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Biblical Interpretation: Finding Books

Help on Finding Books

The following online tutorial will guide you in the use of the WNCLN Library Catalog:

Google Books

Google Book Search

Finding more books from a single book found

Here are some tips and tricks to grow resources our of just one book!

Serendipity:  Browse call numbers: if you find a good book listed on your topic, be sure to browse for other books on the same subject located nearby.

Subject headings:
Each item record in the catalog has subject headings that are hot links.  Click on one of the hot links to run a search based on those subject headings.
What are some LC subject headings that you might search for your topic?

Pearl Growing:"  Once you have found a book, look at the references the author used to write the book and use them as possible references.  Check to see if we have the books/journals in our collection.

Finding books locally & beyond

WNCLN Library Catalog
The catalog provides access to the combined library holdings of Appalachian State University, UNC-Asheville, and Western Carolina University.


Use WorldCAT to search thousands of libraries around the world at once.  First set up your Interlibrary Loan Account (ILLIAD) and then use the ILLIAD link in the citations of WorldCAT to request books from libraries everywhere! 

 To search WorldCat by scripture references: (example)

1.     In first field: "Bible"  in subject phrase

2.     In second field: "romans 1"  in subject phrase

3.    Click Search

4.    Then review the list of results

[See additional searching tips for WorldCat under the tab "Tips and Tricks"]