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What’s New in BU Libraries Search for Fall 2017

September 18th, 2017

in Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Stone Science Library

We'd like to introduce some new features in the BU Libraries Search to help streamline and personalize your search results. It's now easier to limit searches and filter your results. Start with your search, then select a filter such as Peer-Reviewed Articles. You can then lock this filter to apply this... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Organization with Spreadsheets

September 14th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Good data organization is the foundation of any research project. We organize data in spreadsheets in the ways that we as humans want to work with the data, but computers require that data be organized in particular ways. In order to use tools that make computation more efficient, such as... Read the rest of this entry »

Data Services Workshops

September 11th, 2017

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

Data Services is offering the following workshops. All of the workshops are open to the entire BU community and are free! All of the workshops will be in the Estin Room (room 302) in the Mugar Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue).   Date Title Time Location Register More Information 9/20 Increasing Openness and Reproducibility 9:00-12:00 Estin Room (302), Mugar Library Register More Information 9/21 Data Organization in... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 28th, 2017

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... Read the rest of this entry »

Boston University Libraries 2016 Survey Report

April 17th, 2017

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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, Read the rest of this entry »

Fake News: Discerning Fact from Fiction

February 28th, 2017

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

Are you having trouble distinguishing “fake news” from real news? Don’t worry, you are not alone and BU Librarians are here to assist you! To help distinguish fake news from real news, check out our Fake News & News Bias research guide. You might be wondering: what implications does this have for education? According to this NPR article, a Stanford study demonstrates how... Read the rest of this entry »

Write-Ins @ Mugar – Seniors Honors Thesis

February 1st, 2017

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

Weekly Honors Senior Thesis Write-Ins Having trouble making time to write your thesis? Want to build a regular writing schedule for your thesis? Join us every Monday from 6 pm to 8pm at Mugar Library, 3rd floor - Room 302. Writing tutor and librarian available. Bring your laptop / writing tablet and your coffee. ... Read the rest of this entry »

MyPrint Changes

January 18th, 2017

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

All printers on the IS&T MyPrint network, including those at Mugar Library, were updated over intersession. Printers in Mugar are now located on the first, second, and third floors and also in the basement. With this change the MyPrint Center on the first floor of Mugar is now closed. Additional MyPrint... Read the rest of this entry »

Open Textbook Workshop for Faculty, February 9

January 17th, 2017

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

Are you a faculty member concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Are you searching for open educational content that you can freely use, edit, and distribute? Explore open textbook solutions at the BU Libraries' Open Textbook Workshop and receive a $400 stipend for reviewing an... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Libraries Search has a new look

January 6th, 2017

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

The BU Libraries are excited to announce a new interface for the BU Libraries Search. While the search functionality remains the same, the new design brings a cleaner, contemporary look and feel that works consistently across all devices. In this new interface, you can execute basic searches or create custom... Read the rest of this entry »