Find a Quality Source: Drop-In Research Help

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

Find a Quality Source: 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!

Four sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 18th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, April 18th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23rd, noon to 1:00 p.m.

(No RSVP necessary; just come to our classroom, room 11, on the lower level anytime during the hour.)

Learn About Downloadable Books at Our OverDrive Clinics

overdriveclinicHave you checked out our OverDrive collection recently?  We’ve been busy adding downloadable ebooks and audiobooks – including current bestsellers Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, The Widow by Fiona Barton, Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg and perennial favorites by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Bill Bryson and John Irving, and classics by Jane Austen and Bram Stoker.

Simply click into OverDrive to view our Newest Additions or to browse the ebook and audiobook collections by genre or check out the Getting Started Guide.

If you haven’t already set-up your laptop, Kindle, iPad, NOOK, smartphone or other device, we’d love to help you get started. We are holding two drop-in clinics this week to answer questions about Overdrive:

OverDrive Downloadable Books Clinics

Tuesday, April 12
2:30PM – 3:30PM
and
Thursday, April 14
4:30PM – 5:30PM

No RSVP is required – just come to our classroom (lower level, room 11) and we’ll be there to lend you a helping hand! If you bring your device with you, we can help you with the initial set-up or troubleshoot any problems you’ve been having. We hope to see you there.

Learn RefWorks Now!

refworks
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.

When:

Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:

Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

How to sign up:

Register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have an RefWorks account, we strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website.

Quality Sources Workshop

EvalImageHaving trouble finding quality sources? Come to a workshop developed specifically with you in mind!

The Bentley Library is offering a workshop to help students find and identify quality sources.

Highlighted tools and resources include:

  • The Library’s “Journal Finder”
  • Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory
  • Browzine

You have two opportunities to attend:

Tuesday, October 6th, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Both 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 indicating which day you prefer.

Popular Drop-in Workshop This Week

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it?  Due to the overwhelming popularity last week, we are offering this opportunity again.ResearchHelpDrop in to:

“I just need three sources by tomorrow” – a research workshop.

Bring whatever you are working on 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 two opportunities to attend this week:

  • Monday, April 6th – 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, April 8th – 1pm-2pm

(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. (Coffee, Tea & Snacks are available).

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

Here is an opportunity that is just perfect for you.

ResearchHelp

Drop in to:

“I just need three sources by tomorrow”- a research workshop.

Bring whatever you are working on 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 two opportunities to attend this week:

  • Monday, March 30th – 1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday, April 1st – 3pm-4pm

(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. (Coffee, Tea & Snacks are available).

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

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

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.