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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 […]

How to Successfully Surf a MeSH Pit

No, sorry, your librarians are not experts in surfing mosh pits. However, we can offer helpful tips for searching PubMed using MeSH terms. This video demonstrates how to use the MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, database to create a targeted PubMed search. MeSH is the controlled vocabulary used for indexing PubMed citations. If you have questions or […]

Can you identify this bird?

A strange bird has been spotted on Furman’s lake. Some believe it to be a brown booby blown off its migration pattern by a storm. What do you think? The Furman University Libraries have a subscription to Birds of North America Online. BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds […]

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center  This comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. This online resource can be accessed from the All Databases link on the library’s homepage. Highlights: Industries and […]

New Content in Artstor

New Content in Artstor If you are curious at all about the new content that Artstor adds on a regular basis, be sure to check out the Artstor blog.  A quick review reveals amazing treasures: restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture new images from the Corning Museum of Glass […]

Embrace this Database: ImageQuest

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times. On November 4, 1922, more than 3,200 years after King Tut’s reign, British archaeologist, Howard Carter, discovered one of the only unplundered royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes (modern […]

Newly Acquired Databases

We have added the following new databases to the All Databases link on the library’s homepage. HeinOnline HeinOnline is a fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of […]

The Year of Intelligence

The first full year of the Gerald R. Ford administration is known as “The Year of Intelligence,” denoting a season of inquiry into America’s spy agencies set off by a wave of media revelations of official abuses and wrongdoing that predate the current era of media and congressional investigations by decades. Within the Central Intelligence […]

Independent Voices

We now have access to Independent Voices through our All Databases page. Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the […]

Films on Demand

You know that the Libraries gives our campus access to streaming documentaries and films, right? You know that you can watch them in class or on your computer, your iPad, or your phone, right? You know that you can embed clips of them into Power Points or into Moodle, right? You know that you can […]