Pardee Library: Summer Hours

May 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours throughout the summer (May 21 – September 2):


Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm

For information regarding summer holidays, please visit our Hours Page.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Dr. K. Matthew Dames appointed University Librarian

May 17th, 2018 in Feature

Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced the appointment of Dr. K. Matthew Dames as the next University Librarian on May 15:

Selection of Dr. K. Matthew Dames as Boston University Librarian

And BU Today profiled the new University Librarian on May 18:

K. Matthew Dames Appointed New University Librarian

Library Services for BU Alumni

May 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Cap and DiplomaCongratulations graduates! Did you know that BU Alumni have remote access to many electronic resources including ebooks and full text journal articles? To access these resources, alumni may visit the Alumni Services page on the main library website. Databases currently available to BU alumni include ABI/INFORM Complete (Alumni edition), Business Source (Ebsco) Alumni Edition, JSTOR, Project Muse, and many others. For additional information, please visit the Library Services for Questrom School of Business Alumni page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

BU Computer Scientist Awarded High Honor in Mathematics

May 1st, 2018 in Uncategorized

Ran Canetti of the Computer Science department has been given an award for excellence in the field of mathematics at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.  Dr. Canetti’s pioneering work in cybersecurity and cryptography have contributed new protocols, models and structures to the field.  You can read more about the award and Dr. Canetti’s work at BU Today.

If you would like to read papers authored by Ran Canetti, you can find them in Web of Science, an interdisciplinary database available through the BU Libraries.  To read one of Dr. Canetti’s latest papers, click the citation below:

Canetti, R., Cheung, L., Kaynar, D., Liskov, M., Lynch, N., Pereira, O., & Segala, R. (2018). Task-structured probabilistic I/O automata. Journal of Computer and System Sciences 94, 63-97.

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 26th, 2018 in Feature

Baik_24hrs-insta-01Beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 am, through Friday, May 11 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

During late night/early morning hours (generally between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am) access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card). All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that during the late night hours, regular library services, such as checking out books, will not be available. Also, the Music and African Studies Libraries and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will be closed.

Mugar Library will provide a van service from midnight until 6:00 am for anyone that needs a ride home on campus. The van will make periodic pick-ups on Commonwealth Ave. in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location. If you have any questions, please call the Mugar Library Security Department at (617) 353-4015.

Other BU libraries may also have extended hours. Please check the full listing of BU libraries for more information and contact the individual library directly if you have any questions.

Good luck on your finals!

Citing Sources & Creating Bibliographies

April 25th, 2018 in Feature

Style-Manuals-3If you need assistance citing your sources, be sure to consult the library’s Citing Your Sources research guide. This guide will help you locate some of the most frequently used style manuals and provides links to a few subject specific citation guides.

Also, if you are interested in using a bibliographic management tool to help manage your citations or format your paper, be sure to check out our Create Bibliographies page.

If you need help, please contact a reference librarian.

Pardee Library Final Exam Hours

April 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pardee Library will be open extended hours during final exams. The hours for May 3 – 11 are listed below. Mugar Library is also holding extended hours.

Thursday, May 3 8 am – 11 pm
Friday, May 4 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 5 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 6 10 am – midnight
Monday, May 7 – Thursday, May 10 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 11 8 am – 6 pm

Good luck with your exams!

Featured Tutorial: Citing Business Sources

April 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized

research-paperIf you need help citing 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 also has style manuals available in the reference collection and Chicago Manual of Style is available online.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Data Sources available through Pardee Library

April 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized

800px-DARPA_Big_DataThe Pardee Library provides access to several databases and datasets that may be helpful for your research. These resources include a wide variety of financial, economic, government and marketing data. To learn more about the data resources at the Pardee Library take a look at the following library guides:

Business & Economic Data Sources


Financial Databases Overview

Company Annual and Financial Reports

A complete list of all Pardee Library databases is available through the Business Databases: A-Z page.

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

New database available: PsycTESTS from the APA

April 6th, 2018 in Feature, Uncategorized

PsycTests image

The PsycTESTS database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), and provides descriptive summaries and the full text, when available, for thousands of non-commercial psychological tests and measures. Also provided are summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher. It includes a wide variety of test types in many subject areas and, if available, gives supporting documentation such as instructions, scoring guides, and answer sheets. Updated monthly.

The BU community can access the library’s new database from You can also find a fact sheet for more complete information, highlights, and helpful training materials for PsycTESTS from the APA’s PsycTESTS database website.


Image credit: from a presentation by Peter Gaviorno of the American Psychological Association to the Eduserv Mental Health Resources Focus Group meeting on 17 April 2015.