Database of the Month: BioCentury

Five BioCentury publications are available to you through the library: BioCentury, BioCentury Innovations, BioCentury Extra, and BioCentury Weekly. Interdisciplinary, industry relevant, and unique, the content is created by BioCentury Analysts and commands steep prices as Business Intelligence, not only in BioPharma, but in any activity where science, technology, and commerce meet. Learn about how Machine Learning and VC Funding is speeding up drug development and time to market, new reimbursement methods lowering costs of drugs for insurers, and the political and business interests driving this innovation, several months before you read about it in The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times

In fact, BioCentury publications focus on the innovation ecosystem by covering the entire value chain of pharmaceuticals, from human biology and research, to drug development and manufacturing, to regulation and patient outcomes. Boston is one of the two top Biotech hubs (the other San Francisco) and anyone looking to take advantages of the opportunities offered in this area should make BioCentury their daily reading since it’s what senior executives, investors, and policy makers base their decisions on.


The publications are made more navigable through categories that take you directly to articles relevant to your need or interest.

You can easily access the library’s BioCentury publications by using the link on our Databases A-Z page.  Do not sign in or pay for content unless you wish to purchase it for sharing and download. 

Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library database, 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 this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

Hours Change for MLK Day Holiday: Sun. 1/19 and Mon. 1/20

Please take note of the following changes to the library’s hours on Sunday, January 19th and Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

Sunday, January 19
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(closing early)

Monday, January 20
(Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes)

Photograph of Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., 8/28/1963
Source: The U.S. National Archives

For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Now Showing in the RSM Art Gallery: "LUMEN: Paintings by Roz Sommer"

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is LUMEN, a collection of oil paintings by Roz Sommer. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the artist and her work, please read the Artist Statement below.

Paintings by Roz Sommer

January 13 – March 2, 2020

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 16 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Broken Peach by Roz Sommer

Artist Statement

In Roz Sommer’s paintings, expressive qualities of paint, particularly oil paint, connect the various bodies of work. Thick, juicy, textural color as well as dramatic light and shadows emphasize the intensity of the images. In some pieces the content is emotional, such as the paintings of the aftermath of disasters; physical, global catastrophes or personal interior struggles. In other work, the subject matter might be tranquil; still life paintings of foods and everyday objects, or scenes from nature, but Sommer’s paint application, energetic brushwork and gesture can still be troubling or ominous. Yet, emanating light brings hope and expectation into the darkness.

Roz Sommer

On Display: Best Books of 2019

If you’ve made a resolution to read more in 2020, our 11th annual Best Books display is a great place to start! We’ve consulted 19 book review sources* to create a display of the top books and audiobooks published last year. With more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy.

Visit the lobby to see the display or browse online via our catalog; simply click the “Request It” button to place an item on hold. Many of these books are also available to download from the library’s OverDrive digital ebook and audiobook collection.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and book-filled new year!

On display January 3 – February 16, 2020

*sources consulted: AudioFile, Bloomberg, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor (fiction, nonfiction), CHOICE, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, strategy+business, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

New Year - New Databases A-Z page!

The Bentley Library will have a new Databases A-Z page starting in January 2020. The new Databases A-Z page will offer increased functionality and some additional features. Here are some of the highlights:

  • It’s mobile friendly so it can be accessed on any device type.
  • Database descriptions are displayed by default and searchable!
  • See Popular, Trial, or New databases at a glance.
  • Take advantage of the additional filtering options available. Not only can you filter by subject, but you can also filter by database type or by vendor.
Screenshot of Databases A-Z page.

Additionally, when you filter by subject you can also get a list of Research Guides created for that subject area!

Screenshot of Databases A-Z subject filter page for Company Research with Research Guides highlighted.

Start exploring our new Databases A-Z page now!

If you have any questions, please contact a librarian at the Reference Desk.

New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for the New Year!

Kick off the new year with a new book, audiobook, movie or TV series! We’ve just posted our new acquisitions lists for December. 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.

Downloadable ebooks and digital audiobooks are available via our OverDrive collection, and you now have a choice of OverDrive apps to use – the original OverDrive app and/or the new Libby app. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Library Hours: Thursday, January 2 - Sunday, January 12

The library’s hours for the period of January 2 – January 12, 2020, which includes wintersession classes, are:

Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5:

Monday, January 6 – Thursday, January 9
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 10
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12

The library will resume regular hours when spring classes begin on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Monday, January 13. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Tuesday, 12/17: Storm Closing & Delayed Opening

Due to the storm, Bentley University has announced that campus will have a delayed opening at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17. The Library will suspend 24-hour access; closing at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday 12/17. Weather permitting, we will reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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.