Resources and Collections

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.

Summer Reading Book - Library Resources

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 Summer Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students.

Library Budget Reduction Strategies FY 12/13

In fiscal year 11-12, the allocation to the Library's collection budget had to be reduced by $400,000, part of the overall $1.8 million reduction in library funding.

Since the library will not know about actual budget conditions until August 2012 or later, the library faculty has identified $400,000 worth of cancellations from the collection expenditures. The library has consulted widely with various groups including Faculty Senate and in depth with the Library Services Committee which has faculty, staff, and student members.

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