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Library Science: Finding Books

A guide for doing research in library science.

Finding Books

Library Catalog

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


Search Strategies

Keyword Searching.  Your strategy will either be to use a specific word, phrase or combine words that represent your broad topic. Examples:

  • managing libraries
  • school libraries and research
  • media centers
  • virtual libraries

Select titles of interest and link to similar books using the Subject Headings.

Sample Subject Headings:

  • Library Administration
  • Instructional Materials Centers
  • Public Services
  • Digital Libraries
  • Academic Libraries

Books and more mailed to your home - free!

Books, dvds, and more mailed to your home address - free!  Ask if you have questions.
Note:  This service is for distance education students and all doctoral students. 

Request ASU, WCU and UNC-Asheville resources:
1.  Search ASU's Library Catalog. (Select WNCLN to search ASU, Western Carolina and UNC-A.)
2.  Find something you want?  Click the Request link.
3.  When prompted for Pickup Location, select   ASU Distance Learning/Doctoral
4.  That's it!  Check My Account to see what you've checked out, renew, items and more.

Books and Thesis/Dissertations from Away:
1.  Use ILLiad - our interlibrary loan system.  Login or Register (first time users). 
2.  Select New Request-Book  or  New Request-Thesis. Provide requested information.
3.  That's it!  Check ILLiad - View options to see what you've requested, received, and more.

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