September 2017 Featured New Books

January 17th, 2018 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.

american-sickness designed-leadership  digital-matrix  drug-wars

faster-higher-farther friction get-funded good-people

lean-strategy mapping-innovation one-mission platform revolution

sifting-the-trash social-entrepreneurs why-wall-street wiser-getting


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.

artificial-intelligence  building-21 contemporary-look culture-and-commerce

dysfunctional-politics how-to-work-with indestructable-brand marketing-to-millennials

multinational-companies new-rules practising-empowerment product-leadership

prove-it revitalising-leadership-putting social-media-for-business wisdom-of-finance

Introducing Nexis Uni

January 17th, 2018 in Feature

Nexis Uni
 (pronounced you-knee) is the replacement for the news, legal, and business information previously provided by Lexis Nexis Academic. It includes newspapers and magazines, trade journals, wire services and transcripts, as well as legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790, and information on U.S. and international companies and executives.  Learn how to use it with our Using Nexis Uni Guide.

Nexis Uni Basic Search

Education on Film series to show in Pickering Library

January 16th, 2018 in Feature, Uncategorized

Pickering Library Education on Film Series

Winter Intersession Hours

December 18th, 2017 in Feature

SorryAll BU libraries (including Mugar Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library.

From Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until 5 pm. The Alumni Medical Library will be open for much of the intersession period. If you have questions regarding a particular library, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

Most of the BU libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, although Mugar and some of the branches will have shortened schedules. All libraries will resume their regular schedules by Thursday, January 18, 2018.

We hope you have a great winter break!

Education on Film series coming for Spring 2018

December 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Pickering Educational Resources Library is proud to announce our Spring 2018 Education on Film series.  The showings will all be in the library’s eClassroom, room B26 in the School of Education’s lower level at 2 Silber Way.

Please watch for future announcements as there is limited space and RSVP will be required.

  • Raising of America – Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
    Runtime 59 minutes
    Tuesday, January 30, at 5pm
  • I Am Not Your Negro – James Baldwin and Race in America
    Runtime 94 minutes
    Wednesday, February 7, at 4pm
  • 11 Flowers – Coming-of-age Tale set during China’s Cultural Revolution
    Runtime 116 minutes
    Friday, March 2, at 3pm
  • Starving the Beast – The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities
    Runtime 95 minutes
    Monday, March 19, at 4pm
  • Killing Us Softly 4 – Advertising’s Image of Women
    Runtime 46 minutes
    Tuesday, April 3, at 5pm
  • Speaking in Tongues – 4 Kids. 4 Languages. 1 City. 1 World.
    Runtime 57 minutes
    Wednesday, April 18, at 6pm

The films will be shown from the library database Kanopy, which offers thousands of documentaries, training films, and theatrical releases available as streaming video.  Clips from the videos can be used in presentations, shown in class, and even embedded in course management software.

Kanopy Database, Education section screenshot

Featured Source: Calling Home, Voices of the Global Ecology Education Initiative

December 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

geei2The Fall 2017 – Winter 2018 issue of Calling Home is now available!

The site is part of the Global Ecology Education Initiative (GEEI). The Calling Home website offers updates on the educational impacts of the GEEI and other climate change awareness activities. Featured are a piece on climate action in Poland, a tribute to Lynn Margulis, and a section dedicated to grassroots leaders living an earth-centered ethic.

These voices are truly global in nature, detailing efforts within Indonesia, Peru, the United States, and Tanzania, among others.  References are included as sources for further reading.

Featured Source:
Calling Home: Voices of the Global Ecology Education Initiative

Faculty Video/Audio Recording Studio Room 401a

December 11th, 2017 in

Faculty interested in creating digital content have access to this facility located on the fourth floor (Room 401-A) of Mugar Library.

In order to use the recording studio, faculty must first sign up for a consultation session with an educational technologist at Educational Technology Consulting.

If you are already familiar with the facility and would like to check availability and reserve time, this link will take you to a record within BULSearch; after logging in, you will see this:

3) Click on Request to see this:


4) Here you can Check availability  and/or reserve the space. The Circulation Desk has the key to the room.

For more information, including a video overview and sample recordings, please see the BU TechWeb page Faculty Recording Studio at Mugar Library.

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

December 5th, 2017 in Feature

24 hrs_INSTA_BaikBeginning Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 am, through Thursday, December 21 at midnight, 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!

Cheng is Inaugural Moustakas Chair Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics

November 30th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Upon Professor Ji-Xin Cheng’s appointment to the College of Engineering last summer, he was named the inaugural holder of the endowed Theodore Moustakas Professorship in Photonics and Optoelectronics. Earlier this month, Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen gathered Cheng, his chair’s namesake, Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Photonics and Optoelectronics Theodore Moustakas (MSE, ECE), and other colleagues to celebrate the latter’s legacy and the former’s appointment. More…

Pathways to full text access

November 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Found a search result without full text attached? Try this!

First, identify the resource type of the item. Is it an article, book, dissertation, an association report, or a government document? The next place to look for full text access depends on the type.

Try the methods below for various resource types.

  • If it is an article, keep the citation handy (open a new browser window, for instance) and search for the journal name in BU Libraries Search. Then look at the journal record closely for our full electronic or print access to that source.
  • If it is a book that is checked out or that BU does not own, try BU WorldCat Discovery.
  • If it is a dissertation, look in our databases list for ProQuest Dissertations and Theses; full text is often available there.
  • If it is an association report or government document, don’t forget to try Google; many of these are available freely.

If you’re still having trouble finding what you need, contact a librarian–we’re here to help!