Monday, September 10, 2012

Yearbooks Available Online

Yearbooks from Western Carolina University are now available online.  The earliest—titled Oogoocoo, thought to be a Cherokee word—were published in 1918 and 1919.  The more familiar Catamount was published from 1933 up into the 21st century.   College yearbooks contain photographs of the historic campus, portraits of faculty and students, and pictures of student life and athletics.  There are 73 yearbooks in this collection, each with multiple pages and pictures.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Students at Biltmore Park—Read This!

Are you taking classes at Biltmore Park this semester? You have access to the library resources you need without driving to Cullowhee. Start by searching for online journals and e-books from the Library Catalog or in one of our many research databases. But don’t forget the library also has books, CDs, and DVDs to lend. Request an item in the Library Catalog or through Interlibrary Loan and have it delivered and ready for pick-up at Biltmore Park. Be sure to bring your Cat Card if you plan to check out books. As a bonus, many of the restaurants at Biltmore Park offer discounts to students who show their Cat Cards. As always, librarians are available to assist you with your research and information needs. Use the chat box on the library’s homepage or email a subject specialist for help.
Read more about how what library services are available at Biltmore Park here.

Friday, June 01, 2012

New and Better Write-N-Cite, from RefWorks

RefWorks, the citation management software provided by Hunter Library, has long been the best place to collect and organize your book, article, and website citations and to create bibliographies. Now, Write-N-Cite, the RefWorks feature that formats footnotes, in-text citations, and the paper’s bibliography, just got a major do-over.  Improvements include seamless access to your references, citation-style-specific formatting as you write, and simple incorporation into Word’s toolbar.

To download the new version, log into RefWorks and choose Write-N-Cite from the Tools menu. For more info, call Hunter’s Research and Instruction Services Dept. at 227-7465.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

New JSTOR Collection

Hunter Library has added the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X collection. This collection features broad coverage for business, education, and sociology. Notable titles include:
  • AnnĂ©e sociologique, Sociological Focus
  • Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice
  • Marketing Letters
  • Journal of Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • American Secondary Education
  • Middle School Journal.
Access these titles and more from the e-journals list or search within JSTOR directly.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stories of Mountain Folk: A New Digital Collection

Hunter Library at Western Carolina University has released Stories of Mountain Folk, a new digital collection. Stories of Mountain Folk is an all-sound oral history collection produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a western North Carolina not-for-profit. The archived files were created from a series of radio interviews that aired weekly on a local radio station. Over 150 half-hour radio programs capture “local memory” detailing traditions, events, and life stories of mountain people. A wide range of interviewees include down-home gardeners, herbalists, and farmers, as well as musicians, artists, local writers, and more. The collection can be accessed from:
Hunter Library is committed to building regionally oriented, historically significant collections of broad cultural and research interest. Since 2005, the library has uploaded collections on Horace Kephart, Civil War letters, regional crafts, Cherokee traditions, and travel in western North Carolina. These online resources—photographs, documents, objects, and interpretive material—provide a foundation for research, education, and humanities programming through their documentation of significant aspects of the American story. Stories of Mountain Folk is the library’s first sound collection. To access Hunter Library’s Digital Collections, see

Monday, April 16, 2012


Starting at noon on Sunday, April 22, Hunter Library will remain OPEN 24 HOURS continuously until Friday, May 4, when it closes at 6:00 p.m.

Hunter Library is open 24 hours during exams!
by: pejohns

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Annual Used Book Sale @Hunter Library

Hunter Library's annual used book sale will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The sale will include books, maps, CDs, DVDs and other media and will cover a wide variety of subjects. Hard cover books will sell for $1; soft covers for $.25. Maps will sell for $.50, and CDs, DVDs and VHS will sell for $1. Library staff will be happy to negotiate prices for boxes of books. Please bring cash or checks; we are not able to accept credit cards. All proceeds will benefit the library.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

New spring edition of The Clarion

The spring edition of Hunter Library’s newsletter, The Clarion, is now available.  Read about our Hunter Scholar for 2012-13, Mae Miller Claxton, and her project focusing on the library’s Horace Kephart collection.  Our feature article, by Collection Development Librarian Katy Ginanni, reveals the details of different e-book platforms and issues such as price, access, and format, along with digitization projects such as Google Books and Project Gutenberg. The activities and accomplishments of library employees are spotlighted, from conference presentations to book reviews, journal articles, and a Southern Gothic novel.  We also take time to highlight our Outstanding Student Workers for 2012.

