New Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & Overdrive Downloadable Books

February 3, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
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 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, 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.

Delayed Opening: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3rd

February 3, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be opening at 10:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, February 3rd.

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: Monday, February 2 [Updated at 11:40 a.m.]

February 2, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

weather-snow[Updated at 11:40 a.m.]  Bentley University has announced that campus will remain closed and evening classes are canceled. The Bentley Library will also remain closed today.  Weather permitting, the library will reopen tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020.

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Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University has canceled daytime classes and closed campus today, Monday, February 2nd. The Bentley Library will remain closed during the snow emergency.

The university will make an announcement about opening campus for evening classes by 2:00 p.m on Monday. A decision about opening the library for evening hours will be made after the university’s announcement.

For official updates about the status of the university, 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!

Library Closed; Reopens Thursday 1/29 at 7:30am

January 28, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

Due to ongoing snow removal efforts, Bentley University has canceled evening classes on Wednesday, January 28th. The Bentley Library will also remain closed tonight.  The library expects to reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 29th.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases and eBook collections are always accessible from both on and off campus.

For official updates about the status of the university, 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.

Library Closed Wed. 1/28; Decision About Evening Hours is Pending.

January 27, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

Bentley University has cancelled day classes and closed campus on Wednesday, January 28th. The Bentley Library will also remain closed tomorrow.

The university will make an announcement about opening campus for evening classes by 2:00 p.m on Wednesday. A decision about opening the library for evening hours will be made after the university’s announcement.

For official updates about the status of the university, 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: Closing at 4:00 p.m. on Mon. 1/26 & Closed Tues. 1/27

January 26, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

weather-snowDue to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, January 26th, and will remain closed on Tuesday, January 27th. 

For official updates about the status of the University, 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!

New Electronic Resource: Statista

January 22, 2015 by Stephen · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

Statista is an internet-based statistics portal.  The Statista platform covers over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources world-wide.  Statista categorizes data into 21 market sectors — including, E-Commerce, Consumer Goods, Media & Advertising, and Technology& Communications.

Users can export content in widely used formats such ass PNG, XLS and PPT for use in presentations, websites or blogs.  Statistics can be displayed in bar chart, line graph and table formats — based on the users needs.  Statista also provides reading support to explain statistics published on the portal.  Detailed source citation is also included so that users can trace back directly to the original source.

Each statistic indexed in Statista is dealt with on an individual basis and linked to corresponding topics and subject areas within the portal.  Uses can use Statista’s rankings to arrange tables in sortable formats.

Library Closed Saturday, January 17th – Monday, January 19th

January 16, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

In addition to being closed this weekend (Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18), the library will be closed on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The library reopens on Tuesday, January 20, at 7:30 a.m. and will begin regular semester hours that day. For more information about the library’s hours please view the online hours calendar.

Enjoy the final weekend of winter break!

On Display: Best Books of 2014

January 14, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books

Happy New Year and welcome to the library’s 6th annual best books display! This year we have consulted eighteen* best books lists to bring you the Best Books of 2014.

Best Books of 2014More than 150 books and audiobooks are currently on display, with additional titles being added as they are acquired and returned. Many of these books are not only available in hardcopy and CD/Playaway formats, but also as eBooks and mp3 audiobooks via the library’s OverDrive digital collection.

The display includes bestselling fiction and nonfiction books that have garnered much publicity, as well as books that are critically acclaimed but may not have received mainstream attention. Does that pique your interest? Stop by the lobby to browse, or click here to view a list of the items currently on display.

Please visit the Reference Desk if you need help finding a book or would like to learn more about downloading eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

*Sources consulted: Amazon, Booklist, The Boston Globe, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, The Christian Science Monitor (fiction, nonfiction), The EconomistEntertainment Weekly (fiction, nonfiction), The Guardian, Inc. Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, NPR, Publishers Weeklystrategy+business, TIME, Slate and The Washington Post.

Database of the Month: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. State Dept.)

January 14, 2015 by Macee · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets, compiled by the U.S. Department of State, is a free, rich source of information about bilateral (i.e., involving two parties) relations between the United States and other countries of the world.

Each U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet focuses on background information and current U.S. relations with a particular country, U.S. assistance to and economic relations with the country, the country’s membership in international organizations, and information about U.S. ambassadors, embassies, and/or consulates in the country.

Each country’s Bilateral Relations Fact Sheet page also includes reports from relevant U.S. government agencies on the following topics:

  • History of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations
  • Country Facts
  • Human Rights
  • Religious Freedom
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Narcotics Control
  • Investment Climate
  • Energy
  • Trade
  • Exports/Imports
  • Business and Travel

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. State Dept.) is accessible via the library’s Databases A-Z page, and the Country Reports, Data, & Statistics section of the International Business subject page.  Please contact the Reference Desk if you have questions or would like assistance using it.

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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 Adam Williams, Research Instruction Coordinator at awilliams@bentley.edu.

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