Work Smart Workshop

Professors – 

Would you like to make use of Turnitin with your classes? Interested in knowing more about those originality reports or what all those advanced options in Moodle really mean? Mark your calendar for:

 Turnitin Work Smart Workshops

When:   Tuesday, January 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Wednesday, January 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Friday, January 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Location: James B. Duke Library 041

No RSVP or registration required.

We will discuss best-practices for Turnitin including Moodle integration, assignment options, and interpretation of “originality reports.” She will also touch on some of the legal and philosophical debates surrounding the product.

Work smarter, not harder – with Work Smart Workshops.

How to Use “Access World News”

With thousands of news sources, Access World News allows you to track issues, find information on people and events, and look for articles that contain a certain keyword or phrase. Watch the video to learn how to search and locate different types of news content, including videos, transcripts, and online-only content.  The Access World News Research Collection can be found in the library’s list of All Databases.

Access World News

 

Database Trial Feedback

The Furman University Libraries are currently providing trial access to several electronic resources.  To explore these trial subscriptions, visit http://libguides.furman.edu/electronicresourcetrialsThen let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.

Political Science Complete  This database provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.  Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, Political Science Complete (PSC) contains full text for hundreds of journals along with indexing and abstracting for thousands of publications.  This trial will be available through February 10, 2015.

World Politics Review  This database provides analysis of global trends.  Written by experts in the field, content provides access to comprehensive and detailed perspectives on foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.  This resource includes multiple areas of study, with thousands of articles in its archives and more than 75,000 words of original content produced each month.  This trial will be available through February 10, 2015.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Dr. King

Image courtesy of ImageQuest database.

In observance of the national holiday in Dr. King’s honor, the James B. Duke Library will be operating on an adjusted schedule.

January 18       Sunday       10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 19       Monday       10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.

Crime in the United States

Crime in the United States, 2014

New eBook:  Crime in the United States, 2014  /  edited by Gwenavere W. Dunn
Crime in the United States contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the offenses, known to law enforcement, released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program.  In this intricately detailed source, legal and law enforcement professionals, researchers, and those who are just curious will find violent and property crime statistics for the nation as a whole—and for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, and even college and university campuses. Crime in the United States includes statistics for:

  • Violent and property crimes
  • Hate crimes
  • Crime trends
  • Victims, by type
  • Crimes cleared (those closed by arrest or other means)
  • Persons arrested (age, sex, and race)
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Law enforcement personnel (including the number of sworn officers killed or assaulted)
  • Characteristics of homicides (including age, sex, and race of victims and offenders; victim-offender relationships; weapons used; and circumstances surrounding homicides)

 

In addition to data, Crime in the United States also includes text and pertinent figures that explain the data in greater detail and supplies a visual perspective of these major offenses.

Fifth Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

From Progress Toward Rebuilding Haiti’s Health System:

On January 12, 2010, the world looked on as Haiti struggled with the aftermath of the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed over 200,000, left millions in need of urgent medical attention, and devastated an already weak national infrastructure.  More than 2,000,000 people became displaced when their homes were destroyed, creating increased risk for infectious diseases from overcrowding and poor living conditions as they gathered in internally displaced persons camps.  The disaster triggered a response from nations around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was among the first U.S. government agencies to provide Haiti with assistance.  A dedicated, multi-disciplinary team at CDC with diverse subject matter expertise mobilized and quickly began deploying to provide direct support on the ground in Haiti.  In partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public Heath and Population, they identified priority public health needs and developed a plan for obtaining funding to address those needs.  This group of CDC experts filled a unique niche which had not previously existed at CDC, public health systems reconstruction.  

Click on the report to continue reading about Haiti’s challenges and progress.Haiti Report

New Spring Hours

Beginning Spring term, the James B. Duke Library weekend hours will be:

Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm  (Closing two hours earlier)

Sunday: 10 am – 1 am  (Opening two hours earlier)

Thank you to the Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) for suggesting this change. If you have other suggested changes for the Furman Libraries, please contact one of your LSAG representatives: Chesley Dawson, Sam Kleine, Alex Pumphrey, Drew Kearns, Brooks Musangu, Tre Wheat and Austin Pretsch, Anna Downs and Tien Hoang.

Spring 2015

 

Winter Break and Interim Hours

Christmas Tree

December 18
Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm
December 19
Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm
December 20
Saturday
Closed
December 21
Sunday
Closed
December 22
Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm
December 23
Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm
December 24
Wednesday
Closed
December 25
Thursday
Closed
December 26
Friday
Closed
December 27
Saturday
Closed
December 28
Sunday
Closed
December 29
Monday
Closed
December 30
Tuesday
Closed
December 31
Wednesday
Closed
January 1
Thursday
Closed
January 2
Friday
Closed
January 3
Saturday
Closed
January 4
Sunday
Closed
January 5
Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm
January 6
Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm
January 7
Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm
January 8
Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm
January 9
Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
January 10
Saturday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
January 11
Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Seniors: Thinking about careers after college?

How are you considering using your degree after you graduate? Have you thought about being an information professional? The American Library Association says, “Librarians and library workers help people find information and use it effectively for personal and professional purposes. They must have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must be on the cutting edge of technology  trends in order to serve their patrons.” Sounds like a description of someone from a liberal arts education, doesn’t it?

Librarians earn a Masters in Library and Information Science as a gateway to professional jobs. Here is a link to ALA accredited graduate programs. If you are accepted in a program, you are eligible to apply for the Ethel Carlisle Southern Library Scholarship, which is awarded each spring. Details about the scholarship will be coming in January 2015.

21st Century Libraries
photo (3)Anthony W. Marx, president and CEO of the NYC Public Library,  says “I don’t think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn’t even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn’t going to compete with the internet. It’s going to be part of the internet. New York libraries have one of the greatest collection of information in the world, and one of our goals is to have it all curated, linked and navigable.”

Study Day Photos

Check out some of the pictures from “Study Day Recharge.”  We had a great turnout for the healthy grub and massage sessions.

Study Day Recharge 1

First in line!

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Might as well study while you wait for a massage.

Might as well study while you wait for a massage.

Study Day Recharge! Brought to you by: Furman Libraries Culinary Club Department of Health Sciences

Study Day Recharge!
Brought to you by:
Furman Libraries
Furman Culinary Club
Department of Health Sciences

We hope you’re feeling less stressed and ready for your exams.  Have a wonderful break and we’ll see you in the New Year!

For recipes and more pictures visit the Live Well Furman blog.