This research guide provides library resources and extra information concerning topics, themes and genres; the link above provides resources and avenues of study and reflection found by the Appalachian Studies department.
The Dialect of The Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History
Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!
DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.
Mountaintop Removal 101: A short guide on mountaintop removal provided by Appalachian Voices, a non-profit organization
Christians for the Mountains: A non-profit Christian group that advocates and partners with organizations that promote environmental justice, ethical and sustainable human practices that preserve the region, and stewardship of place as a moral responsibility.
Mid-Atlantic Mountaintop Mining :EPA site
OVEC: Ohio Valley Enviromental Coalition
"Passive, Poor and White? What People Keep Getting Wrong about Appalachia" by Elizabeth Catte, published in The Guardian on February 5, 2018.
"Appalachia Puts Environmental Human Rights to the Test": an article in the January 17, 2018 issue YES! magazine by Nicholas F. Stump
Restoring Appalachia : Written for Orion Magazine by McKay Jenkins, this article shares what is being done in Appalachia to bring it back to ecological and economic health
Appalachia Envisioned: A New Era of Opportunity: The strategic plan of the Appalachian Regional Commission for 2022-2026.
Listed below is the One Book, One West Virginia finalist selection.
2023 Book Selection
Strange as This Weather Has Been Ann Pancake
Library General Collection, 3rd floor
Author: Ann Pancake
Ann Pancake's blog contains information about her published works and links to sites about mountaintop removal.
The One Book, One West Virginia program is similar to the Common Reading initiative, only it involves the whole state. Supported by the West Virginia Library Commission, the reading selection is also the book chosen for Shepherd's Appalachian Writer-in-Residence program (paraphrased from their website).