Upcoming Library Workshops for Faculty and Ph.D. Students

The Bentley Library is offering the following workshops for faculty and Ph.D. students this month:

MLA/APA Citation Styles Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23 @ 12:45pm
Description: Within the last year, new editions of both the MLA Handbook and the APA Publication Manual have been released. This workshop will cover changes to MLA and APA citation styles, and how those changes are reflected in RefWorks, EndNote, and other library sources. Further resources and suggestions for how to incorporate the changes into student citation practices will be offered.

EndNote X2

Dates & Times: Thursday, September 17 @ 12:30pm to 1:30pm – OR – Monday, September 21 @ 2:10pm to 3:10pm
Description: EndNote is bibliographic citation software that allows users to manage and store bibliographic citations, PDFs and research notes. EndNote provides citation style and manuscript formatting for hundreds of top publications, as well as, the APA, MLA, Chicago and many other associations. EndNote provides over 700 import filters for direct import of citations from online databases, including EBCSOHost and ProQuest. This Endnote workshops will focus on getting started EndNote X2, including manual and direct import of citations, selecting manuscript styles, and creating bibliographies. EndNote X2 is available via the VLAB.

All library workshops are held in the Library’s Research Instruction Center, located on the lower level of the library in room 11. Seating is limited – please RSVP to library@bentley.edu and indicate which session you are registering for.

You can view more information about upcoming library workshops – for students and for faculty – by visiting our events calendar.

And the Emmy Award Goes to…

Getting geared up for the Emmy Awards ceremony being held on Sunday, September 20? The Bentley Library has a large selection of Emmy-nominated TV series on DVD!

Get your fill of “V juice” (that’s vampire juice, for the uninitiated) with season one of True Blood. Find out if the survivors of the colonial fleet finally locate Earth in the final season of Battlestar Galactica. Discover Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring Emmy awards host, Neil Patrick Harris. You can even take a walk down memory lane and revisit past Emmy winners including All in the Family, M*A*S*H, and The Cosby Show.

Excited about Family Guy’s Emmy nomination for best comedy series? We’ve got you covered with DVDs of the series and the book, Family Guy and Philosophy! Want to geek out even more? Check out volume one and two of the Heroes graphic novels from our Popular Reading section. We also have several script books in our collection including episodes of ER, Frasier, and Seinfeld.

We hope you enjoy this display, which highlights many of our summer acquisitions – Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, The Tudors, X-Files, Entourage, Mad Men, The Muppet Show and more!

On display now in the lobby of the library.

H1N1 Information & Resources

Flu season is fast approaching.   Bentley University’s Center for Health & Wellness website is designated as the official site for  information on H1N1 influenza.  The Center for Health & Wellness site will provide the most up-to-date information about H1N1, as well as lists of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other selected resources.

If you are interested in conducting further research about H1N1 – or influenza in general – please visit the Bentley Library’s H1N1 library research guide.  This research guide highlights librarian-recommended books, databases, and websites useful for researching H1N1 and related topics.

Welcome New Students, Faculty & Staff

The staff of the Bentley Library extends a warm welcome to our new students, faculty and staff.  Many of you will receive an orientation to the Library during First Week, however we also encourage you to take a look at our online library orientation guide. It will only take you a few minutes to view, and it will provide you with useful information about library resources and services.   If you have any questions about the Library the please don’t hesitate to ask for help at the Library Services or Reference Desks.

Reference Librarians Debut Online Library Research Guides

The Bentley Library reference librarians have created a new collection of library research guides that are designed to help you locate the best resources for your research! Research guides are available for a number of popular topics/subjects, as well as for specific classes.  In each guide we recommend specific books, journals, databases and web sites.  Where needed we also include step-by-step instructions.  The entire collection of library research guides is available at http://libguides.bentley.edu/.

This is an evolving collection – guides will continue to be added and updated.  If you’d like to suggest a topic for a library research guide please email refdesk@bentley.edu.