November 2013

You Need an e-Book about Food!

Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:52pm
pumpkin pie

OK, maybe you need actual food too.  But an e-book about cooking or cuisine might be a great idea for the holiday.


Our new (tiny) Overdrive Collection has 18 books on cooking and food.  They can be checked out for 21 days.

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.


We also have EBSCO e-books.  Browse these 1668 e-books on food and drink.

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.)

Belk Library Lost & Found

Posted by on Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:12am

Within the last few weeks, items in the Belk Library’s Lost and Found section has nearly tripled! Some items found include: 









iPad chargers

PC chargers





AppCards and other cards


Other types:

Water bottles







If any of these items sounds like they may belong to you, give us a call or come by the Circulation desk on the 1st floor. 

Be prepared to describe the item and show identification if asked. 


Thanks and have a great semester!

Published Faculty Reception 2013

Posted by John Boyd on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 1:57pm
Imagination & Place: Cartography

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2012-2013) or who have achieved similar recognition in their fields. For example, music faculty who had works published or art faculty who had pieces accepted for major collections should be honored.

The reception will be held on Monday, November 25 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Peacock and Provost Lori Gonzalez will be on hand to present the certificates.

Below is the list of faculty who had works published 2012-2013.

Appalachian Studies

Pat Beaver

Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia.  Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.  2012.


Jeri P. Allison

Mrs. Gambel the Quirky Quail. Raleigh, NC: Ivy House Publishing Group. 2012.   

Lynn Duryea

Solo Exhibition, “Structures,” at 1912 Gallery, Emory + Henry College, Emory, VA. January/February 2013.

 Solo Exhibition, “Master Craft Artist,” at the Maine Center for Craft, West Gardiner, ME. July 2013.

Jeana Klein

Solo Exhibition, Past, Present and Accounted For" at the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.  September, 2012.



Chishimba N. Mowa

Mapping Cells Expressing Estrogen Receptors: Female and Male Reproductive Organs of Developing and Adult Rodents.  Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing . 2012.

Michael Windelspecht

Essentials of Biology, Third Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Mcgraw-Hill Publishing. 2012.

Human Biology, Twelfth Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Mcgraw-Hill Publishing. 2012.



Frank Aycock

21st Century Television: The Players, the Viewers, the Money. Charleston, SC: Create Space, 2012.

Scott M. Welsh

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy:  How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2012.


Computer Information Systems

Dawn D. Medlin

Medlin, D. D. (2012). Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2012.


Curriculum and Instruction

Melanie W. Greene

Goodnight Boone! Blowing Rock, NC: Parkway Press. 2012.



Todd L. Cherry

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. New York, NY: Routledge 2012.

Dave M. McEvoy

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. New York, NY: Routledge 2012.



Joseph Bathanti

Sonnets of the Cross (Poems). Durham, NC: Jacar Press. 2013.

Concertina (Poems). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. 2013.

Pamela E. Brewer

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Successful Global Communication. London, England:IEEE Press/Wiley. 2012.

Hilda Downer

Sky Under the Roof. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2013

Nathan K. Hauke

A Surface. A Shore or Semi-transparency of Glass” and “Deerfield” in Joshua Corey and G. C. Walderp (Eds.). The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press. 2012.

In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes. Portland, OR: Publication Studio. 2012.

Honeybabe, Don't Leave Me Now. Denver, CO and Grand Rapids, MI: Horse Less Press. 2013.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

"Strand Sonnets" In S. P. Holmes (Ed.), Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming  Salt Lake City, UT: Torrey House Press. 2012.

Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful: Poems. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press. 2014.

Our Held Animal Breath: Poems. Cincinatti, OH: Wordtech Editions. 2012.

Leon H. Lewis

BATHANTI. Dir. Kevin Balling. Tin Roof Video. 2013. Film.

Elaine O’Quinn

Girls' Literacy Experiences In and Out of School: Learning and Composing Gendered Identities. New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2013.

Julie Townsend

Mountain Memoirs: An Ashe County Anthology.  Charlotte, NC: Main Street Rag Publishing, 2012.

Mark W. Vogel

What Remains (Poem) In Imaginations and Place: Cartography. Lawrence, KS: Imagination and Place Press. 2012.


Government and Justice Studies

Jeff E. Holcomb

Criminal Justice:  The Essentials, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Nancy Love

Love, Nancy S., Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics, co-edited with Mark Mattern, (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2013 (hardback); 2014 (paperback)), pp. 386.

