Library News

Magazine covers of Art in America, ARTnews and Magazine Antiques

New Trial: Art Magazine Collection

Content includes: ● 1,200 issues of The Magazine Antiques (1922 – 2016) ● 650 issues of Art in America (1913 – 2015) ● 2,100 issues of ARTnews (1902 – 2006)


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New Trial: Research Methods Primary Sources

Designed as a tool to support students of the humanities and social sciences, this database introduces the key approaches to working with source materials and historical evidence (Adam Matthew).


Candy Corn Characters

Winner of Fondren's Candy Corn Count

Undergraduate Faraz Asim won the prize with a guess of 3069. The next closest guess was 3023. The jar contains a grand total of 3113 pieces of candy corn.

207 student participated in the event.


Tiger roaring illustration - A Reading and Book Launch with Tomás Q. Morín.

A Reading and Book Launch with Tomás Q. Morín - Cherry Reading Series

A Reading and Book Launch with Tomás Q. Morín. Presented by The Cherry Reading Series, Fondren Library and the Rice Department of English

Nov. 16 2021, 5:30 PM Ray Courtyard, Student Center (rain loc. Rice Memorial Chapel)


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Election Day is today!

Election Day is today, Tuesday, November 2!

There is a polling location on Rice campus, at the Welcome Center in the Sewall Hall main lobby, 7 am-7 pm.


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New Database: BioCyc Pathway/Genome Database

Fondren has a new database available! 


 MLA Handbook cover

New Trial: MLA Handbook Plus

Online access to the brand-new ninth edition of the MLA Handbook (Modern Language Association).


Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820

New Trial: Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820

This archive explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices and includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch


The Artforum Archive (1962-2020)

New Trial: The Artforum Archive (1962-2020)

The backfile of Artforum (later Artforum International) offers reviews, features, and interviews relating to artists, exhibitions, publications, and other art world events / trends (ProQuest).