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Diwali: The Festival of Lights

by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern, Summer 2017 Diwali: October 19, 2017  Festival of Lights; celebration of the victory of good over evil Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism. So popular, that several countries have declared it a national holiday. Diwali signifies the triumph of light over […]

Open Access Week

Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OA published information is freely available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection – no subscription necessary. Each October, Open Access Week offers a chance to advocate for more scholarly work to be made available […]

Library Student Assistant Raises HAVOC!

Library Student Worker Raises HAVOC! Susannah Lauber, a senior Spanish major from Wheaton, IL, enjoys her job in the James B Duke Library  as an Interlibrary Loan Assistant. But her work with The Hispanic Alliance of Greenville really tugs on her heartstrings. When Furman’s annual FUNdraising challenge, HAVOC, came around, she triple-Lutzed her way (on […]

CLICK HERE to win a study room for a month!

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room for one month (think of it as your own office in the library for the month of November!) floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall comfy lounge chair large study table […]

An Evening with Thomas Rain Crowe ’72

An Evening with Thomas Rain Crowe ’72 Poet, essayist, boat-rocker, translator, publisher, environmentalist, musician, sustainability advocate and owner and editor of New Native Press in Cullowhee, N.C., Thomas Rain Crowe (Furman Class of 1972) will speak on campus Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in the Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center. “An Evening With Thomas […]

Database Trial: Life Magazine Archive

Life magazine features story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Issues visually depict national and international events and topical stories, providing views of real people and their real life situations. Life Magazine Archive includes coverage from the first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000.  Search options include limiting your results to publication date and document […]

Database Trial: Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. This resource includes unique community publications not found in any other database, as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Ethnic NewsWatch comprehensively covers these ethnic categories: African American/Caribbean/African Arab/Middle Eastern Asian/Pacific Islander European/Eastern […]

Book Illustration Processes: 1498-2016

Illustrations have been important components of books from the start. Woodcut images appeared in the first printed books, and even preceded them in early blockbooks and prints made in Germany in the early- to mid-fifteenth century. Because books were printed using relief processes from the fifteenth through late twentieth centuries, many different types of relief […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates the Indigenous peoples of North America. It is celebrated in various localities in the United States. It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Native American culture and commemorating the history of Native American peoples. – from Wikipedia Columbus Day, in the United States, holiday (originally October […]

Celebrating Disability Inclusion

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Furman Libraries and the Student Office for Accessibility Resources are celebrating with a display in the Research Commons of the Duke Library. The display features an informational poster (with a Braille translation) and a selection of disability-related fiction and non-fiction books available for check-out. There is also […]