Archive for September, 2021

E-Journal System Maintenance

Friday, September 24th, 2021

From 7AM to 11PM on Saturday, September 25, a system used by Duke Libraries to provide access to online journals will be unavailable.

Links to journals via the Online Journals Title Search tool, and many (but not all) links from Ford Library’s Select Business E-Journals page will be unavailable while our system vendor performs necessary maintenance.

Need Online Journal Access During the Maintenance Window?

Online journal access via publisher web sites, and via article search databases will be unaffected by this maintenance. You may search these sites and databases directly for journal articles by using the links below:

Journal Publishers

Article Databases*

*The “GetIt@Duke” button within the databases above is part of the system undergoing maintenance and those buttons will not function properly during the maintenance window. If article full-text (as HTML or PDF) is not directly available within the databases, you may need to search for access via the publisher site.

Thanks for your patience while our vendor-partner performs this necessary maintenance.

Director’s Blog – September 2021

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog features a miscellany of notable WSJ articles along with recent scholarship published by Fuqua faculty authors in online & print scholarly journals. Ford Library helps fund access for these journals for Duke and Fuqua. Fuqua authors’ names are in italics.

From the WSJAll of the linked articles below require a account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on

  • West Virginia Creates Jobs Farming Lavender at Former Coal Mines – Jocelyn Sheppard, 61, who has degrees in English and library science, is president of Appalachian Botanical, a company banking on the hope that repurposing former mines as lavender farms can help diversify the state’s economy, create jobs and clean up the environment.
  • Goldman Sachs, Other Financial Firms Back Program to Diversify Wall Street – Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge Partners LP and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are funding a new program to train, mentor and hire students for careers in the financial sector in a push to bring more women and minorities to the industry.
  • Facebook Disables Access for NYU Research Into Political-Ad TargetingThe Library Director comments: If you’re doing data-driven research and need to build a research or article corpus, don’t do it this way. The NYU Ad Observatory, launched last September by the university’s engineering school, recruited more than 6,500 volunteers to use a special browser extension to collect data about the political ads Facebook shows them. Soon after, Facebook, which hadn’t given permission for the project, demanded the researchers cease collecting the data.

Featured Fuqua Faculty Research