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February 8th, 2016

Spotlight: Organize Your Research

Welcome back to Spotlight, where we highlight Library Guides that you may find useful. We’ll start off with guides created for assignments that may be coming this week. Below the assignment guides, we’ll also have general guides focused on various library tips and tricks.

Look through the assignment guides below to see if your assignment has a guide:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Now that you’ve been searching the library, are you looking for ways to organize your research? Whether you want to use a citation management tool like RefWorks, or if you prefer to save your articles to your computer or email them to yourself, find out what options you have using the guides below.

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

 

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February 1st, 2016

Spotlight: Evaluating Information

Searching for information on the Internet? This week we will be highlighting Library Guides that can assist in evaluating information you find online. First, look through this list to see if you have an assignment this week that has a guide, then check the guides below for Internet tips:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Using Internet sources? While many instructors may require peer-reviewed sources only, if you need to find web sites or other information from the Internet, use these guides to help search the Internet and determine credible sources:

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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January 25th, 2016

Spotlight: Background Information

This week we are highlighting guides about Reference Materials available in the library, as well as the assignment guides for upcoming assignments. To start with, look to see if any of your assignments this week has a guide:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Want to find books or reference sources on your topic? The guides below focus on finding background information:

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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January 22nd, 2016

New Library Service Hours

Ask a Librarian service hours have been extended to include Wednesday evenings.

New Hours:

Mon – Wed:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thur – Fri:     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:     Closed
Sunday:       4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All times are Central

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January 18th, 2016

Spotlight: APA

Thanks for checking out this week’s Spotlight. We’ll start with a list of guides that have been created for this week’s assignments, then feature various guides we have on APA and citing.

See the list below for week two assignments that have Library Guides:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Looking for a DOI or persistent link, or have questions about citing? Check out the guides below for tips:

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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January 11th, 2016

Spotlight: Search Tips

Welcome to this week’s Spotlight! Every week during the quarter we will start with guides that have been created for assignments due that week. Does your assignment have a Library Guide? Check the list below:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

If you are new to using the Capella University Library, the guides below offer overviews of how to search:

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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January 4th, 2016

Spotlight: Tutorials and Webinars

Courses start again next week – are you ready? Polish up your library skills before quarter start by taking advantage of our resources and tutorials:

Want to see if there’s been a guide created for your upcoming course? Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

 

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December 28th, 2015

Spotlight: Keeping up with the literature in your field

Most learners are on the second week of break, so courses and homework may be the last thing on your mind. However, breaks can be the perfect time to keep up with the literature in your field. Use the guides below to find out how to keep up with the current events related to your program:

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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December 21st, 2015

Spotlight: Alumni

Did you just graduate? Wondering what library resources you now have access to? Check out the Alumni Library Guide for answers to questions about the Alumni Library.

We also have a State-by-State Library Services guide that has information and links to various libraries and library services throughout all 50 states, and D.C.

Are you going to be taking your Comprehensive Exams next quarter? Get a head start on practicing your library skills with the Comprehensive Exams: Library Strategies Library Guide.

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

 

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December 14th, 2015

Spotlight: Finding Missing Citation Information

The end is near! For most of you this is the last week of the quarter. While you have hopefully already seen these guides, these guides are for projects that you may have been working on all or part of the quarter that are due during the last week. Below the assignment guides, we will feature guides that may help as you are wrapping up your final week.

As you’re finishing up your final assignments, have you come across any references that are missing information, and you’re not sure where to find it? The Searching by Author Library Guide gives tips on how to search with a partial citation, so that you can find the information you’re missing.

Need to create a PowerPoint presentation for your final assignment? Look through the PowerPoint Presentation Library Guide for tips on creating presentations.

Have more questions? You can find answers to over 200 common library questions in our new Library FAQs! Search by keyword or browse by topic to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight is a quarterly series. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

Spotlight Tag

 

-Chelsea

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