The 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 email@example.com, call 781.891.2300 or contact us via IM/chat. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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!
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!
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!
Now showing in the McGladrey Art Gallery are selected works from Bentley University Artist-in-Residence, Alla Lazebnik. The exhibition will be on view from January 15 – February 21, 2014. All are invited to attend an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, January 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Selected Works from Bentley University Artist-In-Residence
January 15 – February 21, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
light refreshments will be served
Happy new year and welcome to the Bentley Library’s 5th annual best books display! This year we have consulted fifteen* best books lists to bring you the Best Books of 2013.
This is our biggest best books display yet, with more than 300 fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks. Many of these titles are not only available on our shelves, but also in digital downloadable format from OverDrive. Some of the critics’ most frequently selected books, such Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, can be read in hardcover, downloaded as an eBook or mp3 audiobook to a mobile device, or listened to on CD. We are certain we have something to interest everyone. Take a moment to stop by and see if something catches your eye, or browse the display on Pinterest to discover which best books lists each book was named to. Visit the Reference Desk if you need help finding a book or would like to learn more about downloading eBooks from OverDrive.
*Sources consulted: Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Inc. Magazine (sales, entrepreneurs, inspirational business books), Forbes, strategy+business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly (fiction, nonfiction) and CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
The library will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend – Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, at 7:30 a.m. and begin regular semester hours that day. For more information about the library’s hours please view our online hours calendar.
Forrester Research is a research and advisory firm serving professionals in three distinct client segments, business technology, marketing and strategy, and the technology industry. Forrester provides coverage of 13 different “roles” including Customer Experience, Application Development & Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, and Analyst Relations.
The Bentley Library provides access to over 11,000 Forrester reports. Reports are graphic rich and all tabular data can be downloaded as standalone slides or included in the PDF or ZIP format of each individual report. Each proprietary report is prepared by a Forrester analyst. All reports have author provided tags so users can quickly access like content from Forrester. Forrester has over 100 analysts covering all of Forrester’s content areas, with many analysts updating blog content on a regular basis.
Forrester’s Advanced Search feature allows users to search by full-text, report summary, title, and tables and charts. Search results can be refined by Forrester Analyst, role characteristic, region, and industry. Recently Forrester has created “Playbooks” that organize reports based on content across all roles. Playbook frameworks guide critical decisions with integrated reports, tools, and insight, designed for business technology professionals, marketing and strategy professionals, and technology industry professionals.
Forrester Research is available to all current Bentley students, faculty and staff. A link to Forrester can be found on the Bentley Library’s databases page (http://library.bentley.edu/research/databasesaz.asp). Graduate and undergraduate students who wish to access Forrester should contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.891.2302 to be provided with credentials for one of the Library’s shared accounts. Faculty, staff and PhD students are eligible to have individual Forrester accounts and should contact Stephen Tracey (email@example.com) to learn more about accessing Forrester Research.
The library’s hours will be extended for wintersession classes, Monday January 13 – Friday, January 17:
Monday, January 13 – Thursday, January 16
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, January 17
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The library is closed this weekend, as well as on Monday, January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:
Saturday, January 18 – Monday, January 20
Regular library hours begin on Tuesday, January 21. Please note that the Deloitte Café is closed until January 21. For more information about our hours please view the online hours calendar.
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 December new acquisitions lists by subject or format. When you see something you want, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.
Did you receive a new tablet, eReader, smartphone, iPod or other mobile device this holiday season? Load it up with eBooks and audiobooks from our OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.