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Getting Started with OpenRefine

September 21st, 2017

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

OpenRefine (originally Google Refine) is a free, open source tool with powerful features to help you clean and transform your data. Following Data Carpentry's OpenRefine lesson this introduction to Open Refine will cover: + What OpenRefine is and why you should use it + OpenRefine's major features + How to launch OpenRefine and... Read the rest of this entry »

Bloomberg Market Concepts Program

September 19th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

The Pardee Management Library provides access to the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) program.  BMC is an eight hour self-paced e-learning course that provides users with an introduction to the financial markets and basic Bloomberg functionality.  This program consists of four modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities.  Upon completion... Read the rest of this entry »

Workshops on Citation & Reference Management

September 18th, 2017

in Mugar Memorial Library

Would you like to learn how to create a bibliography or references page in a matter of seconds? Are you interested in finding ways to store and share your research? If the answer is “yes,” we invite you to attend one or more of the Citation Management Workshops that will... Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Upcoming Library Research Sessions at Pardee Library

September 13th, 2017

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library

The Pardee Library will be offering a series of 4 research sessions during the fall semester: (1) Intro to Pardee Library Resources (2) Company & Industry Information (3) Marketing & Demographic Data (4) Financial Databases The first session Intro to Pardee Library Resources will provide an overview of library sources available to students and will... 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 Back! ~ From the African Studies Library

September 8th, 2017

in African Studies Library

We wish you a warm welcome back to campus! We’re excited to see familiar faces and meet those of you who are new. Please stop by the African Studies Library here on the 6th floor of Mugar sometime soon! Faculty, we have begun scheduling library instruction sessions with many of... Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research

September 5th, 2017

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using... Read the rest of this entry »

Libraries open on Labor Day, September 4th

September 1st, 2017

Many of the BU Libraries will be open Labor Day (Monday, September 4). For information regarding a particular library schedule over Labor Day weekend, please consult the Hours page or phone the library directly. Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States and Canada in honor of working people. Read the rest of this entry »