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*Appalachian Studies: Start Your Research

Why Use Books?

Books are useful for in-depth information, including: historical context, overview, synthesis and analysis of information.

Often a chapter or two, rather then the entire book, are all that may be relevant for your topic.

Search BANC, the Library Catalog

Using BANC, our Online Catalog: A Tutorial

Need help learning how to search for books in our library's online catalog? Watch this!

Borrow Books or Articles from Another Library

If we do not have a book you need, don't worry! Our Interlibrary loan service (or ILL) will allow you to borrow titles from other libraries. Follow the following steps below to sign up for this free service and to request needed titles.