Archive for October, 2007

Open Access and your Dissertation

Capella Library has a great resource for finding dissertations: ProQuest’s Dissertations and Theses Full Text database. You can search for dissertations from universities all over the world (Ask a Librarian if you’d like some help doing just that). If you are working toward your PhD, one day your dissertation will be joining the 600,000 dissertations [...]

Ebsco Problems?

You are not alone if you have experienced problems with viewing search results in our EBSCOhost databases. The databases affected are Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, ERIC, Mental Measurements Yearbook, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycINFO and SocINDEX. While we investigate the problem, you may use the Text Only Version. Click this link and find a list [...]

Librarians @ Colloquia

We are busy this month in the Library. A number of us attended the Colloquium in Lansdowne in early October and new a couple other librarians are packing their bags for Orlando next week. At each Colloquia we teach sessions about the Library and scholarly research including the informal brown bag session called Librarian’s Cool [...]

Using ebooks for Background Research

Not sure what a term means, or just want a bit more background on a particular topic? Need a little inspiration for your next paper? Not having luck finding what you need from the Credo Reference database? You do have another option: the Capella ebook databases. Both ebrary and NetLibrary have dozens of dictionaries and [...]

What is Web 2.0 (and why would I care)?

You may have heard the term Web 2.0 — it’s a popular buzzword these days. But what exactly is it? Web 2.0 is a collection of web-based technologies that are used to create a more socially connected and dynamic web. You’ve probably already seen Web 2.0 in action, and just didn’t realize it has a [...]

Asterpix testing

I’m a big fan of fun programs that help people post media pieces in quick and innovative ways. Here is a new video+information mashup tool that I’m testing out to see how it could work for our library media purposes. Quick! Catch the duck with your mouse!!!! Asterpix.com lets you find videos online and add [...]

Sketchcast testing

I created this little quasi-instructional video using Sketchcast.com. This website lets you sketch and narrate simple tutorials that you can easily embed on other websites. In my head: this will allow us to create informal instructional videos sort of like CommonCraft does, only ours will explain library skillz instead of Web2.0 technology. (Ok, so speed [...]