"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?


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.

Database of the Month: Academic Search Complete

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

Academic Search Complete image

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


  • 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.


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.

New Arrivals: Books, Movies and Audiobooks

October 1, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The library’s New Acquisitions  lists for September have been posted. Take a look at the 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 new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

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

Click to view new acquisitions on Pinterest.

Click to view new acquisitions on Pinterest.

On Display: Lives in Film

September 30, 2014 by Nicholas · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Lives in Film image

“Is the cinema more important than life?”–Francois Truffaut

Have you always been curious what Alfred Hitchcock was really like? Has the life of Oprah Winfrey or Katherine Hepburn always interested you? Cinephiles rejoice! The Bentley Library’s latest display features biographies, autobiographies, and collections of interviews of filmmakers, actors, and actresses and DVDs of the films they made or starred in. American masters, international cinema’s best, stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and more contemporary denizens of the silver screen are all to be found on this display.

Come by the library to check out the display or take a look at the list of the titles in our catalog. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, inquire at the Reference Desk.