New Database: Policy Map

June 15th, 2018 in Feature, Uncategorized

Policy MapWe are pleased to announce that Policy Map is now available through the BU Libraries. Policy Map is an easy-to-use online mapping and visualization tool. The database provides downloadable U.S. demographic, economic and social data by city, state, zip code, county, or census tract. The types of data available include crime, housing, health, education and occupations. The data currently includes more than 37,000 indicators and has been derived from public and proprietary sources.

If you need any help searching Policy Map, please contact a reference librarian.

Featured database: Education Week

June 8th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Education Week is a high quality, nationally popular source focusing on K-12 news and education policy.  Our full premium access to includes the latest news (updated daily), research, and commentary from the K-12 world. Brief ed-tech videos can be shared and embedded, and special reports and research on special topics are available. Using the Education Counts section, faculty and students can create and download custom tables of state-level K-12 education data. Older content and web-only updates are exclusive to EdWeek.
Date coverage: 1981-present.

Pardee Library Featured New Books

June 6th, 2018 in Uncategorized

new booksAre you looking for something to read this summer? If so, be sure to check out the Pardee Library Featured New Books page. This recently updated page includes a list of new books that may be borrowed from the Pardee Management Library, as well as several new ebooks that can be accessed online.

If you have any questions, or need help locating a book, please contact Pardee Library Staff.

January 2018 Featured New Books

June 4th, 2018 in

Please click here to make a suggestion.

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.

business-of-innovation code-of-trust entering-startupland forged-in-crisis
green-grades Beardlsley_mechanical how-to-spot innovation-code
international-and-cross-culturalinversion-factor language-of-global-success  originals 
progress-principle seven-keys-to-communicating reimagining-work toyota-engagement-equation


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.

academic-entrepreneurship age-of-netflix and-now-what art-of-music-publishing
corporate-social-responsibility-sustainability cultural-and-technological designing-brand-identity facilitating-with-ease
globalization-paradox good-food-strong-communities inspired-how-to-create
measuring-entrepreneurial-businesses nanotechnology-commercialization nordstrom-way-to-customer
unbranding understanding-and-recognizing-dysfunctional-leadership up-is-not-the-only-way

Welcome to Pickering!

May 26th, 2018 in Uncategorized

To all our new and returning students, Welcome! to the Pickering Educational Resources Library. We have a wonderful set of resources, services, and amenities available to you both online and in-person, and we encourage you to stop by and check it out.

The library can be found in the basement at 2 Silber Way.

Here is a link to our detailed summer hours.

Whether you need a place to study or just want a quiet place to relax, you can find reservable rooms, comfy chairs, !!free coffee and tea!!, and a “Stress Relief” station complete with Legos, coloring pages, and more here at Pickering.

Student Services

If you are a student, you might find some of the following resources and services particularly useful:

Faculty ServicesPERL

If you are a faculty member or are teaching any courses, you may find the following services of use:


Where is the library? I can’t find it.

  • Pickering is in the basement at 2 Silber Way. As you walk in the Silber Way entrance, turn to the right as you enter and you’ll find the stairs down to the library entrance.

Who do I contact if I have a library-related question?

  • Feel free to call our circulation desk (617-353-3734) during business hours or to email us at with any questions you may have!


BU Libraries Summer ‘18 Wikipedia Meetup: the Global South

May 25th, 2018 in

Join us on Tuesday, July 10, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Mugar Library for a Wikipedia Meetup.  No experience necessary!

In anticipation of the upcoming Wikimania South Africa conference, our theme for this event will be the Global South: Bridging Knowledge Gaps.

Other gaps in contributor diversity have been somewhat less-well publicized, especially Wikimedia’s global gaps. We know that as of 2015, only 20% of Wikipedia’s editors come from the Global South (broadly, Asia, Africa and Latin America).

  • Time: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Place: 3rd floor library conference room, Mugar Memorial Library
  • Food: Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP using the form below.

Please register for a Wikipedia account before the event, if you do not have one. (There is a limit on the number of Wikipedia accounts that can be created from one location or IP address per day.)

At the start of the event, we’ll be doing a short demo of how to add a citation, but you may also want to read through Wikipedia’s simple instructions for adding references.

Please bring a laptop if you have one available; if you need a loaner laptop, please let us know when you RSVP. For more information about the Summer Wikipedia Meetup at BU click here.

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

Featured eJournal: Exceptionality

May 4th, 2018 in Uncategorized

HEXC_I_26_03_COVER.inddThe BU community has full text online access to the current issues of the peer-reviewed title Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal.  This quarterly serial offers excellent articles on the state of current research in special education practice. Articles from Exceptionality can be found in many databases, including BU Libraries Search, Academic Search Premier and Education Full Text. Our subscription provides access to current issues and issues going back to 1997.

From the journal’s Aims and Scope: “Areas of scholarship published in the journal include quantitative, qualitative, and single-subject research designs examining students and persons with exceptionalities, as well as reviews of the literature, discussion pieces, invited works, position papers, theoretical papers, policy analyses, and research syntheses.”

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!