Explore Demographic Data

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. The site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Users can customize, save, print and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.

This trial is available on our Trials LibGuide through Thursday, June 18, 2015. We would like your feedback about our trials.  Please let us know what you think by filling out our feedback form.

Social Explorer


Video Database Trial

Academic Video Online

Database Trial:  Academic Video Online: Premium

Academic Video Online: Premium is comprised of over 45,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas, such as anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film and science. Including the full content of collections such as Classical Music in Video, Environmental Studies in Video, LGBT Studies in Video, Meet the Press, and the PBS Video Collection, over half the content is only available through Alexander Street Press. Please note that all content is not accessible during the trial. This trial is available on our Trials LibGuide through Thursday, June 18, 2015. Let us know what you think about this trial by completing our feedback form.

Creating the Rest of Your Life

Display 2015

Trying to figure out what your future holds? This month’s display in the James B. Duke Library highlights the following inspirational books:

Creating the rest of your life : an atlas for manifesting success and excellence in life and work

The art of happiness : a handbook for living

Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future

The 15 invaluable laws of growth : live them and reach your potential

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values

The road less traveled : a new psychology of love, traditional values, and spiritual growth

Give and take : a revolutionary approach to success

Outliers : the story of success



Now Online: The Echo

the echoThe Echo has a rich history as an esteemed publication of student literary and art works. As a part of Furman’s effort to promote intellectual creativity amongst the student body, the magazine is a display of such academic and artistic excellence. The Echo is both by the students and for the students of Furman, with a vision to uphold this tradition of publishing authors and artists.

In addition to the print issue, you can view this edition and previous editions of The Echo online at Furman University’s Scholar Exchange (http://scholarexchange.furman.edu/echo/). We hope you enjoy this collection.

Spring Interim Hours

Spring Interim Hours 2015

Change in Hours for Special Collections


Special CollectionsBeginning Monday, May 11, the hours for Special Collections and Archives located on the second floor of the James B. Duke Library, will change to Monday – Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Please call or email in advance so we can confirm your appointment time and pull materials ahead of your visit. For faculty or students who have research needs and can’t make it during our regular hours, please call 864-294-2194 or email specialcollections@furman.edu to make an appointment.

Food for Fines

canned food