Archive for November, 2008

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

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Here are Ford Library’s hours of operation during Thanksgiving Break.

  • Wednesday, November 26th, 8am – 6pm
  • Thursday, November 27th, Closed
  • Friday, November 28th, Closed
  • Saturday, November 29th, 12 noon – 4pm
  • Sunday, November 30th, (semester/term hours resume)

Global Campus Resources: Dubai

Monday, November 24th, 2008


Interested in Learning more about Dubai?

Additional items can be found by browsing our special feature sections at the front of the library. Click on any of the links below to check availability or place a hold.

Dubai, UAE:

Dubai DVDs and Audiobooks:

New Audiobooks

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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Have travel plans for Thanksgiving?

Ford Library has recently added a number of new audiobook titles. Check out a few to listen to during your trip. Click on a title to see if the audiobook is available. There are many more choices in our extensive audiobook section and in our special feature areas.

Entrepreneurship Week @ Duke begins today

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Entrepreneurship Week at Duke November 17th-23rd

Are you ready for Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 17th-23rd)?

Ford Library is here to help.

Check out these great titles on entrepreneurship and start-ups. Click on the link to check availability or to place a hold.

Entrepreneurship Guides:

Start-ups and New Business Ventures:


Global Campus Resources: Russia and the UK

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008



Interested in learning more about Russia?

How about the United Kingdoms or global opportunities in Europe?

Hopefully everyone took the opportunity to hear yesterday’s Distinguished Speaker, Arkady Dvorkovich, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation. But if you missed it or you are just interested in learning more about Russia please see the list of books, audiobooks, and DVDs on Russia below.

Also included here are items for another global partnership country, the United Kingdoms.

Additional items on Russia, United Kingdom, Dubai, India, and China can be found by browsing our special feature sections at the front of the library. Click on any of the links below to check availability or place a hold.



Ethics in the Movies: Part 1

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

This week’s movie spotlight is on titles that feature ethics-challenged characters and characters in ethically challenging situations. Enjoy and look for another movie ethics entry soon.

  • The Constant Gardener–Based on a John Le Carre novel, the movie follows Justin Quayle, a diplomat trying to track down his wife’s murderer. Using false identities, Quayle travels across continents trying to piece together the circumstances leading to her death. He learns his wife had uncovered a corporate scandal with very deep roots.
  • Michael Clayton–Michael Clayton’s mentor Arthur Edens, the top litigator in his law firm, turns from advocate to whistleblower in a $3-billion case with a large agricultural products conglomerate, U-North. Edens has discovered U-North engaged in a major cover-up. Once Clayton realizes the extent of the company’s malfeasance, both he and Eden’s lives are in danger.
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead–A dark family drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as an overextended broker, and Ethan Hawke as his desperate younger brother. They rob their parents’ jewelry store, but their mother ends up shot. The whole affair is further complicated when their father goes on a hunt for the culprits. Acclaimed filmmaker Sidney Lumet directs this suspense thriller.