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Belk Library offers the Appalachian State community access to several types of eBooks and audiobooks! The majority of eBooks, but not all, in these collections can also be accessed through our Library Catalog, just as if they were physical books.
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Web of Science, a multidisciplinary database of more than 12,000 scholarly journals, is now providing access through a new interface. The Web of Science platform also hosts Biological Abstracts, Medline, and the Zoological Record databases.
Read about what's new in Web of Science at http://wokinfo.com/nextgenwebofscience
Recorded training and live training opportunities are available at http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/
Try out the new Web of Science
The library added the following databases over the holiday break:
Artemis Literary Sources: provides combined access to a new interface, with new features, to Literature Criticism Online (10 multidisciplinary series) and to Literature Resource Center.
Artemis Primary Sources: provides access to a new interface, with new features, to the combined Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
British History Online: provides access to some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
InfoTrac Newsstand: provides access to over 2,500 newspapers, newswires, and radio and TV news transcripts.
Mergent Intellect: search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, location, and other criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.
A listing of all library databases can be found on the Article Resources and E-Research Tools page.
Paying Library Fines and Fees
Students, staff, and faculty pay library fines and fees through the Student Accounts office. All library fines and fees for students, staff, and faculty are transferred to the Student Accounts billing system on a nightly basis. Only community borrowers and spouses or domestic partners with AppCards make payments at the Circulation Services Desk on the main floor of Belk Library.
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Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm (Dec.11)
Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2013. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!
Mary Margaret Johnson
A new exhibit, “Memories from Childhood: Our Favorite Christmas Stories,” is now on display in Special Collections on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The display draws on children’s literature relating to Christmas from the Historical Children’s Literature rare book collection and the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, both part of Special Collections. Special Collections staff and Dougherty Reading Room reference students chose their favorites from the collections for the exhibit. Included are a first edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Gloria Houston’s The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and a book of traditional Christmas songs illustrated by H.A. Rey, known for his “Curious George” series.
Pictured: Cover art for We Three Kings and other Christmas Carols, illustrated by H.A. Rey (1944).
There will be no ABC Express Service from December 21st to January 1st because the libraries at Appalachian State University, Western Carolina, and University of North Carolina Ashville
will be closed.
Sorry for any inconvenience!
Belk Library now offers the Appalachian State community access to OverDrive, a service which allows users to download ebooks and audiobooks to their favorite mobile device. Titles include popular fiction, study aids (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, CPA), travel guides, foreign language study audiobooks, and more.
Items are available in four formats: Kindle, EPub, MP3 and WMA audio. An Adobe ID or Amazon Kindle account is required, and either an OverDrive Media Console App or a Kindle device or App. For help, see our Library Guide for eBooks/OverDrive, or visit us in the library. You can always read available ebooks through your browser without having to download any software.
Explore OverDrive to see the growing collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and enter your Banner/Univeristy ID number to download up to three titles at a time for either a 7, 14, or 21 day check-out. Titles are returned automatically at the end of the lending period, so there are never late fees.
OK, maybe you need actual food too. But an e-book about cooking or cuisine might be a great idea for the holiday.
Overdrive e-books are hard to set up the first time, but easy after that. Click on your device on this help page for instructions. Or ask us for help.
More on the Belk Library's Overdrive e-books.
These are challenging to set up the first time also, but as easy as changing TV channels after that. Try out these instructions, but come visit us for help setting up if they don't quite work. Most (~90%) can be checked out for 14 days. They do not work with Kindles.
Photo: "Felicity's Pumpkin Pie" 2010, by Ryan Grove. (More food photos here.)