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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 […]

Veterans Day Observance

This years marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, the first major land battle in the Vietnam War.  One of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War, the 14–16 November 1965 battle in the Ia Drang Valley in South Vietnam’s central highlands between the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and the […]

New Titles Lists

If you want to be able to see new books that have been added to the library, don’t forget our new titles lists, which are organized by discipline. You can also find lists of new audiobooks, leisure reading, and special collections. If you currently use an RSS reader, you can even subscribe to one of […]

The Abode of Peace

Brunei, or Brunei Darussalam (Abode of Peace), became an independent nation on 1 January 1984. Once a sprawling empire but threatened with extinction in the nineteenth century, this tiny state of 2,226 square miles on the northern portion of the island of Borneo survived under British protection from 1888 until independence. Singh, D. S. Ranjit. […]

eBooks: Student Use and Satisfaction

Furman University Libraries started intentionally buying eBooks for our collection in 2001. From 2001-2013, Furman students used our eBooks only a few hundred times a year. In the fall of 2013, PASCAL, the South Carolina academic library consortium, purchased a collection of over 100,000 new eBooks to be shared by SC college and university students. […]

Improve Your Search

Are you looking for books and can’t find anything worthwhile? Are you looking for journal articles and can’t pin down something relevant? Maybe you’ve found way too much of everything and you are feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes the only thing you know for certain is you need help! Let’s take 2 scenarios – “I am not […]

What does “hella wack” mean?

Hip hop artist, Chris Brown, recently used Instagram to apologize for hurling insults at his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.  He said he doesn’t think social media is a place to air out personal problems and he feels “hella wack” for doing it. The slang words “hella” and “wack” are included in Green’s Dictionary of Slang.  This […]

Crime in the United States

New eBook:  Crime in the United States, 2014  /  edited by Gwenavere W. Dunn Crime in the United States contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the offenses, known to law enforcement, released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program.  In this intricately detailed source, legal and law enforcement professionals, researchers, and those who […]

EBL Ebook Upgrades

The ebook vendor EBL is merging with ProQuest and they are working on merging their platforms. EBL has many great features such as the bookshelf, personal collections and notes available for export. ProQuest is keeping all of these great features. In order to take full advantage of all of these tools for our users, we […]