Thursday, June 1, 2017

Kanopy: Simple Access

Good news for Kanopy database users! Recently, Kanopy implemented an easier way to authenticate users called "Simple Access". This will make it easier for you to log in to stream your videos. Click on "Read More" to find out how! 

Career Workshops

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Renewing BU Library Books

Renewing BU library books

Due to a change in library systems, the Renew Books Online feature is temporarily disabled. Until it’s working again, please call the Circulation Desk to renew your books over the phone, 570-389-4205.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where Should I Publish My Article? guide

Visit the library's new guide for faculty and graduate students, Where Should I Publish My Article?  This guide, created for a spring 2017 TALE session, discusses such topics as journal reputation, predatory publishing, open access, and ways to boost your own scholarly impact.  Searching for journals in which to publish your research?  Wondering about an unsolicited invitation to publish that you received?  Want to increase the likelihood that scholars will read your work?  Then visit the guide.

You can also find the guide off of the library's website by clicking on Research Guides, then Special Topics Guides, then Where Should I publish My Article?  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fake News guide

Did your mother call you to tell you that liberals hate science?  Did your Facebook feed pop up with an article on a new pesticide that's going to kill us all?  Did one of your friends breathlessly tell you that president Donald Trump was going to pardon mass shooter Dylann Roof?  You might have heard any or all of these stories, but there's one thread connecting all of them: they're not true.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  The library has created a new guide on “Fake News: Media & News Literacy.”  It’s intended to help everyone think critically about the news they encounter on social media and elsewhere.  It provides examples, links, and exercises.

You can find it directly here:

Or, from the Library’s website, click on “Research Guides” and then “Special Topic Guides.”