On Display: Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

May 27, 2015 by Kristen · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Exciting journeys await you between the covers of the books in this month’s display. Experience the wilderness of Mt. McKinley with Christopher Johnson McCandless, as told by Jon Krakauer in the book Into the Wild. Learn how to make your garden a beautiful oasis with From Yard to Garden: The Domestication of America’s Home Grounds by Christopher Grampp.

Book cover image of "Off the Beaten Path".There are so many wonderful places to visit across the United States; from the mountains of New England to Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Unfortunately travel can be expensive. If you are on a budget, or don’t have a lot of free time, why not check out a book? Travel to some of these wonderful places during your lunch break or while sitting at your local park!

Not a reader? Laugh along with John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors. Relive childhood memories of summer camp with Wes Anderson’s stylized film Moonrise Kingdom. Experiencing the outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean being outdoors!

If you already have camping plans for this summer, why not check out Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors, by Robin Donovan or The Great Outdoors Cookbook, by Sunset Magazine, for some inspiration on cooking in the wilderness.

From new and contemporary authors, like Cheryl Strayed, to old favorites like Henry David Thoreau, let the words of these individuals transport you to times and places of great adventure.

Summer is just around the corner!  Everyone is eager to get outside to enjoy some beautiful weather.  It is no wonder that June is National Great Outdoors month!

Memorial Day Weekend Closing: May 23rd – May 25th

May 20, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

In flagsobservance of the Memorial Day holiday, the library will be closed Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015.  The library will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th.

For more information about the library’s hours, please view the hours calendarHave a great holiday weekend!

Writing Center & ESOL Center Open During Summer Session

May 18, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

The Writing Center and the ESOL Center are both open this summer and offer their assistance to all Bentley undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer session classes. Students are encouraged to make an appointment online at https://bapps.bentley.edu, but walk-ins are also welcome. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library.

The Writing Center
May 18 – August 6

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Writing Center staff are available to provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. Students can drop in during open hours, but appointments are encouraged. Schedule an appointment online, or call 781.891.3173 to make an appointment.

The ESOL Center
May 27 – July 29

Monday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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. All students (including graduate 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.

Summer Session Library Hours

May 18, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library’s hours during Summer Session I and II are:

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change on holidays, holiday weekends and when classes are not being held.  The Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) has closed for the summer.  For more information about the library’s hours please view our online hours calendar.

Library Dedications in Appreciation to Class of 2015 Graduates

May 15, 2015 by Amy · Comment 
Filed Under: displays, general news

They work at the Library as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 2:00 a.m. During finals, they’re even here between 2 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Filling printers with paper, processing new books, and assisting library users are just a few of their responsibilities. Who are these people? They are your fellow Falcons who work at the Bentley Library.

As a small token of thanks, we ask our seniors to select a book or film, which is then affixed with a bookplate in their name.

This year, dedications have been made on behalf of these Class of 2015 graduates:

Matt Glynn (Class of 2017) gives the thumbs up for graduating senior Hazel Lopez

Matt Glynn (Class of 2017) gives the thumbs up for graduating senior Hazel Lopez

Fiona Deng

Tara Giarolo

Jannie Huey

Gabrielle Katz

Victoria Kharajian

Kimberly Lemieux

Cassandra Larocque

Hazel Lopez

Melissa Peña

Samantha Rodriguez-Cabral

Brandi Segala 

Jennifer Ventura

Stop by the New Books area of the library to view a display of their selections, or visit the Library Student Employee Dedication Pinterest board to view photos of the dedications.

On behalf of the entire Library staff, we thank you for all of your hard work and commitment. Best of luck and congratulations!

Database of the Month: Thomson ONE

May 13, 2015 by Hope · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

Thomson ONE logo image
Please note: Thomson ONE is optimized for Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. It also works with Internet Explorer versions 8 or 9. It does not work in Firefox or Chrome, or on Macs. Thomson ONE uses pop-ups. Set Internet Explorer to accept pop-ups from *thomsonone.com before entering the database to avoid having to re-do steps. You can test your computer for compatibility through Thomson ONE Diagnostic.

Searching Analyst Reports and SEC filings in Thomson ONE

Thomson ONE provides company overviews, lists of executives (current only), earnings estimates (+/- 5 years from today), stock price charts, side-by-side comparison of competitors, debt overview, company deals, customizable stock price charts, real-time market news, current and past SEC filings (some dating back to the 1960s!), and analysts’ reports.

Bentley Library subscribes to the following types of information via Thomson ONE:

  • Research – analyst reports from investment bank, brokerage house, and research firms from 1982 to present with one week embargo (sometimes called Investext)
  • Company Filings – 10-K, 8-K, 10-Q, Proxies, and Prospectuses filed with the SEC
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Deals – data is available for over 400,000 M&A deals, including global transactions since 1977
  • Equity Deals – data is available for over 80,000 equity deals, including global transactions since 1970
  • Bonds Deals – data lists company-specific bond transactions since 1998
  • Loans Deals – data is available for over 92,000 syndicated loans, including global transactions since 1982

Locating an Analyst Report in Thomson ONE:

To locate an analyst report for Apple Inc., for example, enter the company name or ticker symbol into the search box on the left and click GO. Find the RESEARCH tab along the navigation bar and click on Company Research.

