Database of the Month: LinkedIn Learning

logo for linkedin learning

Whether you want to enhance your work performance with a new skill, round out your résumé, or learn something new for personal development, LinkedIn Learning can help! Choose from more than 6,000 individual courses and short videos, taught by industry experts, on business, creative/applied arts, and technology topics.

Get Started With LinkedIn Learning

Use the search box to enter keywords for skills, subjects or software. Alternatively, use the Library dropdown menu to browse course offerings.

Browse menu for LinkedIn Learning courses in English

LinkedIn also offers written and visual content in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. (Some audio tracks are by native speakers and some are dubbed.) Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the desired language to see what’s available.

Learning Paths

If you’d like to take multiple courses on a single topic, you can make your own lists, or you can let LinkedIn do the work for you with its pre-assembled collections related to specific job types. Choose from the Learning Paths browse list shown in the image above, or enter a keyword or two in the search box. Course lists and links are displayed along with the time needed for completion. Please note that LinkedIn Learning Paths lead to a LinkedIn badge of completion, not an official certification credential.

A pre-assembled course list for Project Management

Mobile Access

Courses may be downloaded to a mobile device. The LinkedIn Learning app is available for iOS and Android phones in the App Store and/or the Google Play Store.

Connect to the Database

Please visit our Databases A-Z page and click LinkedIn Learning to begin your search. This database appears in the Business Topics, Education, IT/CIS, and Marketing subject lists on the A-Z page.

Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to useful library databases, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of these resources for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

On View in the Art Gallery: Other Worldly: Paintings by Nancy Hayes

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is Other Worldly, an installation of large format paintings, triptychs, and diptychs by Nancy Hayes. All are invited to attend a reception for the artist in the gallery on Thursday, March 21, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The exhibit will be on view until April 19, 2019. To learn more about the artist, please read her statement below and visit her website at

Other Worldly: Paintings by Nancy Hayes
March 15 – April 19, 2019

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, March 21
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Soaring by Nancy Hayes
Soaring by Nancy Hayes
acrylic on board, three panels, 4’x2′ each

Artist’s Statement

Painting permits direct access into my own personal laboratory where I develop forms and visual landscapes built from my imagination. I work with color, line, pattern and shape, arranging and rearranging until I am inspired to elaborate on a composition, going deeper into its texture, its biology.

As a writer does, I am building my own characters, their personalities and context in which they live. Just as a reader injects their own personal knowledge into a story, enriching the plot, my objective is to allow the viewer to explore their own visual narrative, enhancing the forms with their imagination.

Nancy Hayes

Spring Break Hours: Saturday 3/9 - Sunday 3/17

It certainly doesn’t look or feel like spring right now, but it is time for spring break! Although classes are not in session, the library will remain open during the week with some modifications to our normal hours.

If you aren’t traveling next week you can stop in for a quiet place to relax, to borrow books and movies, or to pick up a museum pass (there are still plenty of passes available for next week – reserve them online now).

Saturday 3/9 and Sunday 3/10:

Monday 3/11 – Thursday 3/14:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 3/15:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/16:

Sunday 3/17:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed throughout Spring Break. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Audie Award Winners and Finalists Available!

The Audies – the Oscars of the audiobook industry – are awarded annually by the Audio Publishers Association. Many of the 2019 award-winners and finalists are available at the library and the library staff have conveniently pulled together this content for you to checkout and enjoy over Spring Break and beyond.

On the display table in the library lobby, there is a collection of 2019 award-winners and finalists available on compact discs. The CD offerings will be highlighted until Thursday, March 7th, when they will be reintegrated with the Popular Audiobook collection on the main floor.

We’ve also created an online Audie Awards Display of OverDrive downloadable titles for you. As you pack up to go home for the break, remember the OverDrive collection is available for you to enjoy, anywhere, 24×7 on any device. Not familiar with OverDrive? Take a look our OverDrive page.

To view the complete list of the Audie Award winners and finalists, visit the Audio Publishers Association. Comment on this post to share your own recommendations.

Are we missing a title you think we should have in the collection? If so, just fill out the Suggest a Purchase form.

Updated! Closing at 9pm Sunday; Delayed Opening at 11am Monday


Due to the snow forecast for tonight, the Bentley Library will close at 9:00 p.m. today, Sunday, March 3. If Monday’s hours are changed due to weather we will announce it here and on social media. The University and the Library will open at 11:00am on Monday, March 4. Please check for updates on Monday morning in case the delay needs to be modified.

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, Instagram, and Facebook.

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

February's Acquisitions: Bestsellers, Award-Winning Films & More!

More than 100 new books and DVDs were added to our shelves in February! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

If you’re off-campus you can use the OverDrive app to download ebooks and digital audiobooks to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Database of the Month: Gartner Group Resources

Gartner Group Resources provides expert analysis and opinion on IT-related topics at the intersection of business and technology. Users can search Gartner’s proprietary research by market area, topic, or industry. Gartner also offers blogs and podcasts.

Gartner methodologies consist of research practices and procedures that distill large volumes of data into clear, precise recommendations so their clients can formulate plans or make difficult business decisions.

Gartner provides insights on major function areas including, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, and Product R&D, in every market sector. Gartner provides a number of proprietary research products and services including the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Hype Cycles, Peer Insights, and Special Reports. IT related business topics can be found in the Research Library section of the Gartner database.

Gartner Magic Quadrants provide users with a graphical interface that examine four types of technology providers: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers. Magic Quadrant industry areas include Communications, Manufacturing Technology, Services Technology, and Transportation. Topic areas covered include Business Applications, Software Infrastructure, IT Services, Business Objectives and Application Development.

Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications. Hype Cycle methodology provides a view of technology and applications as they evolve over time.   Hype Cycle topic areas include Technology, Society & Public Policy, Business Applications, Software Infrastructure, Business Objectives and IT Management. 

Access to Gartner is via Bentley University username and network password.

Database of the Month provides a brief introduction to useful library databases, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of these resources for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.