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On Display: Kindness

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. – William Penn  

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The James B. Duke Library will have modified hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday. November 22  Tuesday  8:00am – 5:00pm November 23  Wednesday  CLOSED November 24  Thursday  CLOSED November 25  Friday  CLOSED November 26  Saturday  CLOSED November 27  Sunday  5:00pm – 1:00am Thanksgiving wishes postcard addressed to Miss Stella Rossignol, postmarked 1909.  This postcard is part […]

Ladies in the Lab

A new display in the Sanders Science Library celebrates ladies in the laboratory.  Titles include: Lab Girl Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science African American […]

Learn a new language with Mango Languages!

It’s International Education Week.  Time to learn a new language with Mango Languages!  Mango Languages uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so users will be able to start using and appreciating what they learn right away. Its comprehensive methodology includes all four key-language components (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture) and integrates […]

Stick a pin in it!

Stick a pin in it!  To celebrate International Education Week the library has created a display using a world map and push pins. We invite our international students to stick a “flag pin” on their hometown and our domestic students to stick a “ball pin” on their favorite international destination. The flags hanging in the […]

Library’s Laura Baines Wins State Award

If you have ever received help from Laura Baines at the Research Assistance Desk, you’ll know why her co-workers nominated her for the South Carolina Library Association’s (SCLA) 2016 Outstanding Library Paraprofessional Award. Laura listens to your question carefully, and works with you to find appropriate, scholarly, and on-target answers. But she does it with humor […]

International Education Week

2016 International Education Week Celebration! NOVEMBER 14-18, 2016 International Education Week, a nationally observed celebration presented by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, aims to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, non-profit organizations, and local governments are encouraged to participate by hosting events […]

Database Trial: Literary Encyclopedia

Literary Encyclopedia  The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history. All articles are solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in our Editorial Board. This resource includes: In-depth coverage of English-language; Classical; […]

Summer Research & Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships, Summer 2017 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden This year, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative […]

Election Anxiety?

Feeling anxious about the election? We’ve got just the solution…a 2016 Race for the White House coloring book! Stop by the Research Assistance Desk and de-stress with a color therapy session. If you’re not feeling inspired by any of the candidates in the coloring book, we also have a mandala to help you relax.