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Celebrate Earth Day with Cougars!

Earth Day provides a great opportunity to learn more about the earth’s natural habitat and the projects that seek to study and preserve it. One such effort is The Furman Cougar Project which is led by Furman University Biology Professor, Dr. Travis Perry. The Furman Cougar Project began in 2008 as an effort to monitor […]

Database Trials for Food Science

The Library is providing trial access to two food science databases.  Both trials run through April 8, 2013.  Help us evaluate these new, potential resources.   Food Science SourceThis database offers more than 1,000 key food industry and market reports, as well as tens of thousands of additional food industry articles, benchmarks and best practices, […]

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Library has recently added the Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Archive. This archive provides access to peer-reviewed research journals in the areas of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery, and physics. The RSC Journal Archive contains all articles published by the RSC (and its forerunner societies) from 1841 to 2004. The backfile […]

Digitizing Hidden Resources

The Digicenter, located on the ground floor of the James B. Duke Library keeps a steady stream of projects going that stretch across all academic departments. The digitization of physical objects such as photos, slides, maps, and any number of formats of text greatly broadens the access and increases the value of the original resources […]

What We’re Reading–Biology

Greg Lewis: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus /Charles C. Mann (2006 edition). I found it to be a really engaging examination of the civilizations and likely large human populations in the Americas prior to Columbus’ arrival and I highly recommend it. Wade Worthen: The Annotated Origin: A Fascimile of the first edition […]

Media Collection – New Resources

New On DVD (The DVD and VHS Media Collection is located on the library’s ground floor in the area next to the CIS Help Desk) Fidel Castro / a production of WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Adriana Bosch ; directed by Adriana Bosch Pub info Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005] Media […]