WR100: Beyond Night: The Work of Elie Wiesel

September 4th, 2015 in

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Featured Resource: Industry Survey Locator

September 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized


Industry Survey LocatorDo you need any help getting started with your industry research?  If so, take a look at the Industry Survey Locator, a database of industry reports available through the Pardee Management Library.

If you have any questions or need help with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference staff at (617) 353-4304 or stop by the library.

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Finding Articles & News

September 3rd, 2015 in

Finding Articles


Note: ABI/INFORM GLOBAL indexes, abstracts, and provides full text of articles in business magazines, journals, and the Wall Street Journal. ABI/Inform covers more than 1,600 leading business and management publications and scholarly journals with full text for 700 of these titles. ABI/Inform Global also includes ABI/Inform Trade and Industry which covers more than 750 trade publications and ABI/Inform Dateline which provides coverage of more than 140 local, city, state, and regional business publications as well as business-oriented newswire services from the U.S. and Canada.

Business Source Complete

Note: BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals.

Description: "A full-text database, international in scope, covering such subjects as violence and sexual exploitation, human rights, development, health, family life and the arts. Sources include journals, research reports, newsletters, alternative press literature and fact sheets"--BU database description.
Factiva (2001)
Note: News from thousands of publications including the Wall Street Journal (back to 1979), Barron’s, and New York Times.
Description: News : search the full text of today's news or search back more than 20 years -- Business : retrieve full text company news & financial information -- Legal research : search full text federal, state & international legal materials -- Medical : find full text & abstracted medical & health information -- Reference : search general reference sources
PsycARTICLES (2001)
Note: Full text articles on current issues in psychology.

Magazines & Journals

Advertising Age

See the Website at www.adage.com/


See the website at http://www.adweek.com/

American Demographics

See the website at http://www.brandweek.com/

Journal of Advertising
Journal of Advertising Research
Journal of Marketing
JMR: Journal of Marketing Research
Marketing Research

See the website at http://www.mediaweek.com/

Sales & Marketing Management

See the website at http://www.salesandmarketing.com/

For a complete listing of periodicals related to marketing and advertising, check the Boston University Online Catalog.Search by Library of Congress Subject Headings, “Marketing Periodicals” or “Advertising Periodicals.”

Online Newsletters

Alert: Subscribing to some of the newsletters below might bring more email than you want.

Brand Republic

http://brandrepublic.com – Covers UK marketing, media , and communications industry.

Media Life

http://medialifemagazine.com – Covers “Overnights” (Nielsen ratings from previous night’s programming), and other media news.


http://mediapost.com – Newletters, links, and stats for media marketing and advertising professionals.


http://www.trendcentral.com – Covers trends for 12-22 year old age group.

Labor Day (September 7) Library Hours

September 2nd, 2015 in Feature

Children march in the 1963 New York City Labor Day parade

Children march in the 1963 New York City Labor Day parade

Many of the BU Libraries will be open Labor Day (Monday, September 7).  For information regarding a particular library schedule over Labor Day weekend, please consult the Hours page or phone the library directly.

Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States and Canada in honor of working people. The first Labor Day in the U.S. was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.

What’s the big search box on the library homepage?

September 2nd, 2015 in Feature


As you explore our library website, you will notice search boxes either prominently displayed on a page or in the upper right hand corner. This is the BU Libraries Search (BULS), which consists of  physical resources, such as print books, musical scores, video and audio recordings that you can find in the library as well as digital resources such as ebooks, ejournals, streaming audio, databases, online articles and other scholarly resources that you can access online.

If it seems overwhelming, not to worry. We have a help page that details what the search is and how it can be used. If you want more in-depth searching techniques, check out power searching which details how to use the BULS to its fullest. And librarians are always at hand to assist you with the BU Libraries Search and other research needs.

Brett Kostrzewski

August 28th, 2015 in

Mining the Mugar Search Engine for Teaching and Research

August 25th, 2015 in

BUSL – Search Engine



Asia American Drama

Bibliografia de la literatura Espanola desde 1980

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Dizionario biografica degli italiano

E-Korean Studies database


HLAS Online Handbook of Latin American Studies

Japan Knowledge

Latin Literature (in the USA)

Lexibaseintranet  (dictionaries)

Le Petit Robert (dictionary)

OED (Oxford English Dictionary)

Proquest International Newstand

Library Press Display

Zasshi  — Complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from the Meiji era to the present

Research Guides

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.



World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found — and it’s for science!

August 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Oldest Known Message-In-A-Bottle Found

A postcard placed in a bottle and thrown into the North Sea more than a century ago has been found and returned to the scientific institution responsible for its distribution. Rather than a love letter or an SOS to the world, it is part of one of the longest running scientific experiments in the world.

From 1904-1906 George Parker Bidder of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. (MBA) placed 1020 postcards addressed to the institution in bottles and had them released into the North Sea. The cards offered a reward of a shilling to anyone who found one and posted it back with information.

Marianne Winkler found the bottle in April on a beach on Amrum, an island off Germany’s North Sea coast. Winkler told local website Amrun News, “It’s always a joy finding a message-in-a-bottle on the beach. Where does it come from, who wrote it and how long has it been travelling with the wind, waves and currents?” . . . Continue

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 20th, 2015 in Feature

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library’s varied and wide-ranging resources!  If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you.

MugarThe following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and resources:

    • BU has the second largest academic library in the Boston area (after Harvard) and has the fourth largest academic library in New England.
    • BU Libraries hold approximately 4 million physical volumes, 1.2 million eBooks, 50,000 journals, 350 databases, and over 100 research guides.
  • BU Libraries also have more than 200 staff members ready to assist your research needs.

Our main library page provides links to our databases, eJournals and research guides as well as the BU Libraries Search, which you can use to find resources in the library in addition to electronic books, journals, articles and more. Access to electronic resources requires a BU login name and password. If you do not have a BU login name and password, please contact the IT Help Center. Additional answers and assistance can be found on our Research page.

Pardee Library

Pardee Management Library

While we have an ever growing number of electronic resources, please remember that many of our journals and the majority of our books are only available in print. Locations, call numbers and formats (print, electronic, microfilm) and also our journal holdings can be found using the BU Libraries Search.

If you have any questions about our resources, please check our Help page or feel free to contact the appropriate library reference desk. We look forward to meeting you this new academic year.