We are at the halfway point of the 14 Days to Have Your Say! campaign. Post your comments at http://library.bentley.edu/14days or add a note to one of the whiteboards in the library. We’ll be collecting responses until midnight on Monday, February 11.
Thank you to those who have already voiced your support, raised concerns, and contributed suggestions. Here’s a snapshot of the discussion thus far…
Did you make a new year’s resolution to read more? We can help! The new acquisitions lists are a great place to start. Go to the New Books & DVDspage 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 OverDriveapp 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.
From Tuesday, January 29 to Monday, February 11, we are providing open forums—online and inside the library—to allow members of our community to post comments and suggestions. Have your say and see what others are saying about the library!
What do you love about the library? What can we do better? What services and resources are we missing?
Visit the library to add your thoughts to the whiteboards you’ll find on each floor of the library.
Use the tablet kiosk in the lobby to give us a quick rating.
We’ve done this before, with great success!
The past four installments of 14 Days to Have Your Say! (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014) were very successful, and the library has made many changes to our services, policies, and resources as a result of the thoughtful feedback we’ve received.
For example, in response to previous 14 Days feedback, the library has:
increased normal operating hours and instituted 24-hour access during final exams
improved the physical facilities by adding more study carrels, installing stand-up work areas, and improving signage
adjusted borrowing policies to extend access to our popular and faculty DVD collections
improved the features and functionality of the group study room reservation system
installed new equipment and technology, such as “quick print” stations, scanners, and USB charging ports
We hope that this installment is just as popular and productive. Don’t be shy, tell us what’s on your mind!
Do you have questions about this project? Please visit the About and FAQs pages, or contact the Reference Desk at email@example.com or 781-891-2300.
Mergent Intellect offers comprehensive data on companies, industries, demographics, consumer lifestyles, people, and jobs. Among its specialized offerings are:
Information on over 245 million domestic and international public and private companies
First Research industry profiles
United States census data, searchable by geographic area
Nielsen PRIZM demographic and consumer reports
Residential contact and lifestyle data for U.S. residents
Job listings for companies in the U.S. and Canada
Mergent provides both standardized reports and custom reporting tools that are perfect for building lists of competitors, viewing potential customers in a geographic area, and more.
Get Started with Mergent Intellect
Use the basic search box to execute a Company, Industry, Executive or New Business search. Alternatively, click one of the icons located below the search box for other specialized searches.
Company & Industry Data
Mergent provides information on domestic and international companies. Both public and private companies are included, as are inactive companies. Search by company name, ticker symbol or URL in the single search box to access company profiles, financials, industry profiles, and executive information.
To build custom lists of companies with specific criteria, use the Advanced Search. Both Company and Executive criteria are available. Lists may be exported to CSV or XLSX format.
Standardized reports provide an overview of the characteristics of a geographical area using data from the most recent US Census and the proprietary PRIZM segmentation system from Nielsen (Claritas 360). Search by ZIP code, city or county name to access eight different reports, ranging in complexity from quick facts to full overviews. Most are available in both PDF and XLS formats.
Get Database Help
Visit the Help Guides for detailed instructions on searching and building reports. How-to videos help with navigating Advanced Search, Consumer Lifestyle searches, and more.
Please visit our Databases A-Z page and click Mergent Intellect to begin your search. This database can also be viewed in the Annual Reports and SEC, Company Profiles, Consumer Demographics, Industries and Markets, and International Business 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.
We are very pleased to announce that Saturation: Paintings by Christina Chang is now on view in the RSM Art Gallery. All are invited to meet the artist at an opening reception on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the artist and her work, please read her statement below.
Saturation: Paintings by Christina Chang January 14 – March 8, 2019
Artist’s Reception Wednesday, February 13 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Color, light, energy, and movement all come to mind when thinking about why I create art. I am never at a loss for ideas and the desire to create and paint is in me every day. I enjoy challenging myself to come up with new color combinations and applying them to the canvas surface. I find the process mesmerizing and meditative.
Although I was trained classically, and created art in many forms and expressions, capturing color, light, and shapes are primary goals in my latest creations. My work has evolved and transformed from portraying landscapes through an impressionistic style to abstraction. I am currently painting works that emphasize light in new ways. A stroke of the brush and the application of bold color are what drives my art to come to life.
I created the latest works with water-soluble oil paints on canvas. These paintings capture my love of painting and being outdoors, as well as my emotions and feelings. When I paint, I am able to express nonverbal feelings.
I enjoy working on many paintings simultaneously. I sometimes reference landscape photographs that I took at a particular location and find inspiration from those photos and my experience at that time. It is so gratifying to complete a painting with my own two hands and bring a painting from my imagination into existence.
We hope you had a great winter break, Falcons! Ready to hit the books again? The library’s regular spring semester hours start Monday, January 14, 2019:
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
You can view the library, café, and Help Desk hours for the entire semester in our hours calendar. Please note that our hours will change during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Spring Break, and the Patriots’ Day holiday weekend.
During the winter months the library’s hours may be impacted by inclement weather. When the University is closed for weather, so is the library. If the library needs to make an emergency closing outside of “regular” university hours (late at night or on the weekend), we will make announcements on our social media channels and via email. Follow @BentleyLibrary on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to stay up-to-date.
Happy New Year! Here at the library we are celebrating the arrival of 2019 and the 10th anniversary of our annual “best books” display!
Back in January of 2009 we thought it would be fun to comb through multiple year-end “best of” lists to put together a display of the previous year’s top fiction and nonfiction titles. Thus began an annual tradition, and here we are ten years later…
This year we examined 17 unique review sources* to bring you a display of 100+ books and audiobooks. As always, you’ll find titles by popular authors who regularly land on the bestseller lists, as well as books from outside the spotlight that are worthy of your attention. The common denominator is that they have all been hailed as the best of 2018’s publishing.
If you don’t see anything of interest at first glance, keep checking back. As new acquisitions arrive and currently checked-out books are returned we will add more books to the display. Happy browsing!