Archive for January, 2008

What’s Your Opinion?

We hope to be able to offer synchronous sessions in 2008 (similar to the Career Center>click on “Sign up to attend an online career seminar”) but on using the library. Please give us your opinion on the following: What topics would be helpful for you? How long should the sessions be? What day of the [...]

New Journals @ the Capella Library!

We have added new journals to the Library collection. Academic Medicine (Ovid) Advances in Developing Human Resources The American Journal of Distance Education Distance Education Educational Psychologist Educational Technology Research and Development Family Relations Human Relations Instructional Science Journal for Specialists in Group Work Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Journal of Applied Sport Psychology Journal [...]

Find Background Information in the Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Capella Library recently added a second reference resource to the Databases A-Z list: the Gale Virtual Reference Library. In Gale you’ll find 14 reference works that you can either search or browse for background information. Here are the new titles: Encyclopedia of World Biography International Directory of Business Biographies Encyclopedia of Business and Finance [...]

Got a Shady Email Forward? Snopes Debunks Internet Myths

While there are innumerable benefits to the Internet, one definite drawback is that it allows people to spread wacky rumors and sensationalist propaganda at light speed. Everybody receives those annoying email forwards, often from a well-meaning relative, where the premise seems, well, a little shady. There are two clues I watch for: 1. The subject [...]

New tool: Library Research Handbook

We have a new tool designed to help you succeed in your academic pursuits. The new Library Research Handbook is an interactive and informative tool designed to help you become a more efficient and effective researcher. By breaking down the scholarly research process with tools such as video clips and learner advice, you can gain [...]

More full text from ScienceDirect

Science Direct-Social and Behavior Sciences database now extends coverage back to 1995 up to today. The Science Direct database has peer-reviewed journals from the publisher Elsevier. One thing to keep in mind is that although we have over 400 journals in full text we do not have access to every article published (unlike some of [...]

The APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources & other APA Resources

As you begin your new quarter you may want to check out the guide Citing Electronic Articles (APA 6th Edition). PLEASE NOTE: This does not replace the APA Publication Manual it is a supplement to the manual, with the newest information on citing electronic resources. One of the newest ways of citing electronic documents (your [...]

New ebooks!

We recently added new books to the ebrary database. Ebrary is listed on the Databases A-Z page. First time users have to download the ebrary reader. • Advances in Social and Organizational Psychology • African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction • Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approach • Contemporary Security Management • Counseling [...]

New PsycBOOK Titles – Winter 2007

PsycBOOKS (on Databases A-Z) added the following titles in November. Of the titles added, 4 were APA books and 10 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books Counseling the procrastinator in academic settings, by