Delayed Library Opening: 5:00pm on Sunday, February 15th

February 14, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

Due to the blizzard, the Bentley Library plans to open at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15th. The library will close at its normal closing time – 2:00 a.m. These plans are dependent upon the forecast and campus conditions on Sunday. Please follow the library’s updates here or on Twitter and Facebook.

Database of the Month: RIA Checkpoint

February 13, 2015 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

RIACheckpointRIA Checkpoint, also known as Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, provides access to ERISA, Internal Revenue Code & Regulations, State Codes & Regulations, Tax Cases, Tax Rulings, IRS Pubs & Other Tax Docs.

Here are some highlights and features of the Bentley Library’s institutional subscription:

Under the Table of Contents tab, users can browse to the specific document.

Under the Search tab, researchers can “find by citation” codes and regulations, cases, rulings, and IRS publications or researchers can use two different keyword interfaces. One keyword interface is called the “Intuitive Search” and the other is called “Terms & Connectors”. Intuitive Search recognizes if you enter a sentence, terms & connectors, or a citation and interprets your query to return the most relevant results for the terms you entered. It takes advantage of historical usage data, giving higher importance to documents that are frequently accessed. The second keyword interface is called “Terms & Connectors” which utilizes a more traditional search query language.

Top three search tips to increase relevancy in both the “Intuitive Search” and “Terms & Connectors” are:

  • use quotes around phrases
  • use the & symbol instead of AND between your search terms requiring both search terms appear in the results.
  • use of /p between search terms will require the terms to appear within 50 words of each other.

For more search tips view the Quick Reference Card.

Additional features of RIA Checkpoint include:

  • RIA Tax Watch (a chronological highlight of changes or proposed changes in tax legislation). Easily accessed under the Home tab in the My Quick Links area.
  • Personal Investment Calculators are available under the Tools area. Calculators are available for Auto, Business, Credit Card, Investment, Loan, Mortgage, Personal, Retirement, Savings & Tax guidance.
  • Quick Tax Amounts calculators are available under the Search tab in the Go To area.

More help is available at http://find.support.checkpoint.thomsonreuters.com

RIA Checkpoint is accessible via the library’s Databases A-Z page, and the Databases by Subject:Law & Taxation page. This database is limited to ten simultaneous users. 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 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.

Delayed Opening: 10:00am on Tuesday, February 10th

February 9, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

Bentley University and the Bentley Library will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10th.

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: Library Closed Monday, Feb. 9th [Updated 1:10pm]

February 8, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

[Updated at 1:10 p.m.]  Bentley University has announced that campus will remain closed and evening classes are canceled. The Bentley Library will also remain closed today.  The library will reopen when classes resume. 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 on Monday, February 9th. 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!

Storm Closing: Library Closing at 6:00pm on Sunday, Feb. 8th

February 8, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news, hours

weather-snowDue to the inclement weather, the Bentley Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8th. A decision about reopening on Monday will be made Monday morning. If the university is closed on Monday, the library will be closed.

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.

Extended Library Hours for Friday Evening Make-up Classes

February 5, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library is extending its hours for the Friday night make-up classes scheduled by the Registrar. To accommodate students attending evening make-up classes, the library will close at 8:00 p.m., two hours later than usual, on the following Fridays:

  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20
  • February 27
  • March 20
  • March 27

Let’s hope that additional snow day make-up classes will not need to be added to the schedule.  For more information about the library or café hours, please view the library’s online calendar.

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.

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