Archive for June, 2011

New Movies for June, Part 2

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Here are the rest of the new titles for this month:

I Can’t Think Straight
The New Age of Walmart
[Rec] 2
Rudy Maxa’s World. Exotic Places (set of travel videos)
Waste Land
Welcome to Macintosh
We Live in Public
Who’s Driving the Dreambus?
The world Unseen
Treme, season 1
True Blood, season 3
Doctor Who, first series

New Research Tool

Monday, June 13th, 2011

job hunters workshop

Ford Library has upgraded the “Articles” search tab in the Search & Find Box on our home page.

The new article search tool does a more comprehensive search, and delivers search results faster — results will display in around 2 seconds! The new system also searches more content, searching over 90 percent of Duke Libraries journal subscriptions.

When you use this new Article Search, you’ll be searching only for journal articles (the “Content Type” box on the left will be checked Journal Article). Any subsequent search from the results page will search across all content types, adding books, newspaper articles, etc.

You may search across all Duke Libraries collections simultaneously, but there may be times when you want to see only books, only journal articles, etc. You have complete control over this–-simply check the appropriate box under “Content Type.”

If you have any feedback or comments on this new search tool, please share it with us in the comments below, or send email to

– post content adapted from DUL Library News post made 3/4/11.

New Movies for June, Part 1

Friday, June 10th, 2011

We have a long list of new titles this month so watch for the second post on Monday.  Here’s the first part of the list:

The Beales of Grey Gardens
Beyond Beijing : exploring China’s cities
Blue Gold
Boogie Man : the Lee Atwater story
Digital Underground in the People’s Republic
Dirt! : the Movie
Faubourg Tremé : the Untold Story of Black New Orleans
Flight of the Conchords: the complete collection
Frontline : The Madoff affair
Frontline: The Warning
The Girl who Leapt through Time
Here and There
The Hunt for Black Gold

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Continuing the focus on international resources, I thought this would be a good month to highlight Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands (KBS), a database of dos and don’ts around the world.

Searchable by country, KBS provides you with a look at the country’s history, government, key phrases, views, protocol, business etiquette, and more.  If you need to know what’s expected of you if hosting a dinner party or what you can expect during a deal negotiation, this will be a useful source for you.  In addition to business settings, you will also learn about cultural norms and safety tips thus giving you a better insight on why dinner starts after 9pm or when to be wary of volcanoes.  This is an entertaining and informative resource whether you’re traveling to Europe this summer or staying home.