Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sennheiser headphones
Need to concentrate? Hunter Library now has active noise-cancelling headphones to help you block out the world while you study. These Sennheisers can reduce surrounding noise by up to 90%! The headphones are available for checkout as a reserve item at the Circulation Desk for a 4 hour loan period, and must be used in the building.

Monday, November 25, 2013

President John F. Kennedy on Exhibit

JFK Campaign Poster
JFK Campaign Poster
In congruence with the University’s 1960s theme, the library is featuring an exhibit that highlights the life of President John F. Kennedy and commemorates the 50th anniversary of his assassination on November 22, 1963.  The exhibit is located on the main floor of the library near room 186 and is open until the end of the semester.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Hunter Library will open SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 at noon and will remain open 24 HOURS continuously until FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, when it closes at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Library News--Fall Issue of Hunter's Clarion

The November 2013 edition of Hunter’s Clarion is now available online. The major feature of the issue is a focus on the library's building renovation plan. Hunter Scholar and professor of psychology, David McCord, shares his scholarly plans for the 2013-14 year. Read about the life of the library student worker and the celebrity autograph they found tucked inside an old history book. Also highlighted are library staff activities and accomplishments, including George Frizzell, head of Special Collections, who received the 2013 Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award for outstanding service to the archival profession in North Carolina. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pubget--Life Science Search Engine

Hunter Library worked with the Pubget team to provide you with a faster way to get the papers you need for your research.

What exactly is Pubget?

Pubget is the search engine for life science PDFs. Though similar to PubMed, Pubget delivers papers instantly. Your search results are the actual PDFs. Try searching for "drug therapy" and you'll get results from all the papers you can get on the web. When you click on the citations you want, Pubget retrieves the PDF right away. You can save, download and manage your papers, all in one place.

Why Pubget?

Pubget indexes everything in PubMed and then some. It indexes over 30 million scientific articles and over 20,000 journal titles including high impact publishers like Science, Nature, and JAMA. But instead of needing to go from website to website to get the papers you need, Pubget delivers papers from all the library's journals in one place. Pubget works directly with the library's e-journals, so you can get the papers you need, right away.

It's easy to use.

To get started, go to and start searching. You can search titles, author names, keywords, citations, dates, or PMIDs. It's that easy! When you create an account, make sure you set your institution and select Western Carolina University.

Monday, November 04, 2013

New Books & Films received in October 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that
have arrived at Hunter Library in October 2013.

Compiled and introduced by Richard L. Allington,
Essential readings on struggling learners
Newark, DE: International Reading Association, c2010
WCU CMC Pro LB1050.5 .E85 2010

Special editor: Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation,
The effects of the Great Recession
Los Angeles: SAGE, [2013]
WCU New Books H1 .A5 v.650

Keith Cunningham,
American Indians' kitchen-table stories: contemporary
conversations with Cherokee, Sioux, Hopi, Osage,
Navajo, Zuni, and members of other nations
Little Rock: August House Publishers, 1992
WCU New Books E78.S7 C84 1992

John M, Henshaw
A tour of the senses: how your brain interprets the world
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012

Gin Blossoms (Musical group);
New miserable experience [sound recording]
Hollywood, CA.; A & M Records, p1992
WCU Audio CD P GinB 001

The fugitive (Motion picture: 1993)
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Keith Barish/Arnold
Kopelson production; an Andrew Davis film
Burbank, CA.: Warner Bros. Entertainment:
Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
WCU Video PVH.F8461

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Books & Films received in September 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in September 2013.

Please browse the full list.

David M. Haugen, book editor,
How does advertising impact teen behavior?
Detroit: Greenhaven Press, c2008
WCU New Books HQ799.2.M35 H38 2008

Barbara Krauthamer,
Black slaves, Indian masters: slavery, emancipation,
and citizenship in the Native American
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
WCU New Books E98.R28 K73 2013

Editor-in-chief, Gerald Litwack, PhD,
Hormones and breast cancer
Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2013
WCU New Books QP801.V5 V3 v.93 2013

Doug Fine,
Too high to fail: cannabis and the new green economic revolution
New York: Gotham Books [2013]
WCU LEISURE READ HD9019.M38 F56 2013

Serenade to music [sound recording] English folk song suite;
Norfolk rhapsody no. 1; Fantasia on 'Greensleeves';
In the Fen country; The lark ascending
Hayes, Middlesex, England: EMI Classics, [1991], p1987
WCU Audio CD C VauR 001

Night of the living dead 1968 [Motion picture]
New York, NY: GT Media, [2007]
WCU Video PVH.N5359

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Free Demo -- Mango Language Learning

The library is offering a free demo of Mango Languages, an online language learning center. Try one of the foreign language courses for English speakers, or learn English with narration in your native tongue through ESL courses taught in 15 different languages. There is even a voice compare feature which allows you to record yourself speaking and then compare your pronunciation side-by-side with the native speaker's voice. Try it today.

Mango Languages will be available to try until October 11. Please send any feedback or comments to Rachel Fleming, Head of Serials.

Monday, August 05, 2013

New Books & Films received in July 2013

New Books & Films received in July 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in July 2013.

Tanya Anderson,
Tillie Pierce: teen eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg
Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, c2013
WCU CMC E475.53 .A55 2013

Nancy Frey & Douglas Fisher,
Learning words inside & out: vocabulary instruction
that boosts achievement in all subject areas
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, c2009
WCU CMC PRO LB1574.5 .F78 2009

Zygmunt J. B. Plater,
The snail darter and the dam: how pork-barrel politics
endangered a little fish and killed a river
New Haven: Yale University Press, [2013]
WCU New Books GE180 .P53 2013

Luis A. Cordón,
Freud's world: an encyclopedia of his life and times
Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, c2012
WCU General BF109.F74 C665 2012

Maroon 5 Songs about Jane [sound recording]
New York, NY: Octone Records, p2003012
WCU Audio CD MarF 001  

The blind side [videorecording]
Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Entertainment [2010]
WCU Video PVH.B5513

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New Books & Films received in June 2013

New Books & Films received in June 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at Hunter Library in June 2013.

Sara Gilbert,
The story of Facebook
Mankato, Minnesota: Creative Paperbacks, [2013]
WCU CMC HM743.F33 G553 2013

Jayson Lusk,
The food police: a well-fed manifesto about the politics of your plate
New York: Crown Forum, c2013
WCU Leisure Read RA784 .L87 2013

Max M. Houck,
The science of crime scenes
Waltham, MA: Academic Press, c2012
WCU New Books HV8073 .H776 2012

Glenn, Max E., comp,
Appalachia in transition
St. Louis, Bethany Press [1970]
WCU General HN79.A13 G56

Woody at 100: the Woody Guthrie centennial collection [sound recording]
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2012
WCU Audio CD T GutW 007 BoxSets  

Black Hawk down (Motion picture)
Culver City, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
WCU Video PVH.B523

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Edition of The Clarion Available Now

The spring edition of Hunter Library’s newsletter, The Clarion, is now available. Read about the digitization of WCU Yearbooks, beginning with the earliest edition published in 1918 under the title OogoocooOur feature article, from Head of Special Collections, George Frizzell, announces the donation of 700 new letters, cards, photographs and published materials which now comprise the “Horace Kephart and Laura Mack Kephart Family Papers” collection.
We congratulate librarian Krista Schmidt for winning a national award from Library Journal magazine. Then, follow up with us on a story from last year's edition of The Clarion documenting 2012-13 Hunter Scholar Mae Miller Claxton's project on the library's Horace Kephart collection. We also highlight our Outstanding Student Workers for 2013 and the many activities and accomplishments of library employees.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

New Books & Films received in April 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that
have arrived at Hunter Library in April 2013.

Please browse the full list.

Joe McKendry,
One Times Square: a century of change at the crossroads of the world
Jaffrey, N.H.: David R. Godine, c2012
WCU CMC F128.65.T5 M37 2012

Lisa Mauri Thomas,
Landing your perfect nursing job
Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012, c2013
WCU New Books RT82 .T46 2012

John Homans,
What's a dog for?: the surprising history, science, philosophy,
and politics of man's best friend
New York: Penguin Press, 2012
WCU Leisure Read SF426 .H63 2012

Theodore T. Allen,
Introduction to engineering statistics and lean sigma:
statistical quality control and design of experiments and systems
New York: Springer, 2010
WCU New Books TS156 .A43 2010

Old-time Smoky Mountain music [sound recording]: 34 historic songs,
ballads, and instrumentals recorded in the Great Smoky Mountains by
"song catcher" Joseph S. Hall
Gatlinburg, TN: Great Smoky Mountains Association, 2010
WCU Audio CD T ZZZZ 180

Life of Pi (Motion picture)
An Ang Lee film; produced by Gil Netter, Ang Lee,
David Womark; screenplay by David Magee
Beverly Hills, CA.: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2013
WCU Video DVD PVH.L5463

Monday, March 25, 2013

New Feature--Text a Call Number

You found the perfect book for your research paper in the library’s catalog. Now you need to run down to the first floor of the library to find it. But you don’t have pen and paper handy to jot down the call number. No worries! Use Hunter Library’s new “Send via Text Message” feature! Simply click on the “Send via Text Message” button, enter your 10 digit cell phone number, choose your service provider from the drop-down menu, and click Send. The title of the book, the call number, and the location of the book in the library will come to your cell phone as a text message. Snap!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Access The Chronicle of Higher Education on the Go

Hunter Library makes it more convenient to access premium articles from the Chronicle and eliminates the need for a personal subscription. When you create a free account at the Chronicle using your WCU email address, you gain access to all subscriber content online from your personal computer without going through the library's web page.
You will also get access to the Chronicle on your iPad. Download the app from the Apple store and sign in with your account. If you have a different tablet or smart phone, log on to the Chronicle from your web browser; the site is optimized for mobile interfaces.

Registering for a free account with the Chronicle gives you access to all content through the library's campus-wide subscription. You will need to use a email address. If you already have a personal account, but created it using a different email address, you will have to create a new account to take advantage of this service.

Monday, February 18, 2013

New Books & Films received in January 2013

New Books & Films received in January 2013

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that
have arrived at Hunter Library in January 2013.

Please browse the full list.

Christopher Jennison,
Baseball math: grandslam activities and projects
Parsippany, NJ: Good Year Books, c2001
WCU CMC PRO QA139 .J465 2001

Lucia Maria Perillo,
On the spectrum of possible deaths
Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, c2012
WCU New Books PS3566.E69146 O5 2012

Edgar Allan Poe,
The raven, and other writings
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003

Robert R. Provine,
Curious behavior: yawning, laughing, hiccupping, and beyond
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012

Half the sky [videorecording]
Show of Force and Fugitive Films present; in association with ITVS;
A special presentation of Independent Lens.
New York, NY: Docurama Films: New Video Group, [2012]
WCU Video DVD HQ.H354

National Treasure [videorecording]
Walt Disney Pictures presents in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Burbank, CA. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007]
WCU Video DVD PVH.N3784