Pardee Library: Commencement Week Hours

May 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Pardee Library will be open the following hours during Commencement Week (May 13 – 21):

Photo by Mark Ramsay

Saturday, May 13 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 14 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 19 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 20 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 21 (Commencement) 12 pm – 9 pm
Summer hours will begin on May 22.

Congratulations graduates!

February 2017 Featured New Books

May 8th, 2017 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.

as-i-see-it branding-in-five built-to-grow business-of-creativity

corporate-governance-corporate-social digital-matrix excellence-in-managing future-workplace-experience

hiring-for-attitude hopping-over-the  lehman-brothers  mutlicaptial-scorecard

narratives-of-crisis  nonprofits-and-government  politics-of-energy woo-wow-win

Ebooks

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.

behavioral-finance-where-do business-and-entrepreneurship-Saudia-Arabia china's-mobile-economy clash-of-generations

customer-experience-branding dialogues-on-mobile-communication handbook-of-research innovation-race

leadership-in-the-eye leadership-lessons-for leading-with-character-and-competence practice-of-integrity

preserving-the-promise quest-for-exceptional-leadership real-options-in-energy rewardng-performance

2016 Survey Report

May 3rd, 2017 in


In March 2016 the BU Libraries Assessment Committee surveyed BU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with current library services and resources.  The quantitative and qualitative data have been analyzed and the results are now available in our Survey Report.

The report covers findings from the survey about the libraries’ collections, including opinions on the resources provided by the libraries, their use, and how they are found; the support the libraries provide for research at BU; the libraries’ support of teaching and learning at BU; and the libraries as physical locations for study, collaboration, accessing the collection, and assistance. A technical appendix describing survey methodology and details on the assumptions behind the statistics is included in the report.

The Committee wishes to thank to all of the students and faculty who have taken our surveys. The response rates were terrific and the data helps to drive real improvements to the BU libraries system. Below are some of the winners of the iPad mini prizes.

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

April 27th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized


Donut Wait to StudyConcentrate Mugar Open 24 HoursBeginning Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 am, through Friday, May 12 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours.

Between the hours of midnight and 6:00 am, access to the library will be limited to currently registered Boston University students. All six floors of the library will be available for study space. Please note that after midnight, library services such as the Research Center and most circulation services, 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 Avenue in front of the GSU Plaza, with drop-offs at any on-campus location. If you have any questions, please contact Mugar Library Security 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.

For detailed information about library hours and study spaces during exams, please visit:  Extended Hours & Study Spaces Through Finals

Good luck on your finals!

 

National Academies Press Education Collection

April 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized

napThe National Academies Press (NAP) offers its entire PDF catalog of books for free!

The press is the publishing arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the National Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, and publishes books and reports that scientists, educators, and policy makers rely on.

Their Education collection is an outstanding source for current issues. A free account registration is required. Costs listed on the site are often for the purchase of physical copies.

These items are discoverable in BU Libraries Search.

Boston University Libraries 2016 Survey Report

April 17th, 2017 in Feature, Uncategorized


In the spring of 2016, the Boston University libraries surveyed BU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with library services and resources.

This report covers findings from the survey about the libraries’ collections, including opinions on the resources provided by the libraries, their use, and how they are found; the support the libraries provide for research at BU; the libraries’ support of teaching and learning at BU; and the libraries as physical locations for study, collaboration, accessing the collection, and assistance. A technical appendix describing survey methodology and details on the assumptions behind the statistics is included in the report.

Featured Guide: International Business & Country Information

April 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized


international-1952464_960_720The newly reorganized International Business & Country Information guide is a great starting point for conducting international business research.  This guide includes a wide variety of country information sources such as country snapshots and statistics, finance, and global trade.  The resources can be searched by country or by region.  The guide also includes some of the more popular resources for country information, such as Economist Intelligence Unit, OECD iLibrary, International Financial Statistics and World Development Indicators.

If you are researching another business-related topic, please consult the full list of Pardee Library Research Guides to help you get started.

For assistance with your research, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

Patriots Day- April 17- Library Hours

April 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized


Paul_Revere_waiting_for_the_signal_from_the_Old_North_Church_Tower_(64455)Many of the BU libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, April 17.  For information regarding a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.

This Massachusetts state holiday (also observed in Maine) commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 and is celebrated with parades and other festivities throughout the Commonwealth.  This holiday also features the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest running event.

Drop-In Cite-a-Thon @ PERL, 4/10 and 4/13

April 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized

banner_laptops

Do you have a final paper coming up? Are you worried the sources are not cited correctly in APA format? We are here to help!

On April 10 and April 13, come by the PERL computer lab between 3PM and 5PM to get expert advice on the APA 6th edition. These two workshops will begin with a brief overview of the style lead by our  Education Librarian. Then the remainder of the workshop time will be devoted to your work, with the opportunity to ask specific questions on APA citations. All are welcome, please drop by.

What: Cite-a-Thon Workshops
When: April 10, 3-5PM and April 13, 3-5PM
Where: Pickering Library Computer Lab/e-Classroom

Please RSVP here.

 

 

Workshops on Citation & Reference Management

April 5th, 2017 in Feature


Citation management workshopsWould you like to learn how to create a bibliography or references page in a matter of seconds? Are you interested in finding ways to store and share your research? If the answer is “yes,” we invite you to attend any or all of the Citation Management Workshops listed below.

Introduction to Zotero
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Introduction to Mendeley
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Introduction to RefWorks
Estin Room (Mugar 302): 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017

To register for these workshops, or to learn more about citation management tools at Boston University, please visit our Create Bibliographies Research Guide.