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ILL and PASCAL Deadlines

Classes end April 30th! 4/22/19 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music scores 4/30/19 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles These deadlines apply only to those items needed before the end of Spring term. Requests submitted after these deadlines will be addressed […]

Calling all bibliophiles!

Our Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Dr. Jeff Makala,  will host a show and tell highlighting recent acquisitions. 60s & 70s counterculture materials feminist comix contemporary queer zines 17th century emblem book 18th century French book printed entirely in red ink Dr. Makala will also answer questions about how and why he acquires materials […]

Need a quiet spot for an interview?

The James B. Duke Library now has an audio recording studio co-sponsored by Furman Libraries and Information Technology Services. The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center. The room is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. […]

Textbooks on Reserve

Textbooks are expensive for our students, and we want to help. This spring, we purchased select textbooks and put them on reserve in the Libraries for student use. According to current studies, the average student at a private university spends more than $1,200 per year for textbooks. From what we’ve heard from students, Furman is […]

Revealing the Forgotten

Finding forgotten cities : how the Indus civilization was discovered  Just a century ago, scholars believed that civilization in the Indus Valley began three thousand years ago during the Vedic Age. But in the autumn of 1924, John Marshall made an announcement that rocked the understanding of the ancient world and pushed back the boundaries […]

Interlibrary Loan Deadlines

** Deadlines for ordering Interlibrary Loan items ** Classes end April 30th! 4/22/2019 – the last day to submit BOOK & other physical ILL requests 4/30/2019 – the last day to submit ARTICLE ILL requests The deadlines apply only to those items needed before the end of Spring term. Requests submitted after these deadlines will […]

Announcing the Wells Family Endowment

Announcing the Wells Family Endowment The Furman Libraries have received a gift from Robert F. (Robin) Brabham ’68 to create the Wells Family Endowment for Special Collections, named after his great-great-grandfather Whitfield George Wells (who attended Furman from 1872-75) and his great-great-grandmother Mary Parler Wells, Greenville Baptist Female College (GWC) class of 1875. The endowment […]

The Sun Does Shine – CLP

An Evening with Anthony Ray Hinton Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm Location:  McAlister Auditorium Reserve a Seat Anthony Ray Hinton  spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Wrongly convicted in the state of Alabama for two capital murders with erroneous evidence and inadequate representation, Hinton was eventually exonerated […]

Reserve a Group Study Room

Six group study rooms on the first floor of the James B. Duke Library are available for reservation: 111, 112, 113, 118, 119, and 120.  You can reserve these study rooms up to two weeks in advance and for up to three hours per week. To reserve a group study room, go to libcal.furman.edu/booking/studyroom. Those […]

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

You may be familiar with the distinction between primary and secondary sources in the humanities. There, a primary source is an account from someone who experienced the event – a first-person account. A secondary source is written by someone who was not there. Likewise, a science primary source is written by someone who experienced the […]