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The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

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 […]

On Display: Books to Film

Currently on display in the James B. Duke Library is a selection of books and their corresponding movie adaptations. Titles include: Pride and Prejudice Pride & Prejudice (DVD) Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (DVD) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (DVD) Gone with the Wind Gone with […]

On Display: Birds and the Bees

Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of materials from our collection relating to “the birds and the bees.” Titles include: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language From the Insect World […]

Prime Minister, President, or King?

A new display in the Government Documents Collection highlights the CIA online publication Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. Have you ever wondered who heads the governments of South Korea, Mali, or Finland? Do you know if Cambodia has a president or a king? All of this information – and much more […]

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  September 27 – October 3, 2015 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- […]