Click to view a  screenshot of the Thomson ONE search box.

Click to view larger image.

On the Company Research page, under Search Options, change the date range by clicking on the drop down menu and select Last 30 Days.

Enter the keyword “watch” next to Title to search for relevant analysts’ reports on the new Apple watch. Click SEARCH.

Reports are ranked by date, but you can change the list criteria by report title, contributor, or analyst. Analysts who receive a star ranking are those whose previous reports have been most accurate in predicting company performance.

Click to view a screenshot of Thomson One analyst reports.

Click to view larger image.

Click on APPLE INC. above the title you wish to read. Let’s look at the report by Piper Jaffray entitled, APPLE INC. – PJC Teen Survey: Watch Interest Remains Muted, iPhone Remains Dominant.

Click to view screenshot of Piper Jaffray analyst report for Apple, Inc.

Click to view larger image.

A new screen will load. Check Select All Reports and then click View. Reports generally include:

  • price performance over one year
  • analyst’s conclusion about the saleability of a product and consumer intent with regards to the product
  • rating and price target history
  • company’s 5-year income sheet

Here is a snippet from PiperJaffray’s report on teen interest in Apple watches dated April 14, 2015.

Click to view screenshot of a snippet of a Piper Jaffray report for Apple, Inc.

Click to view larger image.

Locating a 10-K Report in Thomson ONE:

You can find a 10-K, 8-K, 10-Q, Proxy Statements, and Prospectus filings for many companies in Thomson ONE dating back to the 1960s in some instances. To locate a 10-K or 10-Q report for Apple Inc., enter the company name or ticker symbol into the search box on the Company Views page and click GO. Find the FILINGS tab along the navigation bar and then click on Company Filings (the library does not have a subscription to the Delta Reports).

The most recent filings are linked across the top of the page.

Click to view screenshot of Thomson ONE latest filings for Apple, Inc.

Click to view larger image.

Under Search Company Filings, use the dropdown menu beside Filing Date to change the date range to Last 12 Months. Type 10-K; 10-Q in the Filing Category/Type search box and click Search.

The results are returned by the most recent filing date. Choose the format for viewing or downloading the report.

Click to view the screenshot of Thomson ONE download options for filings.

Click to view larger image.

Below is a partial analysis of company risk as described by Apple Inc. under Item 1A. Risk Factors in its 2014 annual report or 10-K.

The Company’s operations and performance depend significantly on global and regional economic conditions. Uncertainty about global and regional economic conditions poses a risk as consumers and businesses may postpone spending in response to tighter credit, higher unemployment, financial market volatility, government austerity programs, negative financial news, declines in income or asset values and/or other factors. These worldwide and regional economic conditions could have a material adverse effect on demand for the Company’s products and services.

Thomson ONE is available through the Bentley Library’s Databases A to Z listing. For further assistance using Thomson ONE, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a database available from the Library’s website, 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 Adam Williams, Research Instruction Coordinator at awilliams@bentley.edu.

Special Library Hours: Friday, May 8th – Sunday, May 17th

May 8, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library’s hours change for the period of time after finals end and before the start of summer session. Hours will change again when summer session classes begin on Monday, May 18.

Please note that the Deloitte Café/Einstein’s closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, for the duration of the summer.

Library Hours
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 17, 2015

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8th)

Saturday & Sunday:
CLOSED

For more information about the library’s summer hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Now Showing in the Art Gallery: Subservience by Tony Schwensen

May 7, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery

Now showing in the McGladrey Art Gallery is an exhibit of 100 drawings created by Australian artist Tony Schwensen during a durational performance on April 25, 2015 – Anzac Day in the artist’s home country. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, the beginning of the first major military campaign fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.

For more information about the artist please visit his website. A closing reception is being planned – please check back for updates!

Tony Schwensen 
Subservience

May 8 – July 24, 2015

Subservience by Tony Schwensen | April 25, 2015

Subservience by Tony Schwensen | April 25, 2015

 

New Acquisitions: Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & Downloadables

May 1, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for the month of April have just been posted. View the 500+ new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books added to library’s collection last month. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the 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, visit the library’s OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view OverDrive’s Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

24-Hour Access for Exams Begins Monday, April 27

April 22, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

night-owlThe Bentley Library will be open for 24-hour access most days* of final exams period, beginning on Monday, April 27 (two days before Reading Day) and ending on Thursday, May 7 (the last day of exams).

See the detailed schedule below for complete information. Please note the weekend exceptions on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

 Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2:

Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 27 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2

*Saturday, May 2:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

*Sunday, May 3 – Thursday, May 7

Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 7:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

What to expect:

  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.
  • All patrons in the building at 2:00 a.m. will be required to show a Bentley ID in order to remain in the building.
  • Patrons entering the Library after 2:00 a.m. must enter via the front entrance and will need to show their Bentley ID upon entry.

For more information about the library or cafe hours please view our full hours calendar online.

Good luck with your final exams, papers and presentations. Have a wonderful summer break!

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