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August 3rd, 2015

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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July 27th, 2015

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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July 20th, 2015

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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July 13th, 2015

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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July 6th, 2015

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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June 29th, 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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June 22nd, 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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March 7th, 2014

Online Writing Centers: iGuide’s “hidden gems”

The library receives many emails about writing and APA format.  While writing assistance is not something the library offers, there are Capella resources that can help:   Capella Undergraduate Writing Center and the Capella Graduate Writing Center.

Here’s how to navigate to the Writing Center websites from iGuide:  Mouse over Learning Resources from the top menu bar and then choose Writing Program from the drop down menu.  You should see the two options for the graduate and undergraduate websites on the right side of the page.  Now you can see where the title of this blog post comes from!

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There are two sections in the Graduate Writing Center that you may want to bookmark or add to your favorites:

  1. Need some help “distilling” the APA Publication Manual? Check out the  APA Style and Formating interactive module.
  2. Need some help with an annotated outline, writing in the third person, or writing a course paper?  You can find handouts covering this and a lot of other helpful information on the Graduate Writing Center’s Handouts & Modules page.

Still have questions?  You can contact the Writing Center at: WritingCenter@capella.edu.

– Kim

(Update of a 2008 post by Robin Veal)

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March 4th, 2014

Library FAQs: Find Answers to Your Library Questions

Do you have questions about the library? Perhaps you are looking for books, dissertations or peer reviewed articles and need assistance getting started.  Visit the new Library FAQs site to find quick answers to frequently asked questions.  Library FAQs contains over 200 questions and answers to help you get the most out of your library experience.

The site offers both search and browse options.  You can enter a keyword or an entire question into the search box. Select from 37 custom topics in the “View All Topics” box, which appears just under the search box. The “Most Popular Answers” are listed in the center section of the home page and ranked by number of views.

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Library FAQs are accessible from the library home page and the library help page.

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For answers to these questions and others, visit Library FAQs today.

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-Kristin

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March 1st, 2014

Lunch and Learn Webinars: March 6th and 7th

The library is trying something new.  We are offering our two popular webinars over the lunch hour, 12: 00 pm CST ( 10:00 am PST/11:00 am MST/ 1:00 pm EST).  Join us and learn while you lunch!

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Library:  Thursday, March 6th, 2014:

Do you need to find articles for your coursework or dissertation?  Are you new to the Capella Library?  If you want to become a more efficient researcher in the library databases,  then join us for this webinar, whether your articles need to be peer reviewed or not.

RefWorks: Friday, March 7th, 2014:

How do you keep track of the research articles you’ve found?  RefWorks is a great tool that’s free to you as a Capella learner.  In this webinar, you will learn how to collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources using RefWorks.  If you haven’t been using this handy tool to take control of your research process, sign up for a RefWorks webinar today!

If the timing of these webinars doesn’t work out for you, you have a few other options for getting the same information:

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