Now Showing: 2019 International Education Photo Contest

Now showing in the RSM Art Gallery are the 2019 International Education Photo Contest category winners and finalists.

You have one more opportunity to vote for your favorite finalist! Stop in to the gallery to cast your vote before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15. The Bentley Votes winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and one lucky voter will win a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card.

2019 International Education Photo Contest
Winners and Finalists
November 8, 2019 – January 8, 2020

To learn more about this annual photo contest and to take a peek at the winners, visit the Office of International Education on Facebook and Instagram. The exhibit will be on view until January 8, 2020. Don’t miss these amazing photographs taken by faculty, staff and students photographs!

On Display - The Immigrant Experience: In Their Own Words

With roughly 200 countries across our globe, it’s no wonder that immigration plays a huge role in many people’s lives. Some choose to move to a different country for a change of pace or a new set of opportunities. For others, their moves are the result of global conflict, persecution, and other serious personal concerns. This display presents many different narratives around immigration that can help readers and viewers to see the various perspectives that encompass the “immigrant experience.” 

This display focuses primarily on writers and filmmakers who have immigrated to another country in their lifetime, or whose families include recent immigrants. As a result their narratives often address these personal experiences, whether in fictional or non-fictional form. Many countries and genres are represented, allowing patrons to choose their own areas of interest or explore something new. 

Titles will be available to browse in the library lobby from Monday, November 4th – Sunday, January 5th. You may also access the full list of titles in the library’s online catalog. Additional eBooks and audiobooks are available to browse and download via Overdrive

October's Arrivals: New Books, DVDs and Audiobooks

Looking for something new to read, watch, or listen to? Our new acquisitions lists are a great place to start browsing! 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.

Remembering Toni Morrison

1931-2019

The Bentley Library is pleased to join the Multicultural Center, the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English and Media Studies in celebrating the life and work of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

To commemorate her contribution to literature, the library will display a collection of her best known works in the main lobby.

In addition, there will be two events on campus next week:

Monday, October 28th, at 3:30pm in the Back Bay rooms:

Faculty, staff, and students will read passages from Toni Morrison’s work, followed by an open discussion.

Tuesday, October 29th, at 7pm in Wilder:

Professor Ken Stuckey, Department of English and Media Studies, will introduce a screening of the 2019 feature documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am .

All are welcome to attend.

Faculty Workshop: Scholars @ Bentley Institutional Repository

The library is pleased to introduce faculty to Scholars @ Bentley, our institutional repository hosted by Digital Commons. Scholars @ Bentley is a full-text repository for your articles, research, presentations, datasets, multimedia, and more. Share your work worldwide through the Digital Commons network and track downloads by time and location to measure impact.

This workshop will familiarize you with Scholars @ Bentley and its benefits for faculty. You’ll learn:

  • How to set up an account
  • What type of work (published or unpublished) you can add to the repository
  • Where to locate your copyright privileges on published work
  • How to submit work to the repository – including metadata creation
  • What impact measurement tools are available to you through Digital Commons

Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, November 5: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Library Room 011 (Research Instruction Center), lower level

Please note: This is a 1-hour workshop, you may attend on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Database of the Month: Bloomberg Tax

Bloomberg Tax provides users with online access to statutes, regulations, tax codes, court cases, and expert analysis, articles, and commentary on tax planning. Practice tools such as tax prep guides, checklists, tax forms, and sample documents are included. Topic areas include Federal, State, and International.

Bloomberg Tax enables users to access the BNA Tax Management Portfolios. Tax Management Portfolios are an encyclopedic resource that provides detailed breakdowns of tax issues. Tax Management Portfolios index and provide full-text access to primary source materials that cover tax cases, regulations, and relevant statutes, and including links to the IRC. Bentley’s Bloomberg Tax subscription include BNA’s U.S. Income; Estates, Gifts & Trusts; and U.S. International portfolios.

The Federal section of Bloomberg Tax also includes a number of useful practices tools, from Federal tax forms and calculators to sample client letters, compliance statements, and transactional diagrams.

Those looking for primary and secondary resources related to state tax topics can use the State content area of Bloomberg Tax, to find expert analysis, including the BNA State Tax and Sales & Use Tax portfolios. As in the Federal content area of Bloomberg Tax, the State area provides practice tools that include state tax forms, client letters, and state tax diagrams. Primary source material in the State area includes statutes, regulations, and constitutions. For those who want to keep abreast of state tax topics can browse the News & Commentary section.

The International area of Bloomberg Tax provides expert analysis via the BNA International portfolios, which include Foreign Income, Country, and Transfer Pricing portfolios. Practice tools include Withholding Tax Chart and VAT jurisdictions. Primary source materials include tax treaties and transfer pricing portfolios.

Guides, Tutorials, and Help

For help using Bloomberg Tax please consult the database’s Help Center, download the Bloomberg Tax Quick Reference Card, or view Bloomberg Tax’s video tutorials. Reference librarians can provide research assistance in person at the Reference Desk and via email, phone (781.891.2300) and chat.


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.

Try Libby! New OverDrive App Now Available.

You can now access Bentley’s OverDrive collection in Libby, an alternative app for ebooks and audiobooks.

Libby offers many enhancements, including:

  • An updated, streamlined interface,
  • A unified shelf for all loans and holds across multiple libraries,
  • Improved multi-library support for users who also enjoy digital books from their public library.

Of Note: the OverDrive app and website are still available—Libby simply offers an alternative for those who would like to give it a try.

Please speak with a Reference Librarian if you need assistance with this new interface.

Fall Mini-Break Hours: Saturday 10/12 - Tuesday 10/15

The library will remain open during Bentley’s Fall Mini-Break with some adjustments to our normal operating hours on Sunday and Monday. We hope that you’ll all enjoy the break from classes, but we are here if you need us!

Saturday October 12, Sunday October 13, and Monday October 14
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 15
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

For complete information about the library, café and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.