Bentley Reference librarians are here to assist with your research. We can help with selecting search tools, finding and evaluating sources, and citing sources.
Here are the ways that you can get research help:
While you can always stop by the reference desk for research help during our hours, you can also schedule an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance with research. 48 hours advanced notice appreciated for scheduling purposes. Schedule an appointment here.
ProQuest Education is the premium resource for those who need access to comprehensive coverage of education topics. The database includes over 510 titles, with over 400 available in full text. Coverage is from 1990-present and updated daily. Contains abstracts, full-text HTML, full-text HTML with graphics, and PDF formats.
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) indexes more than 1100 journals (90% of which are peer-reviewed) listed in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index, as well as conference and policy papers, gray literature, dissertations and theses, and research reports from government agencies and research centers. Can be searched by educational level, intended audience and publication type, among others.
Foundation Directory Online Platinum provides information on grantmakers and their philanthropic activities. The database includes over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., and over 3 million recently awarded grants. Search keys include grantmaker, recipient, grant, and geography. The database is limited to one user at a time. Please contact the Bentley Library Reference Desk at 781.891.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for login information.
Gartner Group Resources provides expert analysis and opinion on IT-related topics at the intersection of business and technology. Users can search Gartner’s proprietary research by market area, topic, or industry. Gartner also offers blogs and podcasts. Access to Gartner is via Bentley University email address and network password.
"Maverick" research is designed to spark new, unconventional insights. Maverick research is unconstrained by our typical broad consensus-formation process to deliver breakthrough, innovative and disruptive ideas from our research incubator. We are publishing a collection of several Maverick research lines this year, all designed for maximum value and impact. When you enter "Journalism" in the Gartner search box and hit enter many of the results will come from Gartner's Maverick research division. Gartner is also a place to look for educational technology.