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Bentley Library Welcomes Two New Employees!

By Hope Houston

JAMES THIBEAULT
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, SENIOR LIBRARIAN

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Go Beyond Library Databases With Unpaywall: A Free, Legal Way to Access Research Articles

By James Thibeault

It’s surprisingly expensive to access scholarly articles. Many important articles, vital for research, are behind paywalls—financial impediments from accessing the material. It might not seem like these articles are expensive while browsing through Bentley’s collection, but online access doesn’t come cheap. Generally, around half of library budgets often go to electronic resources. The most frustrating part? There are still more databases out there that are too expensive to justify purchasing. 

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Yelling At Floors: Students Stressing About Textbook Costs

By James Thibeault
Image by Yogendra Singh from Pixabay 

I still remember the frustration I felt when I returned my math textbook freshman year to the bookstore.

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On Display: Indigenous Voices

By Anne Jorgensen
Indigenous Voices

Highlighting the work of Indigenous writers, poets, and storytellers.

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New Museum Pass: New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

By Anne Jorgensen

Bentley Library is thrilled to announce a new offering in our Museum Pass Program! As you may have heard back in June, Harvard Art Museums changed their admission policies and became free to all. That change in policy allowed us to reallocate the money we had been using for our membership to another area attraction. We are excited to formally announce that Bentley students, staff, and faculty can now reserve passes to the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. These passes will admit 2 people at 50% off the general admission price.

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Fall Mini Break Hours: Saturday 10/7 - Tuesday 10/10

By Lisa Curtin

The library will remain open during the fall mini break with some adjustments to our normal operating hours on Sunday and Monday.

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Let Freedom Read: Celebrating Banned Books Week 2023

By Lisa Curtin
October 1–7, 2023 is Banned Books Week!

Earlier this year the American Library Association released the 2022 State of American Libraries report, which included the Top 10 Most Challenged Books

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On Display: Making + Memory

By Danielle Krcmar

Pictures and Poems can spark a memory of our own or allow us to visualize someone else’s memory in our mind’s eye.  How we draw from or suppress memories influences the stories we tell about ourselves and our world.

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RSM Art Gallery: Conjuring by Charles Suggs

By Lisa Curtin

The RSM Art Gallery is proud to present Conjuring, by Charles Suggs. The exhibit features Suggs’ smoke paintings- black and white portraits of the artist’s friends, family, and strangers. To celebrate the opening of Conjuring, the Gallery is hosting an Artist Talk and Reception on Thursday, September 28, from 5:00–7:00pm. 

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Fall '23 Update: New Study Room App, New Online Resources, and More!

By Lisa Curtin

Welcome back, Falcons! We hope you had a great summer and are ready for a new academic year. In case you missed our email update, here's a rundown of our new resources and a few important tips and reminders.

New Group Study Room App

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