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Ready! Set! Mango Languages!

It’s International Education Week.  Time to learn a new language with Mango Languages!  Mango Languages uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you can start using and appreciating what you learn right away. Mango’s methodology includes all four key-language components (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture) and integrates memory building and critical-thinking exercises to […]

Smithsonian Global Sound

Pick up a new beat, poem or speech Smithsonian Global Sound Celebrate International Education Week by checking out Smithsonian Global Sound (SGS). It’s the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music.  It currently provides streaming access to over 3,000 albums and more than 40,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural […]

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 […]

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 […]

Furman University Scholar Exchange

Did you realize that the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE) is fully integrated with Google Scholar? When users search Google Scholar, your research in FUSE appears high in their search results. This means your research is being downloaded and read more frequently. If you have research in FUSE, you can keep track of how often it’s viewed […]

Shubh Navratri!

Navratri: September 21– September 30, 2017 by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern, Summer 2017 Navratri is a nine day Hindu festival celebrated in the fall of each year. In the eastern and north eastern states of India, Navratri is synonymous with Durga Puja, when the warrior goddess Durga battled a buffalo demon to help restore dharma. […]

P.S. Remove the records!

When British troops began to advance toward the United States’ new capital of Washington in the summer of 1814, it was clear that government leaders had not prepared an adequate defense for the city and its government buildings. Upon seeing the British advancing toward Washington, Secretary of State James Monroe, dispatched a note to President […]

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month

    From September 15th to October 15th, organizations around the U.S. will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our society. Do you need to brush up on your Spanish or Portuguese? Mango Languages offers Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), and Portuguese courses. Mango Languages is an online […]