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New Databases!

The following three new resources can be found in the All Databases list: Detroit Free Press 1831‐1999 Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: ProQuest Historical Newspapers Searchable full image of every page of the Detroit Free Press, including all advertisements, from 1831 until 1999. NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files […]

Le Mystère of Le Bol De Chine

Last week in the mail, someone returned a copy of Le bol de chine; ou, Divagations sur les beaux arts by Pierre Mille, shown in the pictures below. There was no return address and no note. All we know is that it went missing sometime between February of 1938, when we purchased it for $2.50 […]

Independent Voices

We now have access to Independent Voices through our All Databases page. Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the […]

Recently Added Sociology Titles

The following 9 titles have been added to the library’s collection during the past 30 days.          A curriculum of fear : homeland security in U.S. public schools A nation of neighborhoods : imagining cities, communities, and democracy in postwar America A bun in the oven : how the food and birth movements resist industrialization […]

Crunch Lit

Crunch Lit / Katy Shaw  –  The financial crisis of 2008 quickly gave rise to a growing body of fiction: “Crunch Lit”. These ‘recession writings’ take the financial crisis as their central narrative concern and explore its effects on consumer culture, gender roles and contemporary communities. Examining a range of texts including John Lanchester’s Capital, […]

Migrate “Legacy” RefWorks Entries

Migrating Your “Legacy” Refworks Entries into New RefWorks 1. Even though you had an account for the old RefWorks, you need to create a new one for the new RefWorks. Navigate to http://libguides.furman.edu/go.php?c=21175486 and click the CREATE ACCOUNT button under the login line. Use your Furman email address so it knows you’re authorized to have […]

Workshops & Training

Work smarter, not harder. On-demand workshops from the libraries can be requested as individual training sessions, group sessions (departmental retreats or committee meetings), or as sessions for classes you are teaching. We can also meet with students one-on-one. You may contact your library liaison or send an email to libraryreference@furman.edu. Topics: Audio and Music Resources: Streaming and […]

Heard any good books lately?

As you prepare to hit the road for winter break, don’t forget to check out the Library’s great selection of audiobooks.  Nothing helps pass the time like listening to a good audiobook.  We have hundreds of books on CD that might be of interest to you. The Library’s collection of audiobooks includes biographies, classics, best-selling […]

JBD Extended Hours During Exams

To help you get through Finals Week, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. Dec 4 Sun 10:00am – 2:00am Dec 5 Mon 8:00am – 2:00am Dec 6 Tue 8:00am – 2:00am Dec 7 Wed 8:00am – 2:00am Dec 8 Thu 8:00am – 2:00am Dec 9 Fri 8:00 am – 8:00pm Dec 10 Sat 10:00 am – 8:00pm Dec 11 Sun […]

Appalachian Trail CLP-Library Resources

CLP: Lessons Learned from the Nature of the Appalachian Trail WHEN: Monday, November 28, 2016, 7 – 8:30pm WHERE: Johns Hall, Room 101 A National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis has logged over 13,000 miles of long distance trails on six continents, including thru-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, Vermont’s […]