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Kanopy Streaming Video Changes

December 13th, 2018

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

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 »

Therapy Dogs Come to Mugar

December 12th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

Finals are here, which means you should visit Mugar to play with therapy dogs! De-stress with the dogs on Thursday and Saturday this week. You can book a playdate by emailing mugardogs@gmail.com.

Community Decisions Backed by Data

December 12th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a group dedicated to improving neighborhood outcomes through a variety of projects undertaken with local partners. The NNIP currently has many programs that feature data that impact on or derive from the field of  education. For example, a project called Mobilizing Data-Driven Local Outreach for... Read the rest of this entry »

Top 4 most useful search tips

December 6th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

These search tips will work in many different databases, including BU Libraries Search, Google, and many of our subscription sources like JSTOR. 1. Surround your terms in quotes if you're looking for an exact title or some meaningful phrase. "review of educational research" 2. There are usually many slightly different words to describe... Read the rest of this entry »

Science & Engineering Library End-of-Semester Hours

December 5th, 2018

in Science and Engineering Library

The Science & Engineering Library will be open Extended Hours during the Study Period before Finals Week.  The library's hours for December 10 - 21 are listed below.  Mugar Library is also open extended hours during the Study Period and through Finals Week. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 10-13 8 am - 12 midnight Friday-Sunday, Dec. Read the rest of this entry »

Mugar Library: Extended Exam Hours

December 3rd, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

Beginning Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 am, through Friday, December 21 at 11:00 pm, Mugar Memorial Library will be open 24 hours. During late night/early morning hours, access to the library will be restricted to currently enrolled Boston University students with a BU ID (Terrier card). All six floors of... Read the rest of this entry »

Citing Sources & Creating Bibliographies

November 28th, 2018

in Mugar Memorial Library

If you need help citing your sources, be sure to consult the library's Citing Your Sources research guide. This guide will help you locate some of the most frequently used style manuals and provides links to a few subject specific citation guides. Also, if you are interested in using a bibliographic... Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami and Arabic Manuscripts of Senegal

November 28th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Here's a great blog post from one of our Digital Scholarship Services (DiSC) librarians, Eleni Castro, on a project she has been working on: Re-posted with permission from The British Library’s “Endangered Archives Blog” (original post). The Endangered Archives Programme funded this digital preservation project (EAP 1042), and is supported by... Read the rest of this entry »

How are materials arranged in the Pickering Library?

November 27th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This is certainly not a bad question: in fact, the answer is a little complicated. Books and other materials in Pickering are arranged into particular sections. Check out our floor plan and the bullet points below to see our sections. Education = Teaching guides and other scholarly books (aka our "education... Read the rest of this entry »

Pardee Library Final Exam Hours

November 27th, 2018

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

Pardee Library will be open extended hours during final exams. The hours for December 13 – 21 are listed below. Mugar Library is also holding extended hours. Thursday, December 13 8 am – 11 pm Friday, December 14 8 am – 6 pm Saturday, December 15 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, December 16 10 am – midnight Monday, Read the rest of this entry »