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Archive Picture of the Week - September 28th, 2010

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 1963 Wittiest Image


1963 Student Superlatives - Wittiest - John Brown and Mary DeVenny. 1963 yearbook.

Archive Picture of the Week - September 21st, 2010

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 Denmark at Desk Image


President Annie Dove Denmark at her desk, 1942


Remember! The Denmark Story, the play about Dr. Denmark's life and presidency, will be presented this weekend by the theatre department!

Archive Picture of the Week - September 13th, 2010

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 1979 Cheerleaders Image


AC Cheerleaders, 1979

New in the Library - September 2010

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NEW DATABASE! Available from the Thrift Library Database Page

EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EhIS)

No longer do you have to search through many different databases to access the resources of separate databases. Now, with the help of EhIS you can search multiple databases in one simple search, making your research faster and simpler.


Multiple Intelligences Around the World
By Chen, Moran, and Gardner
BF 432.3C43 2009

An excellent resource for education majors, this book shares the true stories of multiple intelligence incorporation in schools in the United States and worldwide. Not only does this book provide an in depth understanding of the concept of multiple intelligences, but it also elaborates on what multiple intelligence theory looks like in the educational systems of other countries and cultures. This explanation of the cultural impact on multiple intelligence theory is crucial, for in the multicultural world of education that we live in today, an understanding of cultural impact on education is essential.


Business as Mission: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice
By C. Neal Johnson
HF 5388.J64 2009

In this book, the author presents a concept that is new to the world of business. He proposes to the Christian business arena the combination of one’s faith and work, a phenomenon called Business as Mission, or BAM for short. This book works through all of the processes of BAM, from the beginning stages to the maintenance of an established BAM company. This work provides an interesting perspective for those considering entering the business world.


The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
By Candice Millard
F2546.M587 2006

This book tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s grandest adventure, his ride down the River of Doubt. The author creatively presents the material in a way that makes the story feel alive and real, yet she consistently maintains the validity of the account. Both well written and easy to follow, this is recommended for anyone who enjoys a good story and has an appreciation for history.


Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War against the Taliban
By Stephen Tanner
DS 356.T27 2009

Through this book, the author presents the long and complex story of the war torn land of Afghanistan. From the times of Alexander the Great to the present day American presence, the portrayal of the rises and falls of the Afghan people helps one to greater understand the Afghan state at present.


New Display in the Library - September 2010

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We have a new display in the library, celebrating the life and work of Dr. Annie Dove Denmark. Dr. Denmark was the president of the college from 1927 - 1953; she not only helped keep our doors open during the Great Depression, but was also the first female college president in South Carolina. Come by the library during the month of September and learn more about her!


 Dr. Denmark 1947 Image


Dr. Denmark, 1947 yearbook

Trial Databases

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For the next month to two months, the library will have a few databases on trial. Please feel free to try them out and let us know what you think!


Communication & Mass Media Complete: offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals dating as far back as 1915. In addition, CMMC features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ufh


Grove Music Online / Oxford Music Online: A dynamic online resource and the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.  Now available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition.  A subscription to Grove Music Online now also includes access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and linking from Grove articles to RILM, DRAM and Classical Music Library for subscribers to these sites.


SPORTDiscus with Full Text: is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 520 journals going back to 1985.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=s3h


Proquest Dissertations and Theses: (PDQT) includes 2.5 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Your password is au002.


RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: RILM's coverage spans 1967 to the present, with limited coverage going back to 1835 covers over 700 “music” journals comprehensively and 10,000 non-music journals Types of publications and media covered by RILM include collections of essays, conference proceedings, critical editions of music, digital media, dissertations, journal articles, monographs, online resources, reference materials, reviews, and technical drawings of instruments. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rih


RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rph

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950--from Beethoven to Bartok, from Berlioz to Berg, and from Schubert to Shostakovich--all provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors.

RIPM  currently indexes the contents of over 130 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. In addition, RIPM offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages.


RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rsm

RISM - Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600 is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts containing more than 620,000 manuscript records by over 22,500 composers found in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay and the United States.






Archive Picture of the Week - September 7th, 2010

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Sullivan Building 1928 Image


Sullivan Building (also known then as the President's House), 1928


Labor Day Library Hours 2010

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The library will be closed from 5pm Friday, September 3rd to 7pm Monday, September 6th. Have a great holiday!


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