Mike Potter

Potter, M.R. An Exploration of Effectiveness Among Financial Services Regulators 1989-2008: Striving for Balance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2013.

Matthew B. Robinson

Crime Prevention. San Deigo, CA: Bridgepoint Education. 2013.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Second Edition. New York, NY: SUNY Press. 2014.

Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Antisocial Behavior. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2013.

Renee G. Scherlen

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Second Edition. New York, NY: SUNY Press. 2014.

Marian R. Williams

Criminal Justice:  The Essentials, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Family and Consumer Science

Patricia F. Hearron

Guiding Young Children, Ninth Edition. London: Pearson, 2013.

Health Leisure and Exercise Science

Thomas Brown

Unscripted: Engaging Life After College. Cleveland, TN: Parsons Porch Press, 2012.



Antonio T. Bly

Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700-1789,  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.

Judkin J. Browning

The War Begins Anew: The Seven Days' Battles, June-July 1862.  New York, NY: Praeger Publishers. 2013

Andrea Burns

From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.

René H. Horst

El Regimen de Stroessner y la Resistencia Indigena. Asuncion: Centro de Estudios Antropologicos de la Universidad Catolica. 2011.

The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, Second Edition. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 2012.


Hubbard Center

Kathleen T. Brinko

Practically Speaking: A Sourcebook for Instructional Consultants in Higher Education , Second Edition. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press. 2012.


Human Development and Psych Counseling

Geri A. Miller

Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2012.

Jon L. Winek

Group Activities for Families in Recovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2013

Joan Zimmerman

Group Activities for Families in Recovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2013.


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Richard G. McGarry

The College Experience for International Learners. Boston, MA: Pearson. 2013.  

Benito Del Pliego

Extracomunitarios. Nueve Poetas Latinoamericanos en España. Madrid, Spain: FCE. 2012.

Voces comunes y otros poemas. Madrid, Spain: FCE, 2012.


Leadership and Education Studies

Kim Becnel

Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use. New York, NY: Scarecrow. 2013.

Richard D. Howe

Historical Highlights of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education 1921 – 2013.  Self Published, 2013.



Gary D. Kader

Developing Essential Understandings of Statistics for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8. Reston, VA: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. 2013.

Rick Klima

Cryptology, Classical and Modern, with Maplets. Boca Raton, FD: Taylor & Francis, CRC Press LLC. 2012.



Joby R. Bell

New Year. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Published)

Recordings of JS Bach Preludes and Fugues. (CD/DVDE/Video, Solo and Published)

Music City Mixture. (CD/DVD/Video, Solo and Independent Project)

Andrea L. Cheeseman

Cesar Cui: Five Short Pieces. Seattle, WA: Alry Publications. (Composition, Published)

Robert J. Falvo

Syncopated Synapse. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

William Harbison

Caprice for Horn and Piano, International Horn Society, “Music On Line”, 2013.

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Alry Publications, 2012. (Seattle, WA)

Harold V. McKinney

Syncopated Synapse. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

Suzi W. Mills

Highland Bloom. Boone, NC: Highland Bloom Music CD by The Mountain Laurels – Marble Feather Records. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

Jennifer Snodgrass

Fundamentals of Music Theory:  Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition. Pearson, 2013.


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Laura Ammon

Work Useful to Religion and the Humanities: A History of the Development of the Comparative Method in Religion from Bartolomé Las Casas to Edward Burnett Tylor. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.  2012.

Shawn D. Arthur

Ancient Daoist Diets for Health and Longevity. Lexington Press, Lanham, MD: Lexington Press. 2013.

Kaye Barley

Whimsey: A Novel. New River, AZ:  2013.

Thomas B. Ellis

On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta. Berlin, Germany: Springer. 2013.

Herbert Hash

When All Hell Breaks Loose: the Implications of the Misinterpretation of Biblical Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature. Create Space Publishers, 2012.

Conrad Ostwalt

Secular Steeples: Popular Culture and Religious Imagination, Second Edition. New York, NY. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2012.


Robert Bringle

Research on service learning: Conceptual frameworks and assessment. Vol. 2B: Communities, institutions, and partnerships. Arlington, VA: Stylus. 2013


Reading Education and Special Education

Michael J. Marlowe

Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. 2012.

Adrian Rice

The Clock Flower: New Poems, Belfast, NI: Moongate Publications. 2012.


