Print Your Resume for Career Fair Here!

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

When

The printers will be stocked with higher quality paper 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27.

Where

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

  • Print Room 120 in the library (main floor, near the restrooms) – 2 black & white printers
  • Printer 1 in the Business Center of the Student Center

How

Send your print job to the FalconResume print queue. This print queue will be available on the library’s computers starting at 2:30 p.m on Tuesday, September 26th.  You can add the FalconResume queue to your personal computer following the instructions provided in the email you receive from Client Services.

Cost & Other Details

  • The printers will be configured for single-sided printing as the default.
  • 24 cents per page will be charged for printing.
  • The higher quality 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!

S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage: New Name, Content, and Interface!

Introducing the new and improved NetAdvantage database!

The Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage database has a new name, more content, and a refreshed interface. Now called S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage, the database presents with a dashboard view that may be familiar to regular users of the full version of the Capital IQ database offered at the Trading Room. But, please don’t confuse S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage with the full version of Capital IQ – they are two different resources!

S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage retains the same key S&P resources our users have come to rely on (e.g. industry surveys and stock reports), but brings new research content and tools.

Key features retained from the old NetAdvantage database:

  • Industry Surveys for more than 40 industries are still available, and we now have expanded access to international surveys for selected industries. The surveys continue to be published 2x per year and their format remains the same, but you will notice that they are now called CFRA Industry Surveys. Archived surveys are available back to 1999 unless a survey is a new title. There are two ways to retrieve an industry survey:
    • click the [Industry Surveys] button in the top menu, then choose from the list of industries
    • search for a company to retrieve the company profile, then click [Industry Surveys] in the left navigation bar to retrieve the relevant industry survey
  • Stock Reports also continue to be available, but are now found in the Equity Research section of a company profile. When viewing a company profile, click [Equity Research] in the left navigation bar, then select the CFRA Equity Research Report.

Key features added to the new NetAdvantage database:

  • expanded company universe of private and public companies (over 3 million)
  • new investment research from third party research providers (when viewing a company profile select “Investment Research”; also available under the “Investment Research” tab)
  • new industry data sets with benchmarks and key ratios (available under the “Markets” tab)
  • new drill-downs to sub-industry data, including key stats and ratios and financial operating metrics (available under the “Markets” tab > “refine industries”)
  • financial data items with new embedded audit trails to see how an item is derived
  • new chart builder tool
  • any screen can now be downloaded to Excel, Word, or as a PDF

Research example: Tesla

  • Start by using the search box to retrieve a company profile for Tesla. Note the navigation links on the left side of the screen to additional research, including equity research, investment research, industry surveys, financials, peer analysis, and news.
Tesla company profile
Company profile for Tesla, Inc. Click to view larger image.
  • To retrieve Tesla’s stock report, click [Equity Research] in the left navigation bar, then select the Tesla, Inc. CFRA Equity Research Report.
Tesla stock report
CFRA Stock Report for Tesla. Click to view larger image.
  • To find additional analysis from brokerage firms click the link to the [Investment Research] section.
Tesla investment research report
Investment research report for Tesla. Click to view larger image.
  • Research Tesla’s industry by clicking [Industry Survey]. Select the CFRA Industry Survey.
automobile industry survey
CRFA Industry Survey for Automobiles
  • Build a chart for Tesla. Customize the time period/date range, choose metrics, and add annotations if desired (e.g. filings, announcements, distress indicators, etc.). The “Compare” feature enables you to compare additional entities against your primary entity. Watch this chart builder video tutorial for more information about using chart builder.
Tesla stock price chart
Tesla stock price and volume with annotations for filings and transactions.

How to Access

Access S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage from the library’s Databases A-Z page.

Get Help

On any screen, select [Help] in the top right corner to learn more about that feature of the database. If you have questions or would like additional help, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library database, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

New at the Library! Books, Movies, TV Shows & Audiobooks

new aquisitions

The new acquisitions lists for August are now available! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Improve Your Writing With Help From the ESOL Center and Writing Center

The Writing Center and the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center are now accepting appointments for the fall semester. Don’t wait until the last minute! Start the semester off right by utilizing these valuable resources. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. See below for more information about their services, hours and appointments.

 

ESOL Center
schedule appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center. Due to high demand, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online. You may also call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.

