In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 years. It shapes the way Americans view our own freedom as well as inspires others around the world who seek individual liberty and democracy.
Each generation must recommit to the values presented in the Bill of Rights and interpret them against the issues of the day. But in order to do this, each American generation must learn about and understand the Bill of Rights. Can you list the rights safeguarded in these amendments? Do you know some of the landmark cases when these rights have been put to the test?
Come in and see the National Archives display Celebrating the the Bill of Rights and see some of the many books we have that touch on the Bill of Rights in action!
Display from the National Archives and made possible by South Carolina Humanities.
Chinese independent documentary director Jiu-Liang Wang first gained international attention with his film, Beijing Besieged by Waste, which traveled the international film festival circuit and created changes to the landfill policies in the area surrounding China’s capital. His second film, Plastic China, has caused quite a controversy in China, though the film has still obtained thousands of page-views.
The CLP will include a brief introduction by Asian Studies Assistant Professor Tami Blumenfield, the 82-minute film screening, and a Director Q&A after the film.
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30-9:30 pm
Patrick Lecture Hall
Reception with the director will follow the screening.
Sponsored by the Humanities Development Fund, Asian Studies, Film Studies, and Furman University Libraries
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 question results from the US since 1935. Approximately 100,000 items also include responses by standard demographics, like age, region, gender and income. All of the major polling organizations in the US are included in iPOLL.
Trial restrictions: While not part of the trial, a subscription to this resource will provide access to the datasets and documentation required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses on archived surveys using RoperExpress.
You can browse the catalog of dataset holdings at: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/CFIDE/cf/action/catalog/
A subscription will also include access to RoperExplorer, where several thousand studies from 2000-2015 are prepared for use with an online analysis tool—meaning crosstabs are available without programming. Just point-and-click the variables you wish to analyze, and tables are generated.This trial will be available through Monday, April 17, 2017.
We would like your feedback about our trials. Our feedback form is simple, and will take you less than 2 minutes to complete.
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 on over 22 million public and private companies
– Over 100 industry snapshots
– News from around the world, in English
– News in 28 languages
– What is the slam dunk, crowd-pleasing feature of Factiva? Factiva Pages! Under the News Pages menu, choose Factiva Pages from the drop down list.
Factiva Pages gives you the front page of the top major publications – The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. You can see today’s front page or use the drop down to view the past two weeks of these papers. Not only can you view the front page articles from these newspapers, but you can use the drop down list to select other sections of the paper such as Letters to the Editor, Sports, Style, Arts & Entertainment, and Business & Finance.
Next up we have LexisNexis:
– over 400 newspapers
– 800 wire services
– 1723 magazines
– 1300 foreign language newspapers
– 650 college and university newspapers (including the Furman Paladin!)
– all federal and state cases
– over 750 law reviews
– all federal statutes and federal regulations
– International Legal searches
– Canadian law
– Canadian cases
– EU cases through 2013
– Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Africa cases
– almost 300 business publications and reports
– over 2200 market and industry new sources
– What is the slam dunk, crowd-pleasing feature of LexisNexis? Easy access to landmark Supreme Court cases!
Once you click on the “Cases” link, you will be directed to a page which lists a few of the landmark Supreme Court cases. If you click on “All Topics,” you will see a much longer list.
For help becoming a Factiva or LexisNexis expert user, please visit the Research Assistance Desk.