Using the New B.U. Libraries Search and Website

The new B.U. Libraries Search identifies sources regardless of format – print or electronic - since much of the libraries’ collections no longer sit on shelves. Learn about this new single unified search, which requires new approaches in thinking about how to access library resources. Understand what BU Libraries Search covers and when to use other valuable library resources. Boston University Libraries are available for all staff to use. We will use the new website to show you how to find library resources and services when you need to learn about developments in your profession, keep up with research in a field, or just increase your skills finding quality information.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to effectively use B.U. Libraries Search (bring your questions) 
  • How to use Refine My Results (facets) identifying genre, utilizing subject headings, and more
  • The types of resources in the university’s collections (as opposed to less credible resources elsewhere)
  • Sources of information prepared by expert librarians such as Research Guides
  • How to use e-Shelf utility to save searches, build bibliographies and email or export them into bibliographic management tools such as RefWorks

Who Should Attend:

  • All Boston University staff
  • Staff who want to keep up with their profession 
  • Staff who work with faculty looking for research articles, books, etc. 
  • Staff who work with students 
  • Staff taking courses or considering taking courses
Tom Casserly, Mugar Library
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pickering Educational Resources Library room Electronic Classroom, Basement level (School of Education, 2 Silber Way)