Resources and Collections

Health Database Trials Through Mid-April

The Library has on-campus trials for 2 databases for the health sciences, the Cochrane Library and Embase.  The trials will end April 14 and 15, respectively.  Please try them for your research.  Contact John Wiswell for help or with questions and comments, wiswellj@appstate.edu, x7853.

Cochrane Library

Game Night at Belk Library, April 16, 7–10 pm

The Nerd Network is teaming up with Belk Library to provide an evening of games, food, and community. A wide variety of board games will be provided by the Belk Library’s Instructional Materials Center (IMC), or feel free to bring your own. Appalachian State University students, staff, and faculty are welcome and the event is FREE.

 

Date: Thursday April 16, 7–10pm

Location: Belk Library, Lower Level

 

Living with eBooks

The ebook experience can be pretty painful.  So here's a suggestion that works for our 2 largest ebook sources, ProQuest ebrary and EBSCOhost.  Use them by the chapter.  It's fairly easy to open a chapter and download it as a pdf, just as you would a journal article.

Traveling Abroad During Winter or Spring Break? Get ready with Mango Languages!

Use Mango Languages to sharpen your skills in another language!  Mango Languages is a completely web-based language-learning system that focuses on conversation skills. Two courses are offered: Basic--helps you learn basic words and phrases, and Complete--to help you move beyond basic language skills. Learn on the go via the free mobile app!

Cultural specialty courses are included, like Medical Spanish

You can even learn ‘Pirate'   !

Comic-athon, Wednesday December 3rd, 8 am-5 pm

Comic-athon
Wednesday December 3

The library will host an 8 hour graphic novel drawing session on the main floor. Just inside the library, students from an art department graphic novel class and students from an art education methods course will be drawing comics 8AM until 5 PM.

Anyone is welcome to join in the drawing.

Drawing materials are not provided but Zines are free!

Read some great comics, browse the library's comic and graphic novel collection and take home a Zine! See you there!

 

International Education Week -- Look for display of library resources

The Library will participate in International Education Week with a display of its resources for international travelers and researchers.  Starting Monday, check out our resources on display in the center of the first floor (straight ahead as you come into the Library).  IEW 2014 is November 17-21.

 

Hear a Veteran’s Experience

In honor of Veteran’s Day, you can hear about the experiences of military personnel first-hand through oral history interviews in Belk Library’s Digital Collections.  Students in Dr.

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