Author Archive

Holiday Closing: Sunday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 4

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The Ford Library will be closed Sunday, July 2nd – Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Summer hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

New Business Expert Press eBooks!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Duke students and alumni now have access to the latest Business Expert Press eBook titles. We’ve expanded our collection to include the 2015 and 2016 Digital Libraries. These new titles focus on applied business topics covering fields such as finance, accounting, marketing, and management.

Choose the link(s) that matches your current status or affiliation to browse or search the collections.

Current students:

Browse all subscribed BEP Digital Libraries

Browse the 2015 Digital Library

Browse the 2016 Digital Library

Fuqua alumni:

Connect to BEP Digital Libraries

Duke alumni:

Connect to BEP Digital Libraries

Business Expert Press eBooks are available online 24/7 via the ebrary platform and may be read by multiple users simultaneously.

Library Closed This Weekend

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

snow_shoesFord Library will be closed this weekend, January 7th – 8th, due to predicted winter weather.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the latest updates on the Library’s operating hours during winter weather conditions.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to us at

New Database Resource: Mergent Online

Thursday, July 7th, 2016


The Ford Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Mergent Online, a comprehensive source of information about US and international companies, both public and private. Research company histories, executives, financials, competitors, equity research, SEC filings, and more. Search by individual company name/ticker or use the “Advanced Search” tab to screen according to a variety of criteria.

Our subscribed modules also include Global Industry Reports, Country Profiles, and Investext Snapshot analyst reports.

Access Mergent Online via our Databases A-Z list.

Ford Library Closed July 4th

Friday, July 1st, 2016

fireworks_flagFord Library will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Our summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5th.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!


The Ford Library “Did You Know?”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

…Check out our website & connect with us online facebook twitter youtube

…Together we have 140 years of experience serving the Fuqua community!

Ford Library team 2015 wide

…Our Reference Librarians have been asked where to find information on everything from consumer debt to 1950s car dealership jingles. If you have a question, ask a librarian via email, phone, or chat.

…Not only do we have a dedicated and hardworking staff, we also offer access to some incredible resources. Read on to find out more.

…Whether you’re planning a vacation to Alaska or a business trip to Shanghai, our Lonely Planet Travel Guides can help you find some of the best places to eat, shop, and lodge.

…With Pronunciator and Transparent Language Online, your language-learning needs are covered from Afrikaans to Xhosa.

…If you’re looking for information on retirement planning or personal investing, evaluating a charitable organization, or researching a company, you’re in luck. More than fifty databases are available to you, including Morningstar Investment Research Center, GuideStar, and OneSource.

…Need to get organized? Amazon’s #2 bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is one of hundreds of books available to you on Ford Library Kindles.

Audiobooks on CD are perfect for a commute. The Art of the Start 2.0 may be just the motivation you need to get started on a project.

…You can read Fifty shades of Grey on your smartphone, or listen to Gone Girl on your MP3 player with Duke’s OverDrive subscription.

…Binge-viewing is in. You can now check out up to 3 movie titles (DVD and/or Blu-Ray) for 7 days. Let the Game of Thrones marathon begin!

…Meg Trauner, Ford Library founder. 33 years at Fuqua haven’t changed her a bit!


The Kindle Project

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Our recent survey revealed that you are interested in reading popular business titles and career books on an e-reader. However, many of you mentioned that you also do not currently own an e-reader. We have the solution: Kindles can now be checked out from the Ford Library! We currently have two sets of Kindle titles available: Business Best Sellers and Career Books. A new category of Kindle titles, Business Classics, is coming soon.

To find out more information about this project, please visit our Kindle Project webpage. If you would like to see a particular title available on our Kindles, you can request it by following the “Suggest a Title” link on the webpage. Questions and feedback about the Kindle Project, as well as the Library in general, are welcome.

We hope you enjoy this terrific new addition to the Ford Library’s collection!

The A to Z of Accessing Your Library Account

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

A new portal entitled “MY DUKE” was recently deployed for accessing Duke University online services. You may have used it to check your Flex account or ePrint balance. Unfortunately, the library account information provided here is not necessarily up-to-date or accurate. While the kinks in the “MY DUKE” system are worked out, please be sure to always rely on your “My Library Account” available through the Duke Libraries website for current account information.

Want to renew a book? Find out if you owe fines? Or, check the due date of an item you have on loan? Look no further than your “My Library Account.” It’s one-stop shopping for all your library circulation needs. Have questions? Contact us.


Free Beer* with Dan Ariely

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Dan Ariely, B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, spoke to members of the Librarians Assembly at an event sponsored by the Professional Affairs Committee on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He holds appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine.

If you haven’t met Dan Ariely or read his books, you might not notice that his name pops up everywhere. For example:

*Though his talk was titled “Free Beer,” no beer was served at this event. How very dishonest of you, Dan!

Need to de-stress during exams?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Dear Fuqua Students,

Final exams are coming up and many of you likely find this to be an exciting yet stressful time of year. Let the Ford Library help you to relax and unwind during finals this Spring!

Monday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 2nd please visit the Ford Library before or after your exams to visit with our two library dogs, Mr. Anders and Jonas.

Mr. Anders, a hypoallergenic Miniature Poodle, is a calm and affectionate trained agility dog.

Jonas, a Golden Retriever, is an easy going and all-around friendly dog.

They will be waiting for you outside the entrance of the library on the second floor of Breeden Hall.

Good luck on your exams!

The Ford Library Staff