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Preparing Your Mind to Write a Research Paper

As you approach the countdown to research papers, remember that sometimes what your brain needs most is a break. “After spending time in a quiet rural setting, close to nature, people exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory, and generally improved cognition. Their brains become both calmer and sharper…. When people aren’t being bombarded by external stimuli, […]

Research Deadlines

As you gather the research for your final papers and presentations, you may find that getting the best resource requires an interlibrary loan–borrowing an item from another library. If you need an article or book that Furman doesn’t own or have access to, all you need to do is request it through interlibrary loan. Learn […]

Confused about Citing Sources?

You’re not alone! The library will be offering workshops on citing your sources next Wednesday (11/10) and Thursday (11/12), from 3:00 – 4:30 (although they may not last the full 90 minutes, depending on questions) in Room 041 on the ground floor of the library. We’ll talk about some resources that can help you create […]

King Tut

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times. On November 4, 1922, more than 3000 years after Tut’s reign, British archaeologist, Howard Carter, discovered one of the only unplundered royal tombs in Luxor, Egypt. Would you like to read the […]

Digitizing Hidden Resources

The Digicenter, located on the ground floor of the James B. Duke Library keeps a steady stream of projects going that stretch across all academic departments. The digitization of physical objects such as photos, slides, maps, and any number of formats of text greatly broadens the access and increases the value of the original resources […]

Planning for Those Final Papers

It’s not too early to start gathering research for your end of term papers and projects. You may find that getting the best resource requires an interlibrary loan–borrowing an item from another library. If you need an article or book that Furman doesn’t own or have access to, all you need to do is request […]

Need Images?

Are you working on a project that requires images? Here are some resources you may find helpful: ARTstor is a database to which the library subscribes with approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. AP Multimedia Archive is another library database that contains over 700,000 Associated Press photos that go back to 1840 but […]

Kilstofte Music In the House

Those of us who attended the Furman Presidential Inauguration this past Friday got to hear the premiere of two of Mark Kilstofte’s choral works, commissioned for the event. You might not know that the Furman Library recently acquired most of his past oeuvre, with one copy in the music library for check-out, study, and performance; […]

Inauguration Hours

Inauguration Hours The Library will be observing the inauguration of President Smolla by changing our normal opening hours to coincide with campus events: Thursday, October 21, we will be open 8 am – 10 pmFriday, October 22, we will be open from 8 am – 9:30 am and Noon-6 pm

What You Need for Fall Break

Before you drive or fly somewhere for Fall Break, come by the library and get a recorded book to keep you company on your journey!The library has over 800 audio books, of which over 300 are novels. You can browse what we own in the catalog, search for a specific title by limiting to “Spoken […]