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Appalachian Studies: Books

"Each life is dirt and time and rhyme and stone." --Jesse Stuart, Man with A Bull-Tongue Plow (1934), Sonnet #678

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Use search terms like, "Appalchian Studies" or "Mountain-top Removal" to search for books of interest.

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Use the library catalog to locate books in the Marshall University libraries. The following Library of Congress Subject Headings are examples of terms that can be used with the Basic Search by Subject Heading to locate books in the Marshall University libraries:

For additional, useful subject headings for your topic, consult the following listings, available in the Reference Collection: Library of Congress Subject Headings (Reference Desk)

Because Appalachian studies crosses many disciplines, there is no one call number area where you can find all of the books on the topic.

The Appalachian Collection is located in the on the first floor of Drinko Library. It contains books published after 1926. Browse this collection to find fiction, poetry, memoirs, and children's literature about Appalachia. Noe that not all Appalachian-related materials will be found here. Special Collections, located in Morrow Library, has a wealth of oral histories, manuscipts, photographs, fiction and non-fiction books, and other items on West Virginia and Appalachia. Those items are too numerous to be included here; however, they can be found by searching the library catalog.

For books at other libraries, search other Library catalogs over the Web. Books not owned by Marshall University Libraries may be ordered from other libraries using the (Information Delivery Services (IDS).