On Display: Inventions & Innovators

February 25, 2014 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Inventions & Innovators is a collection of books highlighting innovation as a means of business transformation. Highlighted in this collection are some of the inventions, inventors and innovative companies that have altered the way we live and the way business is done.

 “Fancy being remembered around the world for the invention of a mouse!”

- Walt Disney

Come by the library to check out the display or take a look at the Pinterest board. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please inquire at the Reference Desk.

Storm Closing: Closing Early Today at 5:00pm

February 15, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

Due to the impending snowstorm, the Bentley Library will be closing early at 5:00 p.m. today, Saturday, February 15th.  We will reopen at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, February 16th.

For the most current campus information, please check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020.  We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Storm Closing Thurs. at 12:45pm; Delayed Opening Fri. at 10:00am

February 13, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

weather-snowDue to the snowstorm, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closing at 12:45 p.m. today, Thursday, February 13 and will have a delayed opening at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 14th.

For the most current campus information, please check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020.  We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook. Stay warm and safe!

How Do I Find Books & Articles While Encore Is Down?

February 7, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: catalog, databases & e-resources, issues & outages, research help

We are sorry to report that we are still experiencing intermittent problems with Encore (aka the search box on our home page).  As you know, Encore search is used to find books, DVDs and articles from some of the library’s databases.  But did you know that when Encore is down you can easily find these things using other search tools and databases?

How do I find a book, DVD, streaming film, audiobook or eBook?

  • Use the library’s “Classic Catalog”.  There is a link to the Classic Catalog underneath the Encore search box on the library’s home page.

How do I find articles or other research materials on a topic?

There are two ways to access the library’s databases when you want to search for articles on a topic:

  • When you know exactly which database you want to search (e.g. ABI Inform, Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, Mintel, etc.), select that database from the Databases A-Z page. There is a link to Databases A-Z  underneath the Encore search box on the library’s home page.
  • If you want to choose from a list of databases in a topical/subject area (e.g. management, psychology, companies and industries, etc.), start at the Databases by Subject page. There is a link to Databases By Subject underneath the Encore search box on the library’s home page.

How do I find an article when I know the title of the article and the name of the journal that the article appears in? (i.e. you have a citation)

If you know the title of article and the name of the journal, you can track down the article using the “Journal Finder”:

  • Go to the library’s home page and click on the Journal Finder tab above the search box.
  • Enter the title of the journal in the Journal Finder search box. The Journal Finder will tell you if the full-text is available, the database it can be found in, and the dates available.
  • If the journal appears in one of the library’s databases, click the link to go to that database. When you have landed in the database, you will usually have two options for finding the article:
    • Use the database’s search box to find the article.  Use the title of the article or the author’s name as search terms/phrase.
    • Use the database’s browse-by-date options to locate the article.

If you need help with anything listed above, just ask!  To get help from a reference librarian please visit the Reference Desk, call 781.891.2300, email refdesk@bentley.edu, use our chat/IM widget, or text 781.990.2273.  You can find the Reference Desk hours on the Ask a Librarian page.

January Arrivals: New Books, eBooks, Audiobooks & DVDs

February 6, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

new-acquisitionsWe added 400+ new books, eBooks, audiobooks and movies to the collection last month!  Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the January 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.

pinterestThroughout the month we pin new popular reading, new audiobooks and new DVDs to Pinterest as they are added to the collection. To be the first to find out about these new arrivals, follow us on Pinterest.

Storm Closing: Wednesday, February 5th [Updated at 10:35 a.m.]

February 5, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

weather-snow[UPDATE 10:32 a.m.]  Bentley University has cancelled evening classes.  The Bentley Library will remain closed today, Wednesday, February 5th. Weather permitting, the library will reopen at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 6th.

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Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University has cancelled all administrative offices and DAYTIME classes today, Wednesday, February 5th. A decision about evening classes (classes starting at 5:00 p.m.) will be made later today.  The Bentley Library will remain closed during the snow emergency until the University decides to reopen. When that decision is made we will post an update on when the Library will reopen.

For the most current campus information, please check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020.  We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook. Stay warm and safe!

Database of the Month: Value Line Investment Survey

February 3, 2014 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

VLLogo

Value Line has been a reliable authority in unbiased financial information since 1931. The mission of Value Line is… “to provide investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teach them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives.”

Value Line’s showcase publication is The Value Line Investment Survey®  which is a highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resource. Published weekly, it tracks approximately 1,700 stocks in over 90 industries and ranks those stocks on Timeliness™ and Safety™.

To access the Value Line Investment Survey:

  • Start at the Library’s Databases A to Z listing.
  • Select ValueLine Research Center.
  • Hover over Research Hub in the bar at the top middle of the page.
  • Click on Investment Survey which is listed under Stocks.
  • In the left column, under Investment Survey, [see screenshot]

LookupVL

  • choose Lookup Company and search for a company by ticker symbol or name,

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  • choose Lookup Industry and browse an alphabetical listing of the industries Value Line provides information for.
  • Access the reports in either PDF or HTML format.

 

Learn More and Get Help

This excellent “Getting Startedhandout,  as well as other helpful literature, is available in the Investment Education section of this database.

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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 our Coordinator of User Education, Elizabeth Galoozis.

Intermittent Search Problems Affecting Encore Article Search

January 28, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: issues & outages

alertThe search box on the library’s homepage (a.k.a. “Encore”) is not functioning properly. We’re working to get it fixed, but in the meantime you can search for books & DVDs using the “Classic Catalog“.  To search for articles please start at either the Databases A-Z page or the Databases by Subject page.

If you need help locating library items or conducting research, please stop by the Reference Desk, email refdesk@bentley.edu, call 781.891.2300 or contact us via IM/chat. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tutoring Hours at the Writing Center & ESOL Center

January 27, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

The Writing Center and the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center are now accepting appointments for the spring semester.  Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. See below for detailed information and instructions.

ESOL Center [opens Monday, January 27]

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation and conversation enrichment? Come to the ESOL Center. 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. Students can schedule an appointment online, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available. Hours of operation:

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

Writing Center [opens Monday, January 27*]

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Students can drop in during open hours, schedule an appointment online, or call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment. Hours of operation:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

*Note: Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 29, the Writing Center is open 9:55 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The tutors at the ESOL Center and the Writing Center have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help you improve your writing skills. Start the semester off right by utilizing these valuable resources!

Hours Update: Library & Cafe Open Early on Sat. 1/25 for Make-up Classes

January 24, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

This Saturday, January 25th, Bentley University is holding Monday make-up classes for undergraduate students. To accommodate students attending these special Saturday classes, both the library and cafe will open early – the library at 8:00 a.m. and the cafe at 9:00 a.m.  Come on in to print, study, or grab a cup of coffee!

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