. The thirty chapters in it are gathered into five sections: Conduct of Reading Research, Development of Reading, Process of Reading, Teaching and Learning of Reading, and Contexts of Reading.

Did you know we provide access to more than 3 million eBooks in BU Libraries Search? Just type keywords into the search box and then select the limiter along the left column “Books / eBooks”.  If you would then like to see only eBooks, further select the “Available Online” limiter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Education Librarian, Dan Benedetti, at

Featured Database: TableBase

November 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

TablebaseIf you need help finding industry data such as sales figures or market share, take a look at TableBase.  TableBase provides tabular data from industry publications as well as the corresponding full-text article that references the data.  TableBase is part of the RDS Business Suite and has two companion databases: Business & Industry and Business & Management Practices.  Business & Industry provides additional articles from business and industry publications, as well as newspapers.  Business & Management Practices provides content from business journals and newspapers on management processes and methods.  For additional resources for industry data and business news, take a look at our Industry Information Sources guide.

If you have any questions, or need help searching TableBase or finding industry data, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.




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.

Featured Guide: Citing Business Sources

November 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Woman studyingIf you need help citing your sources for your assignments, Pardee librarians have created a Citing Business Sources tutorial with sample Chicago Style, MLA Style and APA Style citations.  The library has style manuals available in the reference collection and Chicago Manual of Style is available online.

If you need assistance citing your sources, or with your research in general, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Veterans Day (November 11) Library Hours

November 4th, 2015 in Feature

Veterans Day poster 2015Most of the BU libraries are open regular hours on Wednesday, November  11.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

Veterans Day is a national and state holiday honoring those individuals who have served in the U.S. military. For additional resources, visit the Veterans Day website presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Veterans History Project found on the BU library’s Oral History & Family History Research Guide.