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The Year of Intelligence

The first full year of the Gerald R. Ford administration is known as “The Year of Intelligence,” denoting a season of inquiry into America’s spy agencies set off by a wave of media revelations of official abuses and wrongdoing that predate the current era of media and congressional investigations by decades. Within the Central Intelligence […]

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 […]

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 […]

4th of July Hours

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the James B. Duke Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd and will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 am.  To help get your 4th off to a good start, here are just a few of the library’s […]

Save Your Receipts

According to the latest issue of the CCH State Tax Review, recently enacted South Carolina legislation creates new tax credits for motorists.   Beginning with the 2018 tax year, a new refundable income tax credit is allowed for preventative maintenance on a private passenger motor vehicle or motorcycle registered in South Carolina. The amount of […]

Achievements of a Heroic American Lady

The Furman University Libraries are providing a trial to HeinOnline until August 11, 2017. HeinOnline is a fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential […]

Database Trial: Race Relations in America

Database Trial: Race Relations in America Includes material supporting the study of racial segregation, discrimination, the Civil Rights Movement and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the 20th Century. Providing access to the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries (1943-1970), a highly influential think tank […]

Dr. Desmond’s Book

Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City The Furman Sociology Department sponsored a lecture by Matthew Desmond (PhD, Harvard) on April 19. Dr. Desmond discussed his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond’s research addresses the significant challenges faced by low income families in urban areas simply trying to find a […]

Films on Demand

You know that the Libraries gives our campus access to streaming documentaries and films, right? You know that you can watch them in class or on your computer, your iPad, or your phone, right? You know that you can embed clips of them into Power Points or into Moodle, right? You know that you can […]

Artstor Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Artstor Digital Library is celebrating women who shaped the political and social landscape of America by highlighting The Schlesinger History of Women in America, an expansive photographic collection from the archives of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. Documenting American women’s experiences from the 1840s through […]