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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 […]

Newly Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering a selection of database trials throughout Spring Semester. To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials. The most recently added trial is to Roper Center iPOLL and will be available through Monday, April 17, 2017. This trial provides access to iPOLL, a comprehensive, text-searchable database of over 650,000 polling […]

March Database Madness

  VS.   The first match-up in our March Database Madness is Factiva vs. LexisNexis, two sources for news and business information. Let’s take a look at Factiva: – Owned by the Dow Jones Corporation, Factiva provides access to thousands of premium news and information sources – 600 continuously updated newswires – Information and stock quotes […]

Authors Visit for Black History Month

Furman University Presents Black History Month 2017 Attend one of the many CLPs offered throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month and then visit the James B. Duke Library to check out books authored by the various speakers. Feb. 7, Message in the Music: The Role of Hip Hop Music in Social […]

Newly Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering two new database trials. African American Newspapers, Series 2 and Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be available until Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  African American Newspapers, Series 2: 1835-1956  African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1 (available from […]

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 […]

Access Databases from Off-Campus

To access databases, e-journals, and eBooks from off-campus, be sure to go through the library website in order to be recognized as a Furman user. After selecting a database or other electronic resource, you will be prompted to login using your Furman network username and password. Off-campus access to electronic library resources is limited to current […]

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 […]