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Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 31st, 2014

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

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. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection and... Read the rest of this entry »

New Computers and Electrical Outlets

August 28th, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

This summer, the Science & Engineering Library has added fourteen additional public computers for the use of students, faculty, and visitors. The new computers are on the library's first floor, next to our existing computers and across from the Circulation Desk. The library has also installed additional electrical outlets on carrels... Read the rest of this entry »

Earth and Environment’s Lucy Hutyra featured in news segment, article on WGBH Boston

August 11th, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra was recently featured in a WGBH news segment titled “How Climate Change Is Taking a Toll on Urban Trees.” In the piece, Hutyra discusses the need for more trees in urban environments to help offset high CO2 emissions.

JoVE- The Journal of Visualized Experiments

July 25th, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

JoVE is a PubMed-indexed video journal. The Libraries now subscribe to four sections of JoVE: JoVE Biology, JoVE Neuroscience, JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine and JoVE BioEngineering. JoVE is also offering free access for the rest of the summer to the JoVE Science Education: Neuroscience.

Librarians in Science Fiction & Fantasy!

July 17th, 2014

in Astronomy Library; Science and Engineering Library

There some amazing fictional libraries and "guardians of the stacks" you may wish to visit. Why not check out a "fun" summer read from the Science Library's Recreational Reading Collection  -- there are lots of scifi and popular science titles.

Blue Discovery Family Day July 13 at the New England Aquarium

July 9th, 2014

in Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library

Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling during this fun, family-friendly activity day. The theme for July 13th is Harbor Exploration. Programs highlight Aquarium favorites as well as often over-looked inhabitants. Activities are included with Aquarium admission.

Organic Chemistry Lab Procedures Online

July 8th, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

Free online organic chemistry procedures are available via OpenBU, Boston University's digital repository.  The collection of experiments is designed to provide university chemistry educators with modifiable procedures they can use in laboratory course sections.  For more information, including instructions for submitting your own experiment protocols to OpenBU, visit http://open.bu.edu/handle/2144/1415.

Happy Summer!

June 20th, 2014

in Astronomy Library; Science and Engineering Library

Saturday June 21, 2014 marks the Summer Solstice. Please read about the science behind the longest day of the year!

June 4, 2014: Bioinformatics Student-Organized Symposium

June 2nd, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

The Annual Boston University Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM in the Life Science and Engineering Building (24 Cummington Mall), LSEB B01. All interested BU students and faculty are welcome. Check out the schedule here.

Graduate Student Seminar May 9th

May 6th, 2014

in Science and Engineering Library

Kira Sullivan-Wiley and Paul Lyons will be giving talks as part of the Department of Earth & Environment's Graduate Student Seminar Series. Refreshments will be served immediately following the talks. "The roles of information, institutions, and space in disaster risk reduction” by Kira Sullivan-Wiley Kira's work looks at the way... Read the rest of this entry »