Monday, April 02, 2012

New Books, CDs & DVDs for March 2012

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that
have arrived at Hunter Library in March 2012.

Please browse the full list.

Sarah Winter,
The pleasures of memory: learning to read
with Charles Dickens
New York: Fordham University Press, 2011
WCU General PR4588 .W56 2011

Edited by Theo Van Leeuwen and Carey Jewitt
Handbook of visual analysis
London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2001
WCU New Books P93.5.H36 2001

Peter Yarrow,
Puff, the magic dragon
With paintings by Eric Puybaret
New York: Sterling Pub., 2007
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S M1990 .Y37 2007

Bluegrass from the Blue Ridge [sound recording]
Country band music of Virginia
Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Folkways, p2007, c1967
WCU Audio CD C T ZZZZ 169

Peyote to LSD: a psychedelic odyssey [videorecording]
Produced by Gryphon Productions for the History Channel
New York: History Channel: Distributed in the
U.S. by New Video, c2010
WCU Video DVD HV.P491

Speed (Motion picture)
Twentieth Century Fox; a Mark Gordon production
Produced by Mark Gordon; directed by Jan de Bont
Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment, 2004
WCU Video DVD PVH.S6983

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Award-Winning Writer to Speak on Role of Libraries

Scott Huler will give two talks in Jackson County on Friday, April 13, in conjunction with National Library Week, April 8-14, 2012. His visit will be sponsored by the WCU Visiting Scholars Program, City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, Friends of Jackson County Public Library, and Hunter Library.

Huler will discuss the importance of research and libraries at 10:30 a.m. in the theater of A.K.Hinds University Center. At 7:00 p.m. he will give a talk in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. The Friends of the Jackson County Public Library will host a punch and cookies reception following the presentation, and Huler will be available to sign his books.

The 2011 Piedmont Laureate, Huler writes for newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. He is the author of six books, including On the Grid, No Man's Land, Defining the Wind, On Being Brown, A Little Bit Sideways, and From Worst to First. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has lived all over the United States and in England. His work has appeared in such newspapers as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Los Angeles Times. He has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

New Books, CDs & DVDs for February 2012

New Books, CDs & DVDs for February 2012

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in February 2012.
Please browse the full list.

Scott Huler,
Defining the wind: the Beaufort scale, and how a
nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry
New York: Crown Publishers, c2004
WCU Leisure read QC933 .H85 2004

Richard M Restak,
Think smart: a neuroscientist's prescription for
improving your brain's performance
New York: Riverhead Books, 2009
WCU New Books QP398 .R47 2009

Christopher McGowan,
Dinosaur discovery: everything you need to be a paleontologist
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S QE714.5.M366 2011

Richard Wagner, 1813-1883 [sound recording]
Marches & overtures. Orchestra music. Selections
Hong Kong: Naxos, 20011
WCU Audio CD C WagR 015

Evoking sound: body mapping principles and basic conducting technique [videorecording]
GIA Publications, Inc. presents; James Jordan, Heather Buchanan
Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, c2004
WCU Video DVD MT.E965

Elephant man (Motion picture)
Paramount Pictures presents a Brooksfilms production;
produced by Jonathan Sanger; directed by David Lynch
Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, c2001
WCU Video DVD PVH.E441

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

HL Goes Mobile!

We are excited to announce the launch of our mobile website! Starting today you will be able to search the Library Catalog, check today's hours, and quickly contact us right from your phone’s browser.

From the mobile catalog you will also be able to check your library account and renew items. Our contact screen offers links to call, text, or email a librarian for help.

