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The Sun Does Shine – CLP

An Evening with Anthony Ray Hinton Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm Location:  McAlister Auditorium Reserve a Seat Anthony Ray Hinton  spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Wrongly convicted in the state of Alabama for two capital murders with erroneous evidence and inadequate representation, Hinton was eventually exonerated […]

Reserve a Group Study Room

Six group study rooms on the first floor of the James B. Duke Library are available for reservation: 111, 112, 113, 118, 119, and 120.  You can reserve these study rooms up to two weeks in advance and for up to three hours per week. To reserve a group study room, go to libcal.furman.edu/booking/studyroom. Those […]

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

You may be familiar with the distinction between primary and secondary sources in the humanities. There, a primary source is an account from someone who experienced the event – a first-person account. A secondary source is written by someone who was not there. Likewise, a science primary source is written by someone who experienced the […]

The Birth of Emoticons: 1881

The first use of emoticons in print came in the March 30, 1881 issue of Puck magazine. You can see the faces of joy, melancholy, indifference, and astonishment in a short piece about ‘Typographical Art’. Puck was an American magazine of political satire and other humor, published in English and German editions in the 19th and early […]

New Database: Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database includes the module Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. This hard-to-find content provides primary source […]

Rare Book Acquisitions in 2018

The following rare books, letters, and tracts were acquired by Furman’s Special Collections and Archives over the past year.  

PASCAL Delivers Deadline

The end of the semester is fast approaching, and schools across the state will not lend books over the holidays.  Wednesday, December 12th is the last day that you may make a request through PASCAL Delivers. Deliveries will resume and requests may again be made Wednesday, January 2nd.

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Truncat*

Truncation is a search technique that broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings. Adding an asterisk to the root of a word commands your keyword search to return results with all possible endings of the word.  So, instead of trying to brainstorm all the ways you can say “sustainable,” you can just […]

Just in time for the holidays!

Just in time for the holidays!  Dysfuctional family fiction: Lookaway, Lookaway  Steely and formidable, Jerene Jarvis Johnston sits near the apex of society in contemporary Charlotte, North Carolina, where old Southern money and older family skeletons meet the new wealth of bankers, land speculators, and social climbers. Jerene and her Civil War reenactor husband, Duke, have […]