Introduction to the Shell

October 20th, 2017 in Feature

The shell, or command line, is likely the most powerful (and intimidating) tool on your computer. It is probably the most underutilized too. This workshop is designed to help you “get to know your” shell. We will be using the Software Carpentry lesson “The Unix Shell” to learn:

+ What the shell is and why it exists
+ How to navigate files and directories
+ Using pipes and filters
+ How to find things

**Note: If you’re comfortable manipulating files, using grep, and writing simple scripts, this session is unlikely to benefit you.

Installation guides and “office hours” for assistance will be provided after registration.

Join us in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

Date: Oct. 26, 2017
Location: Mugar Library Estin Room (302)
Time: 12:30-1:30

Register

To learn more visit the Data Services website.

Featured Tutorial: Ratios

October 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Almanac of Business and Industrial RatiosIf you need help finding industry ratios, the Pardee librarians have created a Ratios tutorial. This tutorial lists sources for both industry and company ratios and includes both print and online sources. The sources for industry ratios include eStatement Studies, an online database, as well as reference sources such as Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios and the Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios.

This tutorial also includes sources for learning about ratios and the different types of financial ratios.

If you have any questions, or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Jupyter Notebooks

October 13th, 2017 in Feature

Jupyter Notebooks are probably one of the coolest things ever developed – if you’re interested in research, coding, and sharing your work. With Jupyter Notebooks you can write code (both simple and complex), document as well as distribute your work, and post it online. In this lesson you’ll learn:

+ Jupyter Notebook’s features
+ How to launch a new notebook
+ How to execute code and write documentation
+ How to share your work with others

Please arrive with Jupyter already installed! Installation guides and “office hours” for assistance will be provided after registration.

Join us in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

Date: Oct. 19, 2017
Location: Mugar Library Estin Room (302)
Time: 12:30-1:30

Register

For more information visit the Data Services website.

Financial databases available through Pardee Library

October 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized


If you want to learn more about financial databases provided by the Pardee Library, a brief description is available through the Financial Databases Overview research tutorial. This tutorial includes sources for company financials, historical prices and market data.

In November, Pardee Library will be offering financial database overview sessions in the Pardee Library conference room.  Further details will be provided toward the end of October.

If you have any questions or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

BU Authors, Get the Rights Back to Your Books

October 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

When, why and how to regain copyright and make your book more availableHave you written a book that is now out of print? Would you like to open your book up to a wider audience, without relying on a publisher to do it for you?

BU Libraries Digital Scholarship Services is offering a workshop on Getting Back the Rights to Your Books on Thursday, October 12, 12:30-1:30pm, in Mugar Memorial Library, Room 302. Most authors sign publishing agreements transferring some or all of their rights in their books to their publishers, but these agreements may contain a provision that allows authors to take back their rights and explore new ways to make their books available—perhaps through creating a digital edition or reusing content in a new work. In this workshop, we’ll explain how the rights reversion provision works and outline the services that the BU Libraries provides to support faculty authors.

Lunch of assorted sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be provided. Sign up online.

August 2017 Featured New Books

October 4th, 2017 in

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Print Books in Pardee Library

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.

are-you-solomo-ready  business-ethics-a-kantian  digital-matrix  equity-management

how-innovation-really-works  micromessaging-why-great organizational-culture-and-leadership platform revolution

social-psychology-of-organizations teaching-ethics-across-1 teaching-ethics-across-2 work-without-stress

Ebooks

Note: To access a book, click on “Find Online.” Most books are available online through ProQuest EBooks Central, EBSCOHost, Oxford, or Springer. Books can be read online or downloaded.

after-greenwashing boomerang-principle building-wealth-through-venture-capital burn-out

change-catalyst data-strategy eq-leader high-potential-leader

internet-of-things leading-diversity-in-the-21st-century loan-sharks managing-diversity

managing-the-myths-of-health-care mastering-private-equity mentoring-diverse-leaders multinational-companies-in-china

product-leadership rapid-organizational-change supersizing-urban-america  teaching-ethics-4

New Database: CB Insights

October 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized


IMG_20170825_151818CB Insights, a Questrom sponsored database, is now available through the Pardee Library Business Databases: A-Z list.

CB Insights tracks global venture capital, angel investment, private equity, M&A, and IPO activity related to private companies.  Access to CB Insights requires that you create an individual account using your BU email address. You must create an account using the CB Insights link on the Business Databases: A-Z list.  Please note: remote access requires using the VPN.

If you need help creating your account or searching this database, please contact the reference librarians at the Pardee Library Services Desk.

Columbus Day (October 9) Library Hours

October 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized


Many of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday October 9. For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed the second Monday in October to commemorate Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World in 1492. In many locations across the country, Americans celebrate the day with parades.

OpenRefine: Numbers, Scripts, and Exports

September 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our second session on OpenRefine will continue with Data Carpentry’s OpenRefine lesson and will cover:

+ Examining numbers in OpenRefine
+ How to document data cleaning in OpenRefine
+ Applying scripts to our data sets
+ Exporting our work from OpenRefine

Join us in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (room 302) at 12:30. Space is limited. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate and are highly encouraged to attend our first session (or have some familiarity with OpenRefine). Please arrive with OpenRefine already installed!

Date: Oct. 5, 2017
Location: Mugar Library Estin Room (302)
Time: 12:30-1:30

Register

For more information visit the Data Services website.

Upcoming Library Research Sessions at Pardee Library

September 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Step up your researchThe Pardee Library will be offering the following research sessions over the next several weeks.

Company and Industry Information

Come and learn about the databases that will be helpful for your assignments such as Hoover’s Company Records, Factiva, MarketLine, Mergent, Mintel and the Industry Survey Locator.

Marketing and Demographic Data

These sessions will cover the library databases that will be useful for putting together your marketing plan, such as Mintel, University Reporter, SRDS, the Industry Survey Locator and article databases.

For further information and to register, please visit this page.