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Library Research Strategies and More: Find books

A guide for conducting library research.

Finding Books, Encyclopedias, DVDs +

Use the Library Online Catalog to locate books, scholarly encyclopedias, DVDs and more. 

Searching options:

  • Keyword Searching:  Use a specific word, phrase or combine words that represent your broad topic.
    • attention deficit, adhd, ADD
  • Subject Searching:  Look at the Subject Headings in the highly relevant books that your keyword search turned up.
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Attention-deficity disorder
  • Sample search:
     

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  • Search Tip:  Search the combined resources of WNCLN  (ASU, UNCA and WCU) by choosing WNCLN from the dropdown.
  • Use Request It link
    • to have UNCA and WCU books checked out to you and brought to ASU for you to pick up.
      • DE and Doctoral students:  We mail them to your home, with return postage enclosed, at no cost to you. 
    • to have ASU books pulled and placed at the library service desk for you. 
       

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