To assist you in researching an Appalachian regional topic, the librarians have compiled an important index, the Appalachian Bibliography (Z1251.A7A6). This volume, published in 1980, lists more than 8000 citations to books, journal articles, and documents, is subject-indexed and contains descriptive annotations. The Appalachian Bibliography is supplemented by the Appalachian Outlook (Z1251.A7 A7) covering the years 1980-2002. These two reference indexes can be found in the Reference Collection, in the Milano Reading Room, and at other campus libraries. These are continued by the Appalachian Studies Bibliography which spans 1994 to the present.
Since the Bibliography and Outlook are broad in scope, they are valuable complements to more routine reference tools such as the library catalog, periodical indexes and databases. Recent examples of Appalachian search topics include: rural health care; women coal miners; blacks in West Virginia; skiing, whitewater rafting, and general outdoor recreation pursuits; and renewed interest in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
The Appalachian Studies Bibliography is compiled by Jo. B. Brown, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, W.Va.
The bibliography cumulates the "Annual Bibliography" sections of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (begun in 1995). It aims to be comprehensive in scope and include all major scholarship for the years indicated.