Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences

May 28th, 2015 in

Consider this guide your starting point in finding speech, language, and hearing services literature.  It will primarily help you discover articles and evidence-based practice summaries on your topic.

Journal Databases

Systematic Reviews & Practice Guidelines

Cited References Searching

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Please contact Kate Silfen, Health Sciences Librarian, (ksilfen@bu.edu, 617-358-3965) if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to talk about any aspect of your research.


WR150: Anthropology through Science Fiction

May 26th, 2015 in

BU Libraries SEARCH

Search the BU Libraries collection and beyond using keywords (e.g. “science fiction”, “cultural anthropology”, “aliens”, etc.)


Collections Icon Course Texts

You can find required and suggested readings for your course at the Mugar Memorial Library Reserves Room (if they are only available in paper form) or online.  Click the title below to find the availability of the book.

A Princess of Mars / by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Caves of Steel / by Isaac Asimov (collected in The Robot Novels)


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MLA International Bibliography
An index to books and articles on literature, myth, and folktales

Literature Online
Primary texts, criticism, and reference materials related to literary works in English

Literary Reference Center
Content from encyclopedias and other reference materials, literary journals, and books

Anthropology Plus
Anthropological reports, articles, and commentary


Journal Literature Suggested Texts

The Wesleyan Anthology pf Science Fiction’s reading list includes many excellent works that may enhance your research.  Use BU Libraries Search to locate them by title.

Below are works that are accessible to Boston University students.  Click on the book cover thumbnails to locate the texts.

alien zone

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema / edited by Annette Kuhn


An Anthropology of Robots and AI / edited by Kathleen Richardson


Anthropology through Science Fiction / by Carol Mason

astounding wonder

Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America / by John Cheng


Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction / edited by Jeff Prucher


The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction / edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn


Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: Studies in the Poetics and History of Cognitive Estrangement in Fiction / by Darko Suvin


Race in American Science Fiction / by Isiah Lavender III


Science Fiction / by Adam Roberts


Science Fiction and Empire / by Patricia Kerslake


Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction: Challenging Genres / edited by P. L. Thomas


The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction / by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr


Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction / by John Monaghan and Peter Just

LibGuides Introduction

May 22nd, 2015 in

Guide Authors – Please register for one of the Introduction to LibGuides training sessions below

All sessions will be held in the Mugar Administrative Offices Conference Room

LibGuides Training – 5/26 – 2-3 pm

LibGuides Training – 5/27 – 4-5 pm

LibGuides Training – 6/1 – 10-11 am

LibGuides Training – 6/1 – 3-4 pm

Pardee Library Featured New Books

May 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized

BooksAre 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.

Library Summer Hours

May 13th, 2015 in Feature

Book on BeachMany of the BU libraries have already changed to summer hours.  If you have any questions about a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

Enjoy your summer!

April 2015 Featured New Books

May 12th, 2015 in

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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


Print Books

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

Newspapers online in full-color, full-page format

May 12th, 2015 in Feature, Uncategorized

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.

Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized

DiplomaThe 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

Congratulations graduates!

MET ML691: Nutrition and Diet: Why What You Eat Matters

May 5th, 2015 in

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Annual Review of Nutrition. 24, 1, 455-479, Aug. 2004.

Health, Science, & Social Science

Think Tanks

The search box below is a custom search created in Google to search think tank content; it is in no way complete, but may provide a useful starting point.

foodpolitics eatright measuredmeals foodfear    justfood eatwhat nutritionbehavior ediblestructures

Browse Books and eBooks on . . .

Find Nutrition Information and Dietary Data

Public Intellectual Discourse


“The Green Coffee Caper.” Nutrition Action Health Letter 42, no. 2 (March 2015): 10-11. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost.


NOTE: Links to some of these publications are to online library versions, free to anyone with a BU login.



Tweed, Vera. “supplement shelf. CHECK OUT: weight-Loss Wonder.” Better Nutrition 74, no. 12 (December 2012): 20-21. Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost.

Data Visualizations from the US Census

May 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized

census data

The US Census Bureau has made several data visualizations available on their website. Visitors will be able to quickly scan the page for ready-made visualizations such as Differential City Growth Patterns and Without a High School Education. The Population Bracketology visualization can be used as a game that tests knowledge of population data across the United States. The site may be helpful for teachers looking to engage students in discussions of American history, population movements across time, and statistics on diversity.

You can find this site and many more highlighted on our Resources for Teachers research guide.  That guide contains mostly free websites, but also features print books and electronic databases appropriate for Language Arts, History, Mathematics, and Science and Engineering teachers, as well as some general resources for all teachers.