Resources and Collections

Dr. Maya Angelou and Poetry Resources

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto", or "I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me."
 -Terence

Speaking before 6,000 people at the Holmes Convocation Center Tuesday night as part of the 29th MLK Commemoration, Dr. Maya Angelou gave a shout-out to libraries.

Dr. Angelou specifically encouraged students to contact, meet, or get to know a librarian, and to find the library's poetry collections. We agree!

APPsearch, a New Tool to Discover the Library's Collections

The library has just launched APPsearch, a new tool to search for books, journal and magazine articles, movies and much more -- all in one place!

APPsearch is a powerful, information-rich, highly intuitive, easy-to-use search tool. Starting with one simple search box, you can find all the library has to offer. Great, detailed information is now just a click away. APPsearch is loaded with useful features:

More Help with eBooks -- Download to iPad, iPhone, or Android Device

We have one ebook collection that allows you to check out ebooks and download them to read offline.  The (EBSCO) eBook Collection has about 80,000 ebooks.  These are not bestsellers but have been published by small and academic presses.  You can browse here or you might come across these books in our catalog.

Here's how to get them on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.  You have to do these first 4 steps just once:

Global Commodities Database- New!

 This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.  Check it out!

The Library Celebrates International Education Week

The Library has developed resource guides to support international education at Appalachian State:

 

For Students Considering Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Country Information

For International Students attending Appalachian State                               

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Reading The Chronicle of Higher Education is a great way to keep up on news and trends, legislation, meetings, seminars, workshops, classified employment advertising for higher education administrators, faculty members, researchers & scholars.  The Belk Library & Information Commons has the premium account- you can access it on or off campus, and you can set up an RSS feed if you so desire.

Using RSS to Keep Up with Research

RSS (Real Simple Syndiation) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing web content that a user subscribes to.

An RSS reader allows you to view information from multiple web sites in a single interface.

You can use RSS to keep up to date on news headlines, and RSS can also help keep up with research. You can:

New Travel Guides in the Browsing Collection

Traveling this summer? Check out the library's new travel guides in the Browsing Collection! The collection includes over 30 books for countries all over the world.

Full list of titles

Rare Books Room Open Wednesdays in July

The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons will be open Wednesday afternoons, July 11, 18, and 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for visits, questions, and book viewings from the Rhinehart Collection on British History.  Dr.

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