Columbus Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Columbus Day Weekend holiday hours will be in effect from Saturday, October 10,  2009, through Monday, October 12, 2009.  The library and cafe hours are:

Saturday, October 10:
Library is open 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cafe is open 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, October 11:
Library is open 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Cafe is open 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Monday, October 12:
Library is open 1:00pm to 2:00am
Cafe is open 4:00pm to 9:30pm

The library and cafe will resume regular hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. For more information about the hours please check our online hours calendar.

Get Your Daily News (Online) at the Library

We’ve all recently heard the news that the Collegiate Readership Program has been suspended.  We know that many of you will probably opt to read the newspapers we used to receive –  The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and The Boston Globe – online via their web sites.  However, while these websites provide the daily news for free, access to their archives often costs money.  We’d like to remind you that there are many ways you can get complete access to these newspapers (plus thousands more) for FREE via the library’s databases. This includes their archives!  We recommend that you visit our News Resources page for complete details, but here are a few quick links to get you started.

Each of the above newspapers is available via the ProQuest NewsStand database. Clicking the newspaper name will allow you to browse the newspaper by date and/or to conduct a keyword search of the newspaper to retrieve articles by topic.

If you have any questions about using the library’s databases please contact the Reference Desk.

Faculty DVD Collection Now Open to All for Check-out

No more DVDs and videos kept under lock and key! We have reviewed our policy regarding the faculty DVD collection (DVDs and videos normally reserved for faculty check-out only), and in the interest of providing access to all we are allowing all DVDs and videos in the faculty collection to circulate to any member of the Bentley community for 3 days.  This change opens the door to an additional collection of 3,000+ DVDs and videos, including many documentaries and educational films that students will find useful for their courses.  Please note, all DVDs in the popular DVD collection will continue to circulate for 7 days.

To find a DVD or video by title, subject, or keyword, simply go to http://libcat.bentley.edu and click on the “DVDs/Videos” link.

Upcoming Library Workshops for Faculty and Ph.D. Students

The Bentley Library is offering the following workshops for faculty and Ph.D. students this month:

MLA/APA Citation Styles Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:45pm
Description: Within the last year, new editions of both the MLA Handbook and the APA Publication Manual have been released. This workshop will cover changes to MLA and APA citation styles, and how those changes are reflected in RefWorks, EndNote, and other library sources. Further resources and suggestions for how to incorporate the changes into student citation practices will be offered.

EndNote X2

Dates & Times: Thursday, September 17 @ 12:30pm to 1:30pm – OR – Monday, September 21 @ 2:10pm to 3:10pm
Description: EndNote is bibliographic citation software that allows users to manage and store bibliographic citations, PDFs and research notes. EndNote provides citation style and manuscript formatting for hundreds of top publications, as well as, the APA, MLA, Chicago and many other associations. EndNote provides over 700 import filters for direct import of citations from online databases, including EBCSOHost and ProQuest. This Endnote workshops will focus on getting started EndNote X2, including manual and direct import of citations, selecting manuscript styles, and creating bibliographies. EndNote X2 is available via the VLAB.

All library workshops are held in the Library’s Research Instruction Center, located on the lower level of the library in room 11. Seating is limited – please RSVP to library@bentley.edu and indicate which session you are registering for.

You can view more information about upcoming library workshops – for students and for faculty – by visiting our events calendar.