Reference - REF

Provides research assistance and instruction in the use of library resources.

The Timeless Music Traditions of Korea - November 1

Opening and Lecture: Nov. 1, 2:30-4:30PM, Kyle Morrow Room

30PM, Kyle Morrow Room

Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.  Their newsroom is home to top experts in higher education who contribute to the ongoing conversation on the issues that matter.

Fondren Library provides campus-wide premium online access to current and archived issues of the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Newsletter Subscriptions

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New Feature: Artstor images in JSTOR


A new JSTOR feature includes images from Artstor in search results! Over 800,000 images are currently indexed in JSTOR and the number is continued to grow. This new search feature is not intended to replace Artstor, but does make JSTOR even more fun!

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Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 90 minutes.

NEW TRIAL: Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Academic Video Online.

Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of research (Alexander Street Press).

Trial ends: September 2, 2018

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Library Instruction

Training Class

Fondren Library provides learning opportunities in many areas, from searching the research literature to creating multimedia presentations, using data, archival research and more. Use the list below to contact the library department that fits your needs.

CQ Press - Resources for Social Sciences

CQ Press Library - the place to search or browse resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences.

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Fondren Library Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards Prize Winners’ Reading

The winners are:

Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction: Sonia Hamer--For her heartbreaking story of sisterhood, faith and impossibly comic misadventures in Israel.  
Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction: Axel Ntamatungiro--For his precise and vibrant prose and sophisticated consideration of the human condition.
Susan Wood Prize in Poetry: Erica Cheung--For her daring consideration of history, inheritance and the complexity of translating love and despair into forgiveness.