In the Art Gallery: Jim Cain - Opening Reception on Wed. 4/30

April 15, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery

Now showing in the McGladrey Art Gallery is a collection of paintings titled “Counterpoise” by artist Jim Cain. The exhibit will be on view April 7 through May 16, 2014. All are invited to attend the opening reception on Wednesday, April 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jim Cain
Counterpoise
April 7 – May 16, 2014

Pendulum by Jim Cain

Pendulum
Acrylic on canvas, 2013, 53” x 44”

Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
light refreshments will be served

 

Easter & Patriots' Day Holiday Hours: April 19-21

April 14, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

clockPlease note that we have made changes to our hours for the Easter and Patriots’ Day holidays. On Sunday, April 20, we will open late at 1:00 p.m. and close early at 9:00 p.m. On Monday, April 21, we will open late at 10:00 a.m. and close at our normal closing time – 2:00 a.m.

The Deloitte Cafe/Einstein’s has also adjusted their hours on Sunday and Monday.

Saturday, April 19:
library: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
cafe: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 20:
library: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
cafe: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 21:
library: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
cafe: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more  information about the library or cafe hours, please view our hours calendar. Have a great long weekend!

Database of the Month: ProQuest Psychology Journals

April 11, 2014 by Nicholas · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

ProQuest Psychology Journals

Looking for a scholarly journal article for your psychology class?  ProQuest Psychology Journals is the perfect database for you. ProQuest Psychology Journals provides indexing to over a 1000 journals in a range of psychological disciplines, many of them in full text. The psychological disciplines covered in ProQuest Psychology Journals include behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, personality, physiological, psychobiology, psychometrics, and social psychology.  Many of the articles contain graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, and photos which can be quite useful in papers and presentations.

In addition to psychology, ProQuest Psychology Journals also covers some related disciplines and subject areas, such as genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, and social welfare.

The coverage for ProQuest Psychology Journals runs from 1971 to the present.

Some of the important, high impact journals included in this database are:

The American Journal of Psychiatry
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Development and Psychopathology
The Psychological Record

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When searching for psychology articles you can limit by the age group you are researching.  These include newborn, infant, preschool child, child, adolescent, adult, middle aged, and aged.

You can also limit yourself to articles published in scholarly or peer reviewed journals or those available in full text only.

 

ProQuest Psychology Journals search screen

ProQuest Psychology Journals can be accessed from our Databases A-Z page and our Psychology & Sociology databases page.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to an important research database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases) please Ask a Librarian. If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please contact the Reference staff at refdesk@bentley.edu.

 

New Books, Movies, TV Shows & Audiobooks Added in March

April 2, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

Check out our newest books, eBooks, audiobooks and movies!  Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the March new acquisitions lists by subject or format.   When you see something you want, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.  To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, please visit our OverDrive collection.

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Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Want to be the first to know about new arrivals?  Follow us on Pinterest! We pin new popular reading, new audiobooks and new DVDs throughout the month as they are added to the library’s collection.

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Market Research Handbooks from Richard K. Miller Now Online

March 27, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

The library has added another new online resource for consumer market research – Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) Market Research Handbooks.  Each of these comprehensive handbooks includes market segmentation, forecasts, sector trends and statistics.  Handbooks available include:

  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Casinos, Gaming & Wagering
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook
  • Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook
  • International Consumer Markets
  • Leisure Market Research Handbook
  • Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook
  • Retail Business Market Research Handbook
  • Sports Marketing
  • Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook

Access the Richard K. Miller & Associates handbooks via the Databases A-ZMarketing Databases, Companies & Industries Databases and International Business web pages.

New Database for Company Research: Mergent Online

March 25, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

The library is happy to announce that we are now subscribing to Mergent Online, a key resource for company and industry information. Those of you familiar with the Mergent Manuals (formerly Moody’s Manuals), know that Mergent provides comprehensive information and data for 15,000 U.S. public companies and 20,000 non-U.S. public companies. Coverage includes inactive companies, on both the U.S. and international exchanges. Mergent Online also provides access to the D&B 20 Million Plus Private Company database.  Mergent BondViewer contains a wide-range of bond data, involving both issuer and issue-level terms and conditions for U.S. taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.mergent-online

Company Information & Data

  • Business summary, company history and corporate news
  • Property – a list of property owned by the company
  • Subsidiaries – percentage owned and geographic location
  • Long-term debt, capital stock and earnings estimates
  • Company financials, annual reports & government filings
  • Business segments – the business and geographic revenue analyses for major segments of the company’s business operations
  • Executives –  details various aspects of the company’s Officers, Directors, and Committees
  • Ownership – information on the top institutional holders of active U.S. traded companies, the top 25 equity holdings of each institution’s portfolios, insider transactions and holdings
  • Competitors – U.S. and global

Equity Reports

Mergent’s Ford Equity Research Reports offer earnings and activity projections for 4,000 large and mid-cap U.S. companies. Each report offers buy, hold and sell recommendations for the company and peers.

