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Dr. Douglas Brinkley’s Books

Dr. Douglas Brinkley, a best-selling author and one of America’s most revered presidential historians, will speak at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m. His talk, “Highs and Lows of the American Presidency: Past, Present and Future,” is sponsored by the American History Book Club (AHBC) and Forum and […]

Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives. The Furman Libraries support open access in the following ways: Open […]

Pascal visits the library!

Meet Pascal the bookworm! He’s visiting all the PASCAL member libraries and spreading the word about the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries. If you need a book that we don’t have, check PASCAL (http://www.pascalcat.org/) to see if it is available through a partner library. This service is free to Furman students, faculty, and staff. Want more […]

The Wizard Behind the Curtain

For the Furman University Libraries to function, a lot of the work goes on behind the scenes. Meet the wizard behind the curtain, Rebekah Ostini.  Rebekah is the Coordinator for Content Management who oversees acquisitions, coordinates the purchasing of new materials, creates and maintains access to electronic resources, and handles the serials. In addition to […]

SC Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The South Carolina voter registration deadline is extended 10 days in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Florence.  According to an article in The Post and Courier, South Carolina voters in all 46 counties have until October 17 to register in person, online or by mail. Pick up a SC voter registration form at the […]

Fall Break Hours

The James B. Duke Library will be operating under an altered schedule during Fall Break. October 6  Saturday  1:00pm-5:00pm October 7  Sunday  1:00pm-5:00pm October 8  Monday  9:00am-5:00pm October 9  Tuesday  9:00am-1:00am

The CRAAP Test

  Evaluating Your Sources: The Basics Learn to look critically at everything. Determining the quality of your resources is ultimately your responsibility, so if you have any doubts (and you should often doubt!) investigate it further. Some criteria are essential to consider for all types of sources you consider using. These include CURRENCY, RELEVANCE, AUTHORITY, ACCURACY, and […]

Hurricane Florence

Cheers went up in the library as students received the official University email alerting them that classes would be canceled on Thursday and Friday! While day and evening classes are canceled, the James B. Duke Library will remain open and operate under normal hours. However, the Sanders Science Library and Maxwell Music Library will be […]

PASCAL Services Temporarily Suspended

Due to Hurricane Florence, PASCAL Delivers patron requesting and courier services will be suspended effective Tuesday, September 11 until further notice. All deliveries will stop, including items already in transit, and patrons will be unable to submit requests for materials. If you need an item that Furman Libraries does not own, please use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to […]

How to Successfully Surf a MeSH Pit

No, sorry, your librarians are not experts in surfing mosh pits. However, we can offer helpful tips for searching PubMed using MeSH terms. This video demonstrates how to use the MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, database to create a targeted PubMed search. MeSH is the controlled vocabulary used for indexing PubMed citations. If you have questions or […]