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Art 4351 Senior Seminar (All Sections): Books

This guide provides basic search strategies, recommended books, research databases, and websites for your projects in this course.

Finding Books

Library Catalog

The catalog provides access to the library holdings of Appalachian State University (books, movies, music scores, music cd's, governemnt documents, audiobooks, and more).


Use ABC Express and Request Item to order books from UNC-Asheville or WCU (delivery takes just a day or two).

Use UNC Library Express and Interlibrary Loan (Illiad) to order books from UNC Libraries and thousands more. Delivery will take on average one week or less. About ILLIAD

The University Writing Center

Need assistance with your writing? Visit the University Writing Center.
Room 008, Lower Level Belk Library & Information Commons.

Drop in or make an appointment

Search Tips

Often, a successful search strategy uses both keyword searching and subject searching:

  1. Do a keyword search to find materials on your topic.

  2. Examine the list of materials to locate items whose content seems to match your topic.

  3. Once you have identifies an item(s), look at the subject field to determine which subject heading best matches your topic.

  4. Do a new search for material on your topic. This time, try a subject search using any of the subject hedings that looked promising.

For more information, review Keyword and Subject Searching from the
library's list of How-To Videos.

Art Writing Guides