Common Reading Program
“Appalachian’s Summer Reading Program provides an important common experience for entering freshmen, helps develop a sense of community with their new environment and introduces them to the academic rigor of college.”
- Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock
These short (1-2 minute) tutorials are designed to help you get started with your research and familiarize you with library services and resources.
Help on finding books and other materials in the library catalog
Using Library Databases to find articles
Using Boolean logic; subject vs. keyword searching
Library Fast Facts
Orientation to Belk Library and Information Commons
2014 Common Reading Book Selection
The 2014 Summer Reading book is Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument
"If you want a Wayne Henderson guitar, you have to prod, cajole, remind, bribe, persuade, wheedle, prompt and entice him. Eric Clapton had done none of that. St. John, has created a memorable portrait of a likable, self-effacing craftsman at work."
Book discussions of Clapton's Guitar will take place across campus during August of 2014.