Special Library Hours for Fall Mini-Break: Sat. 10/8 – Tues. 10/11

Bentley University students will be enjoying a short break over the Columbus Day holiday weekend – Saturday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 11.  The library will remain open during this break and the Columbus Day holiday with some exceptions to our normal operating hours. The library’s hours are:

Saturday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 9
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, October 10
10:00 a.m. – midnight

Tuesday, October 11
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
(normal operating hours)

Please note that the Deloitte Café (Einstein’s) and the Help Desk will also have modified hours Saturday through Monday. For complete hours information please view the hours calendar.

On Display: Office Culture

Every office has its quirks, its characters and its particular ethos. Because people spend so much time in an office environment, often a unique culture evolves. My coworkers and I have a wall where we post funny sayings overheard in our office over the years. Other offices have slightly different conventions, such as the classic scene in the movie Office Space where the printer/fax machine is destroyed. coffeemachine
For this display, we’ve pulled together books and films that relate to office culture. Whether you are looking for titles on organizational change, personal development, leadership, effective management, teamwork, work/life balance, diversity and inclusion, generations in the workplace, and other work-related topics, you’ll find something of interest. On the lighter side, we’ve also included books on office pranks, office supplies, and some classic Dilbert comic strips to lighten up your daily workload. And yes, you can check out Office Space and watch Michael, Peter, and Samir destroy that prinstaplerter.pencil-cup

We know you’ll want to check out some of these items, so grab some Post-It notes to write down titles of interest. Or, come to the Library to browse the display, look at the entire list in the catalog (if you’d like, click the “Request it” button to place an item on hold), and/or visit the Reference Desk to see titles included in the display but not currently featured on the display units.

We aren’t necessarily advocating for extra time spent in the office, but we hope you’ll spend some time with titles from the Office Culture display.

Resume Printing for the Career Fair: Tues. 9/27 & Wed. 9/28

In conjunction with the SGA and the Library, Client Services has configured three printers in the Library and one printer in the Student Center to accommodate printing resumes for the Bentley Career Fair.

Where

The following locations will have resume paper in the printer trays and be dedicated to resume printing only:

  • Print Room 120 in the Library (main floor, near the rest rooms)
  • Printer 1 in the Business Center of the Student Center

When

The printers will be stocked with resume paper 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27   4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28.

How

In order to submit a print job to print your resume, you will need to send it to the FalconResume print queue. This print queue is available on the library’s computers. You may add the FalconResume queue to your personal computer following the instructions provided in the email you received from Client Services.

Cost & Other Details

  • The printers will be configured for single-sided printing as the default.
  • The color rate of 24 cents per page will be charged for printing.
  • Resume paper is available in limited quantities – please print only what you need for the Career Fair.

If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk — call 781.891.3122, email helpdesk@bentley.edu or visit the Help Desk in person on the lower level of the library.

Have a great day at the Career Fair!

Database of the Month - Uniworld Online

Uniworld Online is an online business directory that began as two print directories: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States. It provides information on headquarters, subsidiaries, and branches (including retail locations) of multinational firms that have offices in more than one country.

Both public aUniworldnd private companies are included.

Users often turn to Uniworld to locate corporate hierarchy and/or contact information, develop a list of desired companies for job-seeking purposes, generate sales leads, and to find out the location of a company’s worldwide offices.

Search Keys

The search interface is straightforward, with clearly labeled search boxes. Ways of searching include:

  • Keyword
  • Type of company: public or private
  • Hierarchy status: parent, domestic subsidiary or international subsidiary
  • Country: Domestic or international location of headquarters
  • Industry code: NAICS code from 2 to 6 digits
  • Zip/postal code: exact domestic/international code or within a specified radius
  • Other geography: states/provinces within international countries
  • Other business elements: Revenue or number of employees

Search Results

Directory information for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Directory information for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

In addition to standard directory information such as address, website, email and telephone numbers, each company entry includes relevant NAICS codes (useful if you’re conducting company or industry research) and, in the case of retailers, information about local branches (listed as subsidiaries).

Save Searches

Uniworld allows you to save searches using the “My Account” feature. Bentley provides a common user account to which searches can be saved, and searches stay in the account until the user deletes them.

Database Help

Uniworld provides a user guide that walks you through using the database. Report samples of Web, PDF and Excel files are also available for viewing.

Connect to this Database

Please visit the Uniworld Online page to start your research. Please note that this resource is available for on-campus users only.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a database available from the Library’s website, 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 contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using this form.

New Research Guide: American Political Elections (w/ Election '16 Resources)

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Election Day 2016 is fast approaching!  A new guide from the library “American Political Elections” not only provides information on elections in the United States but also highlights Presidential Election 2016 resources that can help you keep up to date until you cast your vote on November 8th.

Find information such as:

  • Links to candidate websites
  • Dates and times for the televised debates
  • Voting information
  • Sources of election news coverage

However, it’s not just the presidential election that will be decided on November 8th! State and local elections are also taking place including congressional races. See the “Voting” section to find out how to get connected to your state’s voter resources where you can find out registration deadlines, polling places, how to get an absentee ballot, information on the local elections, and more!

 

Image Credit: U.S. Flag. By jnn1776, 2009, (Flickr). Used under Creative Commons License BY-SA 2.0.