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November 28th, 2016

Spotlight: Legal Research

Thanks for checking out our blog! This week, we will start with a list of guides that have been created for week eight assignments, then we will be featuring guides on how to do legal research using our library.

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.

Need to do legal research or find information on laws? Use 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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October 31st, 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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October 24th, 2016

Google Advanced Power Searching

Interested in improving your Google search skills? Check out Google’s Advanced Power Searching Course. These courses provide tips and tricks that will help you become more effective at searching.

  • Skills: This page allows you to select specific Google search tactics and research strategies that you would like to learn.
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October 24th, 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:

Spotlight Tag

-Chelsea

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October 17th, 2016

Google Power Searching

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of results you get when searching Google?  You may find Google’s self-paced Power Searching Course helpful. These courses offer tips and techniques that will help you navigate the overwhelming number of results you get when searching and help you narrow in on the information that is relevant to your search.

Enjoy!

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October 17th, 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:

Spotlight Tag

-Chelsea

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October 10th, 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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October 3rd, 2016

Gray Matter

Interested in reading more articles related to science and society? Check out Gray Matter column in the Opinion Pages of the New York Times.  This column addresses issues that are relevant to current events, science, and culture!

http://www.nytimes.com/column/gray-matter

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October 3rd, 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:

Spotlight Tag

-Chelsea

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September 26th, 2016

Hidden Brain: A Conversation about Life’s Unseen Patterns

Ever wonder about the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior? Check out Hidden Brain: A Conversation about Life’s Unseen Patterns on NPR. The Hidden Brain podcast is a project developed by Shankar Vedantam to help people understand the world by combining science and storytelling.

Enjoy!

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