Today is the Final Day of 14 Days to Have Your Say!

November 11, 2014 by Lisa · 2 Comments 
Filed Under: general news

Spread the word…today is the final day of 14 Days to Have Your Say!

The Bentley Library’s 14 Days to Have Your Say! blog ENDS TODAY – Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  Please, visit the 14 Days blog to see what people are talking about and to add your voice to the conversation!

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New Exhibit Marks Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 10, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery

Please join us in the McGladrey Art Gallery for the opening of an exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall:

The Virtual Wall: A 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the
Fall of Communism in Germany

Monday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Introduction by Dan Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences
Opening remarks by Rolf Schütte, German Consul General of New England

This exhibit includes two pieces. One piece is the “Virtual Wall”, an interactive art installation created by Tamiko Thiel and Teresa Reuter, which allows viewers to walk along the Berlin Wall as it was in the 1980s. The accompanying piece is a series of original 1989 photographs on loan from the German consulate depicting scenes of the days that the wall came down. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Department of Global Studies, the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Northeastern University and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany for New England.

Please note that the “Virtual Wall” portion of the exhibit will be available Monday, November 17 through Thursday, November 20, 2014.  The photographs will remain on display through December 17, 2014 [note: date extended from 12/9 to 12/17].  For more information, please visit http://berlinwallexhibitionatbentleynov2014.wordpress.com.

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New Books, Bestsellers, Movies, TV Shows & Audiobooks

November 4, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The New Acquisitions  lists for October have been posted. Over 300 new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books that were added to library’s collection last month. The lists can be browsed by subject or format. If you find something you’d like to borrow, use your Bentley email address and password to log-in and place a request/hold.

Click to view the October new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the October new acquisitions lists.

Follow us on Pinterest to be alerted as new popular reading, audiobooks and DVDs hit the shelves throughout the month.

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Bentley Library Workshop for Faculty: Creating Static Links to ProQuest, EBSCOHost & JSTOR Articles

October 28, 2014 by Stephen · Comment 
Filed Under: workshops & classes

The Bentley Library invites faculty to: Creating Static Links to ProQuest, EBSCOHost & JSTOR Articles

When:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Research Instruction Center (RIC), Library Lower Level, Room 011

The EBSCOHost, ProQuest, and JSTOR databases all offer “persistent” or static links to articles that can be accessed for several years. Attendees will learn how to create durable links to articles with the comfort of knowing that copyright permission and royalties have been taken care of by Bentley’s site licenses to these databases.  This workshop will show users how to create links to articles and use them in Blackboard course websites, online bibliographies, and personal websites.  Workshop attendees will also learn how to make links available to off-campus students.

Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu if you would like to attend this workshop.

Bentley Library Workshop for Faculty: EndNote X7

October 28, 2014 by Stephen · Comment 
Filed Under: workshops & classes

The Bentley Library invites faculty to an EndNote X7 workshop:

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location: Research Instruction Center (RIC), Ground Floor of the Library, Room 011

EndNote X7 is the most recent version of the popular EndNote bibliographic citation management tool. The Bentley University Library provides faculty and students with Mac and Windows versions of EndNote X7. This workshop will cover EndNote basics, including direct import, managing Endnote libraries, and the selection of import filters and output styles. Users of earlier versions of EndNote are welcome to attend and see what is new with X7.

Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu if you wish to attend this workshop.

14 Days to Have Your Say! begins October 29.

October 28, 2014 by Lisa · 2 Comments 
Filed Under: general news

14 Days to Have Your Say!
Wednesday, October 29 – Tuesday, November 11

2014-14daysbubbleThe Bentley Library is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth 14 Days to Have Your Say! project.  This limited-life blog is an open forum for the Bentley community – an opportunity to post your comments, suggestions, criticisms and compliments, as well as to see what others are saying about the library.

The past three installments of 14 Days to Have Your Say! (2008, 2010 and 2012) were very successful, and the library has made many changes to our services, policies and resources as a result of the thoughtful feedback received through the blog. For example, based on past 14 Days feedback, the library has:

  • increased normal operating hours and exam period hours
  • adjusted borrowing policies to allow better/longer access to our DVD collection
  • improved the features and functionality of the group study room reservation system
  • improved the physical facilities by upgrading lighting, installing extra recycling receptacles, adding more study carrels, better signage, etc.
  • worked to combat the problem of noise in the library by installing cell phone booths and adding an anonymous Help Keep the Library Quiet chat widget
  • responded to student requests for access to coffee outside of the cafe’s hours by installing a coffee vending machine
  • installed new equipment and technology –  including “quick print/lookup” stations, color printers, and scanners – and increased the number of black & white printers to reduce wait times and lines

We hope that this installment is just as popular and fruitful. So, don’t be shy, tell us what’s on your mind!  We want you to feel comfortable posting publicly, so your name will not be made public on the blog.

Have your say and see what others are saying at http://library.bentley.edu/14days.

Do you have questions about this project?  Please visit the About and FAQs pages, or contact the Reference Desk at refdesk@bentley.edu or 781-891-2300.

Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes

October 24, 2014 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources, research help, services


Want to learn how to use Refworks? These video clips are available to help.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.

If you decide you’d like to use Refworks, just visit RefWorks and look for the link to “Sign up for a New Account”. It is important to use your Bentley University e-mail address when creating this account. This works best when you are on campus. Contact the Reference Desk if you need help creating an account from Off Campus.

“I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!”

October 22, 2014 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: workshops & classes

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it?

ResearchHelp

Drop in to:

“I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!”
Drop-In Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

You have three opportunities to attend:

  • Monday, October 27 , 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

 (No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)

These sessions will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) located on the library’s lower level.

Get a Jumpstart on Papers: Learn RefWorks Now!

October 16, 2014 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources, workshops & classes

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The Bentley Library is offering a workshop for students about RefWorks. RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place. Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

You have three opportunities to attend:

Monday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

All workshops take place in the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

Since seating is limited, please register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu. We also strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus. Contact the Reference Desk if you need help creating an account from Off Campus.

Database of the Month: Academic Search Complete

October 6, 2014 by Nicholas · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

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Described by its publisher EBSCO as “the world’s most comprehensive, scholarly full-text database for multidisciplinary research”, Academic Search Complete is a database suitable for many different kinds of research here at Bentley. It provides access to a broad variety of information, both scholarly and popular, in a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.  This is a great database to use for any number of classes, from English and Expository Writing  to History, Psychology, and Sociology courses.

Some of its key strengths are:

  • Indexes and abstracts over 13,780 journals
  • Provides full-text access to over 9,000 journals, 7,850 of which are peer-reviewed journals
  • PDFs of articles dating back to 1887

Subjects covered in Academic Search Complete include:

  • Astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and zoology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Ethnic & multicultural studies
  • Women’s studies
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Law
  • Mathematics

Searching

  • Use the Advanced Search screen to limit your search results to articles in scholarly journals, articles from a particular publication, or full text articles only
  • Use the Subject: Thesaurus Term function on the results page to narrow your search results by subject
  • Narrow your search results to articles published within a certain date range

ASC search screen

Other Functions

  • Print, email, and export the article to EndNote or RefWorks using the Tools functions
  • Use the Cite function to create the citation for an article in 7 different citation formats, including MLA and APA
  • The Folder function allows you to save relevant search results for later viewing
  • Use the Search for a Full Text Copy of the Article function to see if an article is available through another Bentley database

Academic Search Complete is accessible via the library’s Databases A-Z and Databases by Subject pages.  Please contact the Reference Desk if you have questions or would like assistance using Academic Search Complete.

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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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