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Featured database: Education Week

August 3rd, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Education Week is a high quality, nationally popular source focusing on K-12 news and education policy.  Our full premium access to edweek.org includes the latest news (updated daily), research, and commentary from the K-12 world. Brief ed-tech videos can be shared and embedded, and special reports and research on special... Read the rest of this entry »

Google Scholar Releases 2020 Metrics

July 20th, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Google has released the 2020 edition of Google Scholar Metrics. This ranking of important scholarly journals is available across many disciplines and relevant subcategories. You can find nearly all of the ranked journals in BU Libraries Search. For more details on the 2020 release, including their important inclusion guidelines, see... Read the rest of this entry »

2020 Kids Count Data Book

July 6th, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The 2020 Kids Count Data Book is newly available for use by researchers.  Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases this important report about children in the United States. This edition of the Data Book assesses trends in the overall health and well-being of children before the coronavirus pandemic... Read the rest of this entry »

RefWorks: a great way to organize and share references

June 25th, 2020

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

RefWorks is an outstanding web-based bibliography management tool which allows you to collect, arrange and edit citations, footnotes, and other items for your bibliographies from any device with internet access.  This easy to use service helps produce properly formatted in-text references and create citations and bibliographies in many different output styles, including APA 7th... Read the rest of this entry »

Summer and Fall 2020 Course Reserves

June 19th, 2020

in Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

BU Libraries is actively fulfilling reserves requests for electronic materials for Summer and Fall 2020 courses. Consistent with the resumption of our scanning service, the Libraries will resume fulfilling electronic reserves requests for items in our physical collection that need to be scanned beginning on Monday, June 29, at 9... Read the rest of this entry »

The Confronting Anti-Black Racism Collection

June 8th, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Confronting Anti-Black Racism Collection published by PBS Learning Media is a set of curricular materials for students in grades 6-12.  PBS, in conjunction with a journalism organisation known as Student Reporting Labs, is now looking to get student responses on video in this important moment, after the death of... Read the rest of this entry »

First-year Teacher’s Survival Guide, 4th ed.

May 26th, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This award-winning book is now available in its fourth edition within BU Libraries Search, as an eBook. Notably, this new edition includes downloadable forms, assessments of student achievement, techniques for motivating students and encouraging a growth mindset, and working with new technologies. The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and... Read the rest of this entry »

eJournal Spotlight: Bilingual Research Journal

May 19th, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

Boston University Libraries offers access to a critical source, the Bilingual Research Journal (a journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education), through a current subscription. In the library's record, click through the Taylor & Francis Journals Complete link for the best access. This key peer-reviewed serial is published by Routledge and is indexed in many... Read the rest of this entry »

Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play

May 2nd, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

This eBook available within the BU Libraries' ProQuest Ebook Central collection focuses on policy, intervention, and participation in youth sports.  A part of the Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society series, the two editors have guided the 24 contributing authors to create a well-rounded look at such topics as... Read the rest of this entry »

Database spotlight: APA PsycTESTS

April 22nd, 2020

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

The PsycTESTS database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), and provides descriptive summaries and the full text, when available, for thousands of non-commercial psychological tests and measures. Also provided are summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher. It includes a wide variety of test types in... Read the rest of this entry »