2,616,375 (2 million!) IEEE Conference papers easier to find than ever before!

August 3rd, 2015 in Feature

Use BU Library SEARCH and your keywords to find cutting edge research from IEEE Conferences. 1,056,990 (1 million+!) journal articles from IEEE Journals are also directly findable by keyword including author names in BU Library SEARCH. IEEE technical papers can also be found in the The IEEE Digital Library including access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1872 from:

  • IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
  • IEEE conference proceedings
  • IET journals/IET conference proceedings
  • IEEE published standards
  • IEEE-Wiley eBooks from 1974-2015

Stephen Paschal

August 3rd, 2015 in

How Scientists Do Their Work

July 28th, 2015 in Feature

The Science Boot Camp is a meeting of information professionals and scientists held every year in the Northeast.  At Boot Camp, librarians and other non-scientists learn about different fields of scientific inquiry and how the scientists in those areas conduct research.  Even if you aren’t an information professional, the videos of Boot Camp talks can give you a good introduction to fields with which you aren’t acquainted.  This year, Bowdoin College hosted the event, inviting scientists in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, marine science, and ornithology to share knowledge of their disciplines.  You can find the videos on the Science Boot Camp YouTube channel.

Teach Like a Champion 2.0

July 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized

Teach Like a Champion 2.0How do you get students from the blank stare or the constant “I don’t know” to having them tell you the right answer?  According to Teach Like a Champion 2.0, part of the answer is to practice Technique #11: No Opt Out.  This technique is meant to ensure that students are always giving an answer, even if it is an incorrect one.

Find out just how to do it by looking through our 2015 eBook Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12).

The original volume was published in 2010 and featured 49 techniques, and a Field Guide and DVD were published as well.  In the new edition, video and other materials are available online, and instructions for accessing them are included at the end of the eBook.

SAR HP353: Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the US

July 23rd, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is designed to help you get started with your research for SAR HP353. Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu; 617-358-3965) if I can offer any assistance. I look forward to working with you!

Quick Tips

  • To find the full-text of articles, click on the sfxfind icon in our databases. Watch me retrieve full-text in PubMed in this video. If you need an article or book that BU Libraries does not own, request it for free through interlibrary loan.
  • To find a specific journal title at BU, search our collection of electronic journals.
  • Stay organized during your lit review! Try using Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote to help keep track of your citations and generate bibliographies.


Websites can be an excellent source of up-to-date statistics and publications from research institutes or organizations.

Journal Databases

All these databases are sources of peer-reviewed publications.

Other Useful Guides

New displays in the Music Library

July 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized


Now appearing in our listening room: new displays created by our very own grad student employee Brett Kostrzewski. These beautifully curated exhibits feature material in the BU music collection and include QR codes that invite you to interact with the information further. Brett has also added signs to our stacks that highlight the resources found there and facilitate physical browsing of our collection. New material is appearing all summer, so come visit us and see these wonderful displays in person.

Featured Resource: CQ Researcher

July 15th, 2015 in Feature, Uncategorized

CQ Researcher CQ Researcher is an in-depth resource that covers the most current and controversial issues of the day.  The database includes summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and more.  It is also noted for its unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

If you need help with your research, please contact a reference librarian.

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

July 14th, 2015 in

Welcome! This guide is designed to help Sargent College students and faculty get started with research on a variety of subject areas. Please contact me (ksilfen@bu.edu; 617-358-3965) if I can offer any assistance. I look forward to working with you!

Key Resources

Get Started with your research by searching these core databases in the health sciences. For a more detailed overview of databases, websites, and other resources, explore the more in-depth research guides featured on this page.

Research Guides by Topic Area

Course Guides

Featured Resource: Economist Intelligence Unit

July 14th, 2015 in Feature, Uncategorized

EIU logoThe Economist Intelligence Unit database provides access to EIU Publications such as Country Reports, Country Commerce, ViewsWire, and Country Finance. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

If you need any help searching the EIU database, please contact the reference librarians at the Pardee Library Services Desk at (617) 353-4304.

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New Horizons Probe Passes Pluto

July 14th, 2015 in Feature

Nasa Photo of PlutoThe spacecraft New Horizons flew within 13,000 km of Pluto at 8:03 am on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. This is the first time a human artifact has had a close encounter with the dwarf planet. The spacecraft is so far from earth that it takes about four and a half hours for light to travel the distance. A signal from New Horizons confirming a successful encounter is expected around 9pm Tuesday evening, and the the first of many images and readings it would have taken during the fly by are expected to start arriving around 3pm on Wednesday.

Images as they are received should appear on the NASA website.