Resources and Collections

Library Guide to the 2017 Common Reading Book - One Amazing Thing

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.

Furniture Testing

Help us choose new furniture for the library.  There are 2 sample pieces of furniture in the Fox Family Reading Room on the first floor (behind the fireplace).   Try it out and let us know what you think.

Survey forms have been placed on a table next to the sample chairs.  


Out with the Old and In with the New

Good News!  The library has ordered and received new parts for the plastic chairs.  So far, we have repaired 150 black plastic chairs. 

EndNote X8 is now available

EndNote is one brand of citation management software.  It can help you manage your full text articles and create citations.  For more information, see our guide or contact John Wiswell (

Access Ad Age Datacenter

Ad Age Datacenter (only available on campus) provides rankings and statistics on the advertising sector including top advertisers, media, and agencies. Selected statistics include:

Report Problems with eResources

Although electronic resources are available 24/7, even through university breaks, problems do arise.  If your database, journal, ebook, or other resource fails to open or otherwise misbehaves, one option is to complete our Report a Problem form.  You can access it by clicking on Report a problem, on the far right of Databases page.

Or you can just click here.

Faculty -- Need streaming video for your class?

Many of of our streaming films are available through our catalog, but we also request others through Swank, Kanopy, Docuseek2, and other platforms.  Many films are not available for library-friendly streaming, but you don't know until you check.  See our guides to Streaming Video and Swank or ask us.

Google Scholar is missing Find@AppState buttons

Google Scholar, on the Library's main page, is missing its Find @ AppState links.  These links are sometimes the only way to access full text.  Google appears to be slow in responding to this problem that is affecting all libraries, not only Appalachian.

Of course, Google Scholar offers many live buttons, so often the article titles and links on right column will give you full text.