Archive for December, 2007

See you in January!

Just as the Capella Library’s Reference and Interlibrary Loan Services are going to take a break from December 22 through January 1, Off the Shelf will also be on hiatus during that time. The librarians won’t be answering phone or email questions, but we will be collecting them. If you have a question that can [...]

Find More Search Results in ProQuest Databases

We’ve recently made a minor modification to several ProQuest databases (ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest Medical Library, and Psychology Journals). In the past when you did a search, these databases limited your keywords to be found in the citation and abstract of the article. Now they will default to search your keywords in the citation [...]

Want to try something new during break? Join a Social Network…

“A mother reads a message from her son in Iraq, a student gets a job with Teach for America, a German rock band receives feedback on a new single, and your niece dumps her boyfriend. What do all of these events have in common? They all took place on a social network.” This article by [...]

Heading for the Anaheim Colloquium?

Will you be in sunny Anaheim over the Holidays? Is one of your goals for this Colloquium to get more library “savvy”? Well let me make some suggestions. If you are Track 1 Learner and this is your first Colloquium attending the Capella University Library’s session “Finding Scholarly Articles & Books” is a good bet. [...]

ProQuest outage Dec. 15, 16

ProQuest®: A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place to install new enhancements. It will begin Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 10:00 EDT. During this time ProQuest databases will be unavailable. One interesting thing to note about this enhancement… “ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Multimedia Support release—ProQuest [...]

Librarian Holiday Hours

FYI: Librarian Reference services (Ask a Librarian) will not be available: Saturday, December 15th, 2007 Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 – Tuesday, January 1st, 2008. Interlibrary Loan will also be unavailable Sunday, Dec. 22nd through Tuesday, January 1st. Interlibrary Loan requests will be processed but there will be no delivery of materials during this time due [...]

Environmental Literacy and Data

I heard a new phrase today-Environmental Literacy. I was listening to a story on National Public Radio about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference that is going on in Bali. I have a friend who gave a presentation there a few days ago so my ears perked up to the story. I [...]

Google Scholar and Full text @ Capella Library

Have you used Google Scholar? Google works with publishers, universities, professional societies and digital repositories to gain access to material traditional search engines do not index including books, articles, pre-prints, technical reports and more. It searches a subset of scholarly literature in all fields thus it should be used as a tool to supplement searching [...]

Cognitive Daily Offers Scholarly Alerts

As the medium of blogging matures and proliferates, we see more blogs with scholarly roots which can help keep researchers up to date in their discipline. Cognitive Daily is one of my favorite sites for daily news about peer reviewed literature in cognitive science and psychology. They have entertaining Friday surveys and thoughtful opinion pieces, [...]