Industry Reports

Mergent Industry Reports provide analysis of 24 of the largest global industries, with coverage for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Each report describes the market environment, industry landscape and key market trends.

Company-to-Industry Comparison Reports

Create reports which compare your selected company against a number of competitors within the same industry by using the industry average, the total revenues of the companies, and a variety of company details.

Custom Mergent Reports

Download company reports using Mergent’s predefined report options (Full Company Report, Company Details Report, Financial Details Report) or create a custom report by selecting specific data items from the Company Details, Pricing Information, Company Financials, Executives and News sections.  All reports can be exported in Word, Excel, PDF or HTML formats.

Bond Search

Mergent BondViewer contains a wide-range of bond data, involving both issuer and issue-level terms and conditions for U.S. taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.

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Access Mergent Online via the Databases A-Z page and the Companies & Industries and International Business databases pages.

Database of the Month: Gale Leisure Collections (InfoTrac)

March 21, 2014 by Hope · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

InfoTrac has created a collection of databases suited to searching journal articles and reference book chapters on topics in culinary arts, gardening, landscape design, horticulture, hospitality, tourism and leisure.

There are over 2,000 journals in these three databases – Culinary Arts, Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture and Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure.  Not all articles are full text, but by searching for a particular title under Publication Search, you will be able to determine if there is a delay in availability for a particular journal or magazine.  These databases are a rich blend of leisure and scholarly content. You will find industry information, travel guides, adult and children’s leisure reading magazines, textbooks, recipes, videos, web blogs, and government publications.

gale-culinary

The Culinary Arts Collection includes more than 300 major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and 20 Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, industry information, and instruction for the practitioner.

The Culinary Arts Collection searches 287 journal publications, including some familiar full-text titles:

  • About Wine
  • Bon Appetit
  • Art Culinaire
  • Cheese Market News
  • Country Living
  • Food Policy
  • Gourmet
  • House Beautiful
  • Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Restaurant Business
  • Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
  • Vegetarian Times

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Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture contains 3,839,147 articles published between 1980 and the present in scientific, trade, and popular journals, and government publications.  Some full-text journal and book chapters include:

  • Agricultural Research
  • Botanical Review (The)
  • Endangered Species Bulletin
  • Horticulture Magazine
  • Mother Earth News
  • Natural History
  • Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • Ornamental Horticulture, Science, Operations & Management, 3rd ed. (2001)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Plant Ecology
  • Sunset
  • Victorian Naturalist (The)

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure contains 1,446 publications covering cultural and economic aspects of tourism and leisure activities in industry journals, travel guides and magazines. Such publications are:

  • Backpacker
  • Battlefields of the Civil War, Vols. 1 & 2 (2001)
  • Better Nutrition
  • Beverage Industry
  • Business Travel News
  • Fodor’s Travel Guides
  • Hotel Management
  • Leisure & Travel Week
  • Specialty Coffee Retailer
  • Travel Weekly

The Gale Leisure Collection is available through the Bentley Library’s Databases A to Z listing. For further assistance using the Gale Leisure Collection, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to an important research database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases) please Ask a Librarian. If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please contact the Reference Desk.

Spring Break Hours: March 8 -16

March 5, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

It may not feel like spring, but at least we have Spring Break!  The library hours during the break will be:

suitcaseSaturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9:
CLOSED

Monday, March 10 – Thursday, March 13:
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 14:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 15:
CLOSED

Sunday, March 16:
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

The Deloitte Cafe will be closed for the duration of spring break – Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 16.

The library and cafe will resume regular hours on Monday, March 17, 2014. To view more information about our hours please check the online hours calendarHave a wonderful Spring Break!

February’s New Arrivals: Books, eBooks, Movies & Audiobooks

March 3, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The February new acquisitions have been posted!  Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the lists by subject or format. If something catches your eye, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, please visit our OverDrive collection.

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Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Want to be the first to know about new arrivals?  Follow us on Pinterest! We pin new popular reading, new audiobooks and new DVDs throughout the month as they are added to the library’s collection.

In the Art Gallery: “you will love this some day” by Tim McCool

February 26, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

The current show in the McGladrey Art Gallery is titled “you will love this some day” by artist Tim McCool. The exhibit will be on view February 24 – April 4, 2014. All are invited to attend the opening reception on Wednesday, February 26, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tim McCool
you will love this some day
February 24 – April 4, 2014

Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
light refreshments will be served

Still Life (You and me) by Tim McCool

Still Life (You and me), 2014

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