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Diwali: The Festival of Lights

People all around the world celebrate Diwali. In India, the holiday may last four or five days. In the United States and Canada, it is usually only celebrated for one day. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. It is a celebration of light over dark and of good over evil. Hindus celebrate this holiday […]

Antidote to Information Overload

Annual Reviews was founded by scientists in 1932 to address their constant challenge – finding time to read the most important research in their discipline. A review article is a gateway to essential primary research. By synthesizing knowledge from original research, the review article provides researchers with an antidote to information overload. They critically examine and […]

Spin the Wheel of Rumi

Celebrate Islam Awareness Week and “Spin the Wheel of Rumi!” The number you land on determines which Rumi quote is meant for you. Several English translations of Rumi’s poems and books about Rumi are included in the display: The Masnavi: Book One The Masnavi: Book Two Rumi A Moth to the Flame: The Life of […]

Islam Awareness Week

A meet-and-greet at the library, lectures, and panel discussions are all planned during Islam Awareness Week. The first event is an opportunity to meet your Muslim classmates while enjoying donuts and coffee on the front porch of the Library. October 22 ⋅ 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Muslim Life on American College Campuses” will be the […]

Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives. The Furman Libraries support open access in the following ways: Open […]

Newly Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering a selection of database trials. To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials. Ethnic NewsWatch  Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. This resource includes unique community publications not found in any other database, as […]

The Wizard Behind the Curtain

For the Furman University Libraries to function, a lot of the work goes on behind the scenes. Meet the wizard behind the curtain, Rebekah Ostini.  Rebekah is the Coordinator for Content Management who oversees acquisitions, coordinates the purchasing of new materials, creates and maintains access to electronic resources, and handles the serials. In addition to […]

SC Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The South Carolina voter registration deadline is extended 10 days in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Florence.  According to an article in The Post and Courier, South Carolina voters in all 46 counties have until October 17 to register in person, online or by mail. Pick up a SC voter registration form at the […]

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month

    From September 15th to October 15th, organizations around the U.S. will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our society. Do you need to brush up on your Spanish or Portuguese? Mango Languages offers courses in Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), and Portuguese. Mango Languages is an online language […]

What is a GONGO?

Most people have heard of NGOs, but have you ever heard of GONGOs? GONGOs (rhymes with “bongos”) are “government-organized non-governmental organizations.” Yes, it’s an oxymoron. Meant to be distractions, these are often run by authoritarian countries as a way to adulterate criticism from human rights groups and other watchdogs. As the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for […]