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Finding music on the internet

When preparing a piece, or researching performance practice, it can be helpful to listen to several versions of it. There are the usual library resources of the compact discs we have on the shelf, and databases such as Classical Music Library. If you are looking for more, the internet is a logical place to go. […]

Pulse on Sustainability

Greenfile – Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource […]

New Video Lectures

Forum Network PBS and NPR are now posting taped interviews and videos of talks by academics, joining many other providers of online lectures. Many of the lecture/presentations are offered in series whose titles include Tsunami and Katrina, slavery and the Making of the American States, Breast Cancer Awareness. By aligning lectures with PBS and NPR […]

New Digital Resource

Dictionary of Literary Biography In addition to author biographical data,this series has long provided surveys and criticisms of literary works worldwide.The library receives 8 to 12 volumes per year of this series comprising a complete collection of over 300 volumes currently. Our subscription is now moved to the digital version and as of now includes […]

Notable Web

LIFE Magazine’s entire run as a weekly: over 1,860 issues, covering the years from 1936 to 1972 are now digitized and searchable. Now available in Google Books

New Digital Reference

Sage Reference Online Encyclopedias and Handbooks across Disciplines This is a collection of 31 new titles that you can search individually or all at once. Each article is accompanied with a Readers Guide sidebar with links to related topics. Also each result is provided with citation formats for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. Select one […]

Briefs Online

Westlaw Campus Research Find Supreme Court Briefs using Westlaw’ssearch, or browse for what you need.Westlaw opens in News mode, but click on the Law tab and a whole world of legal information opens up for you. Court cases from every state and all Federal levels including the Merits and Amicus briefs of Supreme Court Cases […]

Women in Music

One of my pet projects this summer was to read more about women in classical music, and to do a lot of listening. I thought I’d share the resources I came across in the Maxwell Music Library. We have sixteen books with the subject heading of women and music, and that is where I would […]

Experimental Search Engine

WorldCat Local We are currently conducting a trial of a different and broader search engine for the collection of the Furman Libraries, including digital books, journals, and websites that exist elsewhere. This search tool is WorldCat Local and in addition to item descriptions , you will find reviews, tables of contents, and the ability to […]

Kindle Music Experiments

This summer I had the opportunity to try the sheet music newly available for the Kindle, the wireless reading device made by Amazon. I tried both the regular (6″) sized Kindle and the KindleDX, which has a 9.7″ screen. From Kindle Experiments Right now, Kindle treats sheet music as it does any other image. Most […]