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Shutdown Impacts Information Access

As we head to almost a month of a partial government shutdown (it began on December 21, 2018) one of the areas to receive collateral damage is the vast array of data collected and disseminated by the federal government. For agencies that are not funded, their websites are not being updated. Eerily, the population clock […]

Trump Approves OPEN Government Data Act

Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, a sweeping, government-wide mandate requiring U.S. federal agencies to publish all non-sensitive government information – including federally-funded research – as open data. “This bill is a huge win for innovation, transparency and openness – and most of all, for taxpayers […]

New Database: Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database includes the module Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. This hard-to-find content provides primary source […]

Rare Book Acquisitions in 2018

The following rare books, letters, and tracts were acquired by Furman’s Special Collections and Archives over the past year.  

We Got You!

As you all head home for the holiday break, we wanted to make you aware of some electronic resources you might not know. Don’t let the word “database” scare you off! MUSIC? We got you – Naxos Music Library – it’s one of the world’s largest music databases. Classical, Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, even Pop & […]

In Memory of George H.W. Bush

Selected Furman Library books related to President George H.W. Bush’s life and work: All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings  Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush  Out of the Shadow: […]

Art & Architecture Database Trial

Database Trial: Art and Architecture Source available through Saturday, December 15, 2018 Art & Architecture Source is a full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands […]

The Curiosities of Binomial Nomenclature

Scientists are serious about their work. But when it comes to naming species, they often let down their hair! A few entertaining examples include: Gelae baen – A fungus beetle discovered in 1986 in Oaxaca, Mexico. Aphonopelma johnnycashi – A species of tarantula found in 2015 near Folsom Prison in California, and named after Johnny […]

CLP & Corresponding Library Resources

Poet Sean Hill will read from his latest collection, Dangerous Goods, on Friday, November 9, from 4 – 5 p.m. in McEachern Lecture Hall. This CLP is sponsored by the English Department. Dangerous Goods and Hill’s first publication, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor: Poems, can be checked out from the Furman University Libraries.  

FUL on FUNC

On Friday, November 2, the Furman University Libraries (FUL) were featured on FUNC, Furman’s student-run news channel.