Resources and Collections

Library Guide to the Common Reading Book - A Long Way Gone

Since 1997, incoming freshmen at ASU have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to Appalachian State University. By participating in the Common Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students. 

New APPsearch is here

Belk Library has a new version of APPsearch!

You will now see a new interface, which has the power to simultaneously search across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog.

APPsearch will now provide the user with a customized searching experience, based on a variety of search options and tools. Best of all, the new APPsearch displays results super fast.

Coming Soon: New and Improved APPsearch

APPsearch will soon have a new search engine. This summer, we are switching to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). You will notice a new interface (but familiar to those who already search EBSCO products), basic and advanced search options, searching simultaneously across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog, along with quick display of search results.

You can try it out now and tell us what you think. We are planning on going live at the end of June.

Horn in the West Exhibit, 4th Floor

The newest exhibit in Special Collections features historical documents, photos, an original poster, and an artifact from Boone’s outdoor drama, “Horn in the West.” The exhibit, curated by Appalachian Studies graduate student Adam Sheffield, is located inside Special Collections and is on display through the summer during the department’s open hours.  All of the materials on display and much more is available in the

Films On Demand Streaming Videos

Films On Demand provides access to over 22,000 high quality streaming video on a wide-variety of topics. Subject covered include business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, and popular music performances. The videos include Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries plus interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.

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.

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