Resources and Collections

Help with Anatomy & Physiology

Need help with anatomy and physiology?  Primal Pictures: Anatomy & Physiology is designed to help first and second semester anatomy and physiology students.  It includes images, interactive activities, and case studies.  Try it out.

Primal Pictures: Anatomy and Physiology

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Downton Abbey Exhibit and Open House

A new Special Collections exhibit, "The Lives of Nobles: Downton Abbey in the Rhinehart Collection," examines a selection of common themes between the hit BBC and PBS series Downton Abbey and the Rhinehart British Studies Rare Book Collection in Special Collections. The exhibit explores the themes of entail, country homes, and country house libraries.

Unexpected Finds Exhibit 4th Floor

"An Exhibit of Unexpected Finds in Special Collections" is now installed in the atrium exhibit cases on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. Most people may think of Special Collections holdings consisting of books, manuscripts, DVDs, or CDs, but the collections also include a small selection of other, unexpected items. We do not seek most of the items displayed here, but their presence in our collections enriches the historical record that we do collect.

Journals on Medical and Health Topics

The Library has thousands of journals on the health sciences.  Many of them focus narrowly on subdisciplines.  But we also have the big names, such as these:

New England Journal of Medicine

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

BMJ (British Medical Journal)

New Interface for Web of Science

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

New Library Databases

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.

Children’s Christmas Book Exhibit in Special Collections

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.

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.

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.