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Textbooks at the Library? Maybe! Here's How to Check...

By Lisa Curtin
September 15, 2022

We are often asked if we have course textbooks. The answer is, "maybe".

Although the Bentley Library does not purchase textbooks, it is worth checking to see if (1) your professor has placed a copy of the textbook on reserve or (2) your textbook happens to be in the library's regular book collection.

(1) Check Course Reserves

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Textbooks at the Library? Maybe! Here's How to Check...

By Lisa Curtin
August 28, 2019

We are often asked if we have course textbooks. The answer is, "maybe".

Although the Bentley Library does not purchase textbooks, it is worth checking to see if (1) your professor has placed a copy of the textbook on reserve or (2) your textbook happens to be in the library's regular book collection.

(1) Check Course Reserves

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FAQ: How do I find a specific article?

By Lisa Curtin
March 26, 2017

Frequently heard at the Reference Desk:

"My professor said I could get this article at the library, but I don't know how to find it".

"This article is listed on Blackboard, but the link is broken. Can you help me get it?"

"I found a reference to this article in a book I'm using for my research. Can you help me track it down?"

Finding an article when you know the name of the journal, magazine, or newspaper in which it appears is as easy as one, two, three!  Follow these steps:

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FAQ: What is a scholarly article and how do I find one?

By Lisa Curtin
October 28, 2016

What is a scholarly article?

Professors often require students to use articles from scholarly journals in their research papers and assignments. ...

FAQ: How do I cite this in APA format?

By Lisa Curtin
September 20, 2016
Citing sources is important and necessary. It can also be confusing and frustrating, even for those of us with years of experience! Complicating matters is the variety of citation formats available. Expository Writing classes here at Bentley typically teach and use the MLA (Modern Language Association) format, but business faculty rightly require students to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style, which is the citation format used in the social sciences. ...

FAQ: Does the library have textbooks?

By Lisa Curtin
August 30, 2016

books-42932_1280One of the library's most frequently asked questions is if we have course textbooks. The answer is "maybe". Although the Bentley Library does not purchase textbooks, it is worth checking to see if (1) your professor put a copy of the textbook on reserve or (2) your textbook happens to be in the library's regular book collection.

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Try Our New Ask Us Service.

By Kimberly Morin
August 24, 2015

askus One of our tasks this summer was to build a database of frequently asked questions and answers. The result is a new service that we are calling Ask Us. Knowing that others have asked the same question is a comfort, but more than that, seeing questions you might not have intended to ask but wanted to know can help you to learn new things. Here are a few examples:

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