Resources and Collections

You Need an e-Book about Food!

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.

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

 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.

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

Need a Book for the Road? Check out some of our newest and recommended books here:

During Fall Break, why not break your academic-only fast with some high-fiber fun reading? Here are some places to find great suggestions in and from the library and where to browse our newest arrivals:

Recommended Reading from ASU Students and Library Staff:

Medieval Exhibits on Display in Plemmons Student Union

What do Robin Hood, Jack tales, and castles have in common?  Find out in the two exhibits, "Medieval Folklore & Stories" and "Medieval Life," in Plemmons Student Union, now on display through October 8.  Library resources from Special Collections and the Instructional Materials Center related to the medieval period are on display just as the Southeast

North Shore Materials in Appalachian Collection

This Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, the North Shore Decoration Day Symposium will be held on campus.  For those interested in learning more about the North Shore and Decoration Day, the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in Special Collections contains materials documenting this history.  Of note are:

Rare Music Materials On Display Sunday

As part of the Hayes School of Music’s Max Smith Memorial Gamelan and Organ Concert on Sunday, September 29, rare music books, scores, and manuscripts from Special Collections will be on display in the Music Library, located on the second floor of the Broyhill Music Center.  Organist and retired faculty member Max Smith (1931-2012) created an end

New eBook Database: OverDrive

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.

Chronicle of Higher Education and other News Sources

We have The Chronicle of Higher Education, the trade journal of higher education.  Also, see Inside Higher Ed, which is free on the Web. 

For other news, one good source is The Economist.  (Although, to tell you the truth, I'm partly suggesting it because it has Dr. King on the cover, which makes a good thumbnail image today.)

Lumbee Indians bibliography website relaunch

The Lumbee Indians: An Annotated Bibliography, a website that has been online since 2002, was relaunched today in an easier-to-use, database-driven format. The website provides references—most of them annotated—for sources about North Carolina's Lumbee Indians. The Lumbee Tribe is one of eight tribes recognized by the state of North Carolina and has had a limited form of federal recognition since 1956.