Fall 2017 Hours
Opens Tuesday, September 5

Monday       9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday       9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday     9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday         10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Writing Center
schedule appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Tutors will act as a sounding board for ideas, review a draft, help you make sense of a professor’s comments on previous papers, or talk about writing in general. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment online, but you may also call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a tutor is available.

Fall 2017 Hours
Limited hours Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Friday Sept. 8.
Regular hours start Monday, September 11

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. –  10:00 p.m.

Labor Day Holiday Weekend Hours: Sat. 9/2 – Mon. 9/4

Please note the following changes to the library’s hours during the Labor Day holiday weekend. We will have reduced hours on Sunday, September 3. On Monday, September 4, the library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Saturday, September 2
(regular hours)
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 3
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 4
CLOSED

The library will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.  For complete information about the library, cafe and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

Library Hours for Fall 2017

Welcome back, Falcons! Ready for the fall semester? Stop by, call, chat, or email us if you have any questions. The library’s regular fall semester hours are:

Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please note that our hours will change during the Labor Day holiday weekend, Fall Mini-Break, and Thanksgiving break.  You can view the library, cafe and Help Desk hours for the entire semester in our hours calendar.

Have a great semester!

Passport to the Library, New Student Open House, Fri. 8/25, 1:00-4:30pm

Passport to the Bentley Library
Open House for New Students
Friday, August 25
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to Bentley, new students! The staff of the Bentley Library are excited to help you have a great first year.

All new students – first years, exchange students, transfer students, and new grad students – are invited to the library’s open house event, Passport to the Bentley Library, on Friday, August 25th. Check in at the the arrivals desk in the library’s lobby any time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

new students enjoying Passport to the Library 2016
new students enjoying Passport to the Library 2016

After receiving your library passport and map you will embark on a self-guided tour. As you explore, library staff will show you how to….

…book study rooms
…get research help for your papers and projects
…print to the library from anywhere on campus
…get free museum passes
…download books to your mobile devices
…stream films for free from the library
…borrow books from libraries around the world
…and more!

Along the way you’ll be given some fun (and useful) giveaways. If you collect six or more stamps on your library passport, you will be entered to win Beats headphones and other great prizes!

This is a special opportunity to meet the library staff and learn about all of the library’s services and resources. We look forward to seeing you at the library on Friday and throughout the year.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BentleyLibrary, Instagramand Facebook for all the latest library news.

Art Gallery Exhibit: “The Birds, The Bees, Curiosities . . . and Books!”

The Birds, The Bees, Curiosities . . . and Books!, an installation by artist Annie Silverman, is now on view in the RSM Art Gallery. Annie Silverman is a relief printmaker and book artist who has been creating experimental work with print installations, printed dimensional objects and books for over 20 years. In 2007 she formed Abrazos Press, a small teaching and professional studio with Sandra Butler and Nina Wishnok in Somerville, MA.

All are invited to attend an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, August 30, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Annie Silverman
The Birds, The Bees, Curiosities . . . and Books!
August 17 – October 1, 2017

Opening Reception
Wednesday, August 30
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Beehives by Annie Silverman
Beehives by Annie Silverman

Artist’s Statement

Annie Silverman specializes in both wood block and mixed media printmaking, and has been a printmaker for over 20 years.

The wood that she carves to create the matrices for her prints is specially prepared plywood from Japan called SHINA, which is easy to carve and keeps a lot of detail.

She is often asked “how long does it take to carve that?” and she always says, “As long as it takes”. Carving and listening to audio books are very complementary studio activities.

Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? Much of Annie’s inspiration comes from her life experiences. She is an urban beekeeper, a beginning accordion player, and a gardener, with strong interests in natural history and botanical illustrations. She also is intrigued with antique circus posters from the 1800’s. There is often an air of humorous oddness in her work which she finds entertaining and hopes her audience does as well.

Some sources of inspiration for Annie’s work are:

– Patterns in Nature
– Antique toys
– Gardens
– Stories
– Shadows
– Cells
– Postcards
– Carved and scratched patterns and surfaces
– Bees (she’s a beekeeper)
– Old prints of botany and natural history
– Curiosity cabinets and the history of collections
– Woven fish traps and coracles
– Polka dots

For more information about the artist please visit her website.