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.

Finding Quality Sources: Research Help

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

Finding Quality Sources: 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!

When:

  • Monday, February 25th 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26th   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27th 11:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, February 28th 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where:

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

No RSVP necessary – just drop in to the library’s classroom (room 11) anytime during the sessions.


Don’t forget, librarians also provide research help 7 days/week at the Reference Desk. Visit, email, call, text, or IM/chat with a librarian whenever the Reference Desk is open.

OverDrive has Business Titles!

Our OverDrive downloadable collection contains lots of bestselling fiction & biographies, but did you know that we also have over 400 popular business titles? Past and current favorites include: This is Marketing by Seth Godin, The Creative Curve by Allen Gannett and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink. The collection includes both ebooks and audiobooks, and they display from most popular to least.


If you would like more information about OverDrive (or any of the library’s resources), please contact us for assistance.

RefWorks Video Tutorial

Missed our workshop and still want to use RefWorks? Investing 20 minutes viewing this tutorial and creating an account with your Bentley email address will save you time writing and editing your research papers.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).


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 RefWorks for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

Learn RefWorks Now! Workshops on February 14th

Bentley Librarians are offering opportunities for students to learn about RefWorks.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

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:

  • Tuesday, February 12th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. cancelled due to weather
  • Thursday, February 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 14th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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 refdesk@bentley.edu indicating which session you’d like to attend. (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have a 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.

Database of the Month: OverDrive

Read for Free from a Phone, Tablet or Laptop through the Bentley Library

December is a great time to highlight the Library’s OverDrive Collection. As you pack up to go home for the holidays, remember the OverDrive downloadable collection is available for you to enjoy on break, anywhere, 24×7 on any device.

This collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles including many bestsellers and award winners.

Simply click into OverDrive to view our newest additions or to browse the ebook and audiobook collections by subject, format or genre.  You may browse the available titles without logging in. You only need to log in when you decide to borrow a title.

Some features of OverDrive:

  • This service is free to you with your Bentley e-mail address and network password.
  • All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period which is 21 days. There are no late fees and if your time runs out, you can just borrow it again.
  • If a title is checked out, place a hold and you are e-mailed when the title is available.
  • For titles with multiple holds, the Library will purchase additional copies decreasing wait times.
  • The plus sign under a title adds to the title to your personal wish list and you can use your wish list to pull up available content when you have the free time to enjoy it.
  • Curated lists, available from the OverDrive homepage, include: Great American Reads, Newest Additions, Most Popular, Try Something Different, Banned & Challenged Books, and Presidential Biographies. Just scroll the main screen to view these curated lists.
  • Each title is selected and added to the collection by your Bentley Librarians, and new titles are added each month.
  • Bentley students, faculty & staff can suggest titles for purchase using the Suggest a Purchase form.

To get started enjoying ebooks & audiobooks on your device visit Getting Started with OverDrive.

If you need help with this service, help is always available at the Reference Desk and there is a special Overdrive Winter Break Reading session scheduled from 11 to noon on Reading Day in Group Study Room 102. Just bring your device and we’ll get you set up.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library resource, 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.

Finding Quality Sources: Drop-In Research Help

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

Finding Quality Sources: 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!

Monday, November 12
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14
11:00 a.m. to noon

Thursday, November 15
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No RSVP necessary – just drop in to the library’s classroom (room 11) anytime during the sessions.

Don’t forget, librarians also provide research help 7 days/week at the Reference Desk. Visit, email, call, text, or IM/chat with a librarian whenever the Reference Desk is open.

Chills & Thrills: Frightfully Good Books and Movies

It is the time to celebrate all things spooky.

The Bentley Library staff has put together a display of DVDs that are full of chills and thrills for your Halloween season. Check the DVD display shelves throughout the month of October. We hope you are bewitched by our picks!

In addition to DVDs, plenty of spooky content is available through our streaming film collections, Kanopy and Swank.  If you are interested in learning about horror as a medium, why not start with the master and stream a Talk from Hitchcock himself available through Films on Demand.

Other horror tales and ghost stories are available on our shelves and through Overdrive, including the classics, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula and newer authors, Stephen King or Joe Hill. Don’t have time to commit to a whole novel? Why not check out a collection of short stories such as American Fantastic Tales or Flight or Fright!

Do you have a favorite pick you would like to recommend? Just post a comment with the title and your name.

Happy Haunting.