Theatre and Dance

Ray Miller

Original Work, playwright for “Kent State:  Then and Now”; Performed at SEWSA conference in April, 2013.

Joel Williams

Original work, "Promises"; Produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance; ASU Performed, October. 2013.  


University Libraries

Pamela Mitchem

Appalachian State University Pictorial History.  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. 2012.

Film Showing & Discussion of “The Other Son” Nov 14 at 5 in Greenbrier

Posted by Allan Scherlen on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:55pm
The Other Son Film image

Date:  Thursday November 14, 2013, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Greenbriar Theatre, ASU Student Union

Admission: Free, open to the public

Are you interested in having a better understanding of Israeli and Palestinian families, identity, and society?  Then you are encouraged to attend the film, "The Other Son" this coming Thursday evening.

"The Other Son is a compelling, moving, and humane film about the families of two young men -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- who discover that their sons were accidentally switched at birth.  This revelation turns their lives upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs. This is a life affirming story about finding compassion for the "other".  The film won Best Director Award and the Tokyo Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2012.

Discussion after the film will be led by Palestinian-American, Dr. Jawad Bargothi, who is Professor Emeritus from the ASU Department of Government and Justice Studies.

The event is presented as part of International Education Week and presented in partnership between the ASU Library, the ASU Muslim Students Association and the ASU Office of International Education and Development.  It is the fourth event of the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures “Let’s Talk about It” Program, a series of book and film discussions supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association.  This series follows upon the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Program begun in spring 2013.


For more information contact: Allan Scherlen, Belk Library -

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam – A Panel Discussion Nov 12 at 5 in 114

Posted by Allan Scherlen on Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:41pm
Children of Abraham book cover

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Belk Library -- Room 114

Admission: Free, open to the public

Have you wanted to know more about the differences and commonalities among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam? Students, faculty & community members are invited to attend a panel discussion by three Appalachian State faculty members of the book, The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters.  The three panelists, Dr. Alan Hauser (Dept. of Philosophy & Religion), Dr. Maria Lichtmann (Dept. of Philosophy & Religion), & Dr. Rahman Tashakkori (Dept. of Computer Science), will use this classic comparative study to discuss the interconnections between these three major faiths.

Copies of the book are available in the Browsing section of the Appalachian State University Library.  Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to check-out the book and participate in discussion.  But familiarity with the book is not necessary to appreciate this event.   The event will be Tuesday, Nov 12, at 5:00 PM in the Library auditorium Room 114.

The event is presented by ASU Library in conjunction with the Muslim Students Association as the third event of the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures “Let’s Talk About It” Program, a series of book and film discussions. The Program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association.  This series follows upon the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Program begun in spring 2013 which provided materials related to Muslim cultures to the University Library.

Please contact Allan Scherlen  ( for more information


Systematic Reviews -- Joanna Briggs EBP Database is available during November

Posted by John Wiswell on Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:42pm
Joanna Briggs logo

 The Library has several good options for finding high quality systematic reviews in the health sciences.

During November and on campus only, we have trial access to the Joanna Briggs EBP Database.  It includes systematic reviews and other types of documents.  Everything is full text.  Try it and let us ( know what you think.

We also have the Cochrane Collection Plus, which includes one database of the Cochrane Collaboration's systematic reviews and another database of Cochrane's reviews of others' systematic reviews.  The Cochrane reviews are all full text.   Ask for help getting full text of the SRs that Cochrane reviews, if you need it.

What is a systematic review?  It's a comprehensive attempt to find all research on a topic, to evaluate how good it is, and present it in a useful format.  Not all systematic reviews are of high quality, but Joanna Briggs and Cochrane reviews have a great reputation.

Not all systematic reviews focus on health.  See the Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews.  It's free on the Web and addresses several other fields: Crime and Justice, Education, Social Welfare, International Development.  (The full text of the reviews may not be free.  Ask for help finding that, if you need it.)

Database Trials!

Posted by on Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:06am
Database trials

The Collection Management Team is conducting several Database Trials in November.  

Europa World
Trial ends on 11/30/2013

ProQuest Congressional (Historical Archives)
Trial ends on 12/01/2013

The World Religion Database
Trial ends on 11/30/2013

Joanna Briggs Institute database
Focuses on health and may be interest to some in Psychology and Counseling.

They welcome your feedback- would you use this database in your research?  

Contact John Abbott (