To access the mobile site, navigate to in your mobile browser or scan this QR code:

Friday, February 03, 2012

Reception, Faculty Scholarship Celebration 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, for the reception of the 2012 Faculty Scholarship Celebration. The celebration includes an exhibit of faculty works on the main floor of the library through March 30. The Faculty Scholarship Celebration honors the scholarly and creative accomplishments of the WCU faculty for the 2011 year.

Date: February 16, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lounge (next to Java City), Main Floor, Hunter Library

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

New Books, CDs & DVDs for January 2012

New Books, CDs & DVDs for January 2012

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in January 2012.

Please browse the full list.

Michele R Davidson,
Olds' maternal-newborn nursing &
women's health across the lifespan
Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson, c2012
WCU at MAHEC WY 157.3 D253o 2008

James Kakalios,
The amazing story of quantum mechanics: a math-free
exploration of the science that made our world
New York, NY: Gotham Books, c2010
WCU New Books QC174.13 .K35 2010

Debbie Levy,
The year of goodbyes: a true story of friendship,
family and farewells
New York: Disney-Hyperion Books, c2010
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S PS3612.E9368 Y43 2010

David Shenk,
The genius in all of us: new insights into genetics, talent, and IQ
New York: Anchor Books, 2011
WCU New Books BF341 .S54 2011

Grand National Championships [2007] Finals [videorecording]
Presented by Yamaha; produced by Mr. Video, Inc 
Distributed by Mr. Video, c2010
WCU Video DVD MT.G735

Contagion (Motion picture)
Porchlight Entertainment presents a Porchlight Pictures production in association with Videal; produced by Kenneth Burke; written by Russell Manzatt; directed by John Murlowski
Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, c2011, c2001
WCU Video DVD PVH.C6583

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Resources Available from NC LIVE

The following resources are new to Hunter Library users through NC LIVE. NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for North Carolina residents of all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to auto repair, health, history, and genealogy. Support for NC Live comes, in part, from Hunter Library and Western Carolina University to make these resources available to WCU faculty, students and staff. Try these new resources today!

You can read more about each resource on the Articles/Databases page.

Art & Architecture Complete

Biography Reference Center

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Environment Complete


Legal Information Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

In addition NC LIVE has upgraded five resources, with additional full-text content and upgraded features:

Academic Search Complete

Literary Reference Center Plus

MAS Complete

MasterFILE Complete

NoveList K-8 Plus

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tax Forms Available Online

North Carolina Tax Forms:
Federal Tax Forms:

The library has a small selection of federal tax forms and workbooks in print format (1040, 1040A and 1040EZ); these are available to the general public. You can find them near the Reference Desk on the library's main floor. North Carolina forms are only available online.

New Books, CDs & DVDs for December 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at Hunter Library in December 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Thomas T Fetters,
Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
Hillsboro, OR: TimberTimes, c2007
WCU SPEC COLL TF23.2 .F47 2007

Richard Samuel Moog,
Physical chemistry, a guided inquiry: atoms, molecules,
and spectroscopy
Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, c2004
WCU New Books QC173 .M66 2004

Mark Alan Stamaty,
Shake, rattle & turn that noise down!: how Elvis shook up music,
me and mom
New York: Knopf, c2010
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S ML3930.P73 S73 2010

William Bartram; Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, editor
Bartram's living legacy: the travels and the nature of the South
Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, c2010
WCU New Books F216.2 .B38 2010

Freedom riders [videorecording]
American Experience Films presents; a film by Stanley Nelson; produced by Laurens Grant; A production of Firelight Films;
WGBH Educational Foundation;
United States: PBS Distribution, 2011
WCU Video DVD E.F74

King's speech (Motion picture)
The Weinstein Company and UK Film Council present; in association with Momentum Pictures, produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin;
Screenplay by David Seidler; directed by Tom Hooper
Great Britain; Australia; United States 2010
WCU Video DVD PVH.K5737

Duke Ellington,
Duke Ellington [sound recording]
Time-Life Music; New York, N.Y.: Manufactured for
Time-Life Music by BMG Music, p1992