BrowZine is a free web and/or mobile application that allows users to browse, read, and follow academic journals from the Library’s collection. BrowZine allows users to read articles in a format that is optimized for their device. BrowZine is accessible via a Web browser and/or on Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices. You can also use this resource to find similar journals for ideas for new paper topics, to find places to publish or to just raise your awareness of what is being discussed in your field.
Keyword search for journals (current and back issues) by subject, title, or ISSN, or browse via a subject list.
Curate their own collections using the My Bookshelf function to save journals for easy browsing
Use the My Articles function to save citations/articles for further investigation.
Expanded options for each citation include the ability to export citations to a citation manager such as Endnote or Refworks and the ability to share a link with a colleague or student.
Most of the titles available through BrowZine are available in full text through the current issue, but for a few titles, you may come across an embargo to online access indicated by an orange banner at the top of the journal’s issue.
For an embargoed title that the Bentley Library has in hardcopy, Faculty can use the Library’s Scan on Demand service to request a copy.
Resource of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library resource, 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.
What would we do without our student assistants? They are here when we open the doors at 7:30 a.m. and close at 2:00 a.m. During exams we leave the overnight operation of the library in their trusted hands. We rely on them to help library users, wrestle with temperamental equipment, shelve and retrieve books (over and over and over again), facilitate Interlibrary Loan requests, and assist with the processing of every book and DVD we purchase. There’s so much more we could list, but suffice it to say that the library could not run without them.
It is a Bentley Library tradition to show appreciation to our graduates with a book or film dedication. Each student is invited to select an item that is meaningful to them, which is then affixed with a special bookplate in their name. This year, dedications have been made on behalf of these Class of 2017 graduates:
Check out the new books, DVDs and audiobooks that were added to the shelves in April! Go to the New Books & DVDspage to browse the new 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 theOverDriveapp 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.
Take a break from studying to make-your-own final exams flair! The library has just purchased two button making machines and we are unveiling them for a little stress-relief session on Reading Day. We’ll have pre-made templates, magazines, and coloring books on-hand, or you can put Sharpie to paper and design your own.
Take a Paws With Therapy Dogs 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are happy to host another therapy dog stress-relief session at the library. Stop in to the art gallery to “Take a Paws” with two lovable Bernese Mountain Dogs, Kodiak and Echo.
The library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 (the last day of exams), with one small weekend exception.* The library will close at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night and reopen at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, because everyone should take a little break from studying!
Tuesday, May 2 – Saturday, May 6:
24 hour access Open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6
*Saturday, May 6: close at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 – Thursday, May 11:
24 hour access Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 and remain open until
6:00 p.m. on Thursday. May 11
What to expect during the extended hours:
The library is implementing card-swipe access during the overnight hours. Only Bentley ID card holders will be able to enter the library between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Please use the card-swipe box at the building’s front entrance.
Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.
For more information about the library, café or help desk hours please view our full hours calendar online. Good luck with your final exams, papers and presentations. Have a wonderful summer break!
Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center (formerly BNA Tax Library) provides users with online access to expert Bloomberg BNA analysis, tax codes, court cases, and articles and commentary on accounting and tax planning. The “Practice Tools” section includes previous year’s tax forms, the Federal Tax Calendar, working papers and tables and charts. Bentley’s subscription to the Tax and Accounting Center includes selected Federal, state and international materials. Primary source materials include the Internal Revenue Code, state and Federal tax cases, and Treasure Preamble Decisions.
The link for the Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center is located on the Bentley Library’s Databases A-Z page. BBTAC has a unique login for users. From on campus once a user clicks on the link to the resource they will be taken to a Bloomberg BNA login screen. When the page loads click on the “Go to My Product” button. Users do not need to enter a username or password or sign in to BBTAC.
Remote users will authenticate using their Bentley email address and username and then they will be brought to the Bloomberg BNA login page where they too will click on the “Go to My Product” button.
Once in logged in to BBTAC users can explore the the Federal tax tab which includes BNA’s Expert Analysis, with access to the U.S. Income Portfolios, Estates, Gifts and Trusts Portfolios, and U.S. International Portfolios. The News and Commentary section provides the latest from BBTAC’s editors, with an emphasis on the U.S. Congress and executive branch tax news. The Federal content area also provides a search box for searching Federal tax cases and rulings.
The State tab also provides users with access to BNA’s State Tax Portfolios and Sales & Use Tax Portfolios. Primary source materials in the State section include state statutes, regulations and rulings. State tax forms are also available in this content area.
The Estate Planning section of BBTAC provides access to Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Portfolios. Those users interested in researching Transfer Pricing will find the BNA Transfer Pricing Portfolios for 27 countries and the OECD.
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.
Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is The Bentley Student Experience, the third and final Centennial year exhibit detailing the history of Bentley University. Please join us at the opening reception for this exhibit, which will include remarks by Vice President Andrew Shepardson, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.
The Bentley Student Experience Bentley Centennial Exhibit April 25 – June 7, 2017 June 11, 2017
Opening Reception Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Remarks by Vice President Andrew Shepardson
Bentley was founded in response to a demand for more highly educated business professionals –especially accountants – in the first decades of the twentieth century. At this same point in the development of American higher education, what we now know as Student Affairs (a set of co-curricular offerings created and managed by educational specialists) began to emerge.
Student Affairs at Bentley evolved as they did at colleges and universities across the country, though perhaps a bit more slowly as a result of Bentley’s status as an urban, “street-car school” that offered the basics to students. Once Bentley relocated to its spacious Waltham campus, the student experience steadily began to resemble that of a traditional residential college.
The student experience at Bentley also reflects the distinctive philosophy that characterizes this institution in so many ways – a philosophy that embraces founder Harry Bentley’s belief in a real-world education. In the 21st century we talk about engagement, and Bentley prepares students to have full lives and careers by engaging them in innovative ways now, in the life of the campus and beyond.
The Bentley Student Experience exhibit is not limited to student life narrowly defined as activities and clubs; but is intended to showcase all aspects of what has contributed to being a student at Bentley for the past century – in the classroom, in the residence halls, commuting by streetcar or on Route 128, playing a sport, serving the community, meeting someone with a drastically different background, and more.
Today, fostering an engaged student experience is a key element of the university’s strategic direction, one that recognizes the educational value of comprehensive growth in and out of the classroom. Please enjoy this look at the way students have experienced Bentley for 100 years.