Answered By: Alison Jones
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015     Views: 29

Welcome to Carson-Newman! We're excited to have you as a student, even if you are not here with us physically on campus.

The first thing you should know is to always contact a librarian whenever you have questions - anything from if you're having trouble logging in off campus, to help coming up with good keywords for your search topic, or which databases to start with.

We want to just go over a few highlights of library resources for you at the moment as you embark on your graduate studies.

One important thing to keep in mind as you start. Your login for off campus access to library resources (and even for interlibrary loan) is NOT the same as your CN email log in! You will login with the following on any page that says "Appalachian College Association":

username = your last name (no initials) - example: smith

password = cn + your 7 digit CN ID # (including the leading zero) - example: cn0123456

You probably have already found the library's main website - from here you can find links to all of the rest of the resources we will be highlighting. For almost all of these, you will find them from the link on the main page that says Library Resources.

But first, you can use the search box underneath the welcome message on the library's website. This searches our Discovery system, which searches most of the library's subscription databases AND our catalog. So you can use this to find both books and articles.

You can also search for ebooks using the library catalog - we actually have more ebooks than print books at this point, though you may see some books that are only available in print.

You can go directly to the list of databases, and then to the list of databases for education, or any related subject area.

You can also go directly to our LibGuides subject guides homepage at - and then on to the Education LibGuide at - the LibGuides collect resources on a given subject area or topic together. You can get to all of the resources listed above directly from this LibGuide page, including a list of suggested databases.

Again, please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, or if you need more information related to doing research on a specific topic. This FAQ answer is simply intended to provide you with a basic overview of library resources.

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