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Kanopy Streaming Video Changes

December 13th, 2018

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On December 24, Boston University Libraries will change how it acquires streaming films from Kanopy.  Going forward, all Kanopy streaming films must be requested and purchased by the libraries.  Films that have already been purchased will remain available until the end of their licenses. Faculty who wish to use streaming film... Read the rest of this entry »

Find open access in BU Libraries Search with unpaywall

October 24th, 2018

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The ability to link to open access resources just got easier thanks to the addition of unpaywall to BU Libraries Search. To get access to open access versions of articles, look for the “Open Access available via unpaywall” link in your search results. Information about this and other new features in the... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 24th, 2018

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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... Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Mugar Book Club

July 2nd, 2018

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Join the Mugar Book Club, meeting electronically this summer on Facebook! We’re reading How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Lead by our fabulous Mugar Orientation Ambassadors, BU students Rebecca Strong Garcia, Kate Monroe, and Naveen Imin, we’ll discuss everything from the portrayal of identity and race... Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th – Libraries Closed

June 29th, 2018

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All BU libraries will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018. For information regarding a particular library schedule next week, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on... Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. K. Matthew Dames appointed University Librarian

May 17th, 2018

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Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced the appointment of Dr. K. Matthew Dames as the next University Librarian on May 15: http://www.bu.edu/provost/2018/05/15/selection-of-dr-k-matthew-dames-as-boston-university-librarian/ And BU Today profiled the new University Librarian on May 18: http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/k-matthew-dames-appointed-new-university-librarian/

Winter Intersession Hours

December 18th, 2017

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All 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... Read the rest of this entry »

Jekyll and GitHub Pages

November 10th, 2017

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If you are interested in setting up a free website that is easy to maintain and preservable you will want to attend this session. Using the Programming Historian's lesson "Building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub Pages" this session will provide you with the basic tools needed to build... Read the rest of this entry »

Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix

November 3rd, 2017

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Working with large data sets in numerous files requires rethinking how you approach your initial analysis. Using the Programming Historian lesson "Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix" this session will give you a few tools to analyze your data sets in a way that simply cannot be done using... Read the rest of this entry »

Using Wget for automated downloading

October 27th, 2017

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Downloading files from websites is a routine part of research today. However, too many researchers spend precious time clicking and downloading items one at a time. Wget is a command line tool researchers can use to automate downloading files from websites, archives, and other online sources. This session will use... Read the rest of this entry »