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New Database: Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database includes the module Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. This hard-to-find content provides primary source […]

Rare Book Acquisitions in 2018

The following rare books, letters, and tracts were acquired by Furman’s Special Collections and Archives over the past year.  

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Truncat*

Truncation is a search technique that broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings. Adding an asterisk to the root of a word commands your keyword search to return results with all possible endings of the word.  So, instead of trying to brainstorm all the ways you can say “sustainable,” you can just […]

The CRAAP Test

  Evaluating Your Sources: The Basics Learn to look critically at everything. Determining the quality of your resources is ultimately your responsibility, so if you have any doubts (and you should often doubt!) investigate it further. Some criteria are essential to consider for all types of sources you consider using. These include CURRENCY, RELEVANCE, AUTHORITY, ACCURACY, 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 […]

US Navy Vessel Captured by North Korea

Over the last few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have been high. Fifty years ago, the two countries faced a crisis that found nearly half of the US public expecting war. On January 23, 1968, the US Navy intelligence-gathering vessel Pueblo was fired upon and captured by North Korea, which claimed it had […]

A librarian in your pocket!

Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Newly Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering a selection of database trials through February 9. To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials. Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies is a listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies, and will be useful to researchers interested in U.S. history, political […]

While Librarians are sleeping

While Librarians are sleeping (Or at least the library is closed) Did you know that for some research-related questions, you can get library help in the middle of the night? The library has a collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked research assistance questions, like “how can I find peer-reviewed journal articles?” […]