Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
- $10,000 for 1st place
- $5000 for 2nd place
- $2500 for 3rd place
For more info, please contact Michael Coffta, Business Research Librarian, or Dr. Karl Kapp, Dept. of Instructional Technology.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Library currently has access to the following 5 databases, accessible on the Databases A-Z list > Trials page. The database vendors are providing free access to the databases so that our users can try them out. We welcome your feedback -- what you think of them and how you might use them in your courses?
The trials will be ending soon, so if you haven't tried them out yet, do so while you can.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
BU has access to the following Cabell's Directories until November 8, 2014:
- Educational Directories:
- Educational Curriculum & Methods
- Educational Psychology & Administration
- Educational Technology & Library Science
- Psychology & Psychiatry
- Computer Science:
- Computer Science - Business Information Systems Health Directories
- Health Administration:
- Economics and Finance
Friday, September 19, 2014
- The Civil War Collection (news articles, editorials, Northeast Regimental Histories, memories and correspondence)
- Frank Leslie’s Weekly
- Godey’s Lady’s Book
- The Lily
- History of Woman Suffrage
- African American newspapers
- National Anti-Slavery Standard
- Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
- Twelve Years a Slave
- The Liberator
- National Citizen and Ballot Box
- The Revolution
- South Carolina Newspapers
- The Virginia Gazette
- Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog (primarily a listing of marriages, deaths and obituaries from The Village Record of West Chester, PA)
- Pennsylvania Newspaper Record : Delaware County
- County Histories (entire country's worth)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
...more than 90 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over two billion time series in Data-Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. All of the data have been standardized and structured, and described with up to 37 fields of metadata, including a controlled vocabulary. (for more information about Data-Planet, visit http://goo.gl/6q6RMP)
Monday, September 8, 2014
Andruss Library has begun a trial to PolicyMap, which will run until the end of October.
PolicyMap is a national web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities. With easy-to-use menus, PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. It is used in the social sciences, urban studies and regional planning, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration and policy, public health, political science, education, environmental studies, business and finance, economics, statistics and geography, among other areas.
Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.
The database can be accessed via the Library's home page, using the link for Databases A-Z > Trials:
View the following videos or visit the PolicyMap Support Center for information on how to use.
If questions, ask a librarian for assistance.