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Overlooked No More

Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries, capturing the lives and legacies of people who have influenced the world in which we live. But many important figures were left out. These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times – until now. Their stories have been […]

Raging Against Aging

A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights aging and longevity. Titles include: Chips, clones, and living beyond 100 : how far will the biosciences take us? Ending aging : the rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime  Long for this world : the strange science of immortality The long tomorrow […]

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

You may be familiar with the distinction between primary and secondary sources in the humanities. There, a primary source is an account from someone who experienced the event – a first-person account. A secondary source is written by someone who was not there. Likewise, a science primary source is written by someone who experienced the […]

Up All Night in the Science Library

Anytime is the right time to study in the Sanders Science Library during finals week. We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers. And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight! Sanders Science Library Exam Week […]

Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions

Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights biographies of chemists. The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science Walther Nernst: Pioneer of Physics and of Chemistry Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age […]

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Director of Libraries Retiring

Dr. Janis Bandelin, who has served as Furman’s Director of Libraries since 1996, is set to retire in December. Janis attended the University of California at Davis, majoring in English and received her elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Seeking adventure and international work experience, she taught junior high and high school students at the Collegio […]

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 […]

A great CHOICE!

Furman University’s Sanders Science Library is featured on the cover of the American Library Association’s Choice magazine for November 2018. Academic librarians rely on the reviews in Choice for collection development. The publication provides over 500 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia. Choice reaches more than 2,400 colleges and universities worldwide.