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 encyclopedias on a wide range of topics. Here are a few examples:
The Mafia Encyclopedia (Okay, they’re not all this much fun!)
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior
Dictionary of Information Security
Dictionary of Legal Terms: A Simplified Guide to the Language
Historical Dictionary of American Education
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science
Dictionary of Marketing Terms
Encyclopedia of American Prisons
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education
Encyclopedia of Adult Development
And many, many more . . . .
If you find a reference book (or any book) in ebrary or NetLibrary that you want to use in the future, you can create a personal account and save the book to your bookshelf or favorites. Now you can build your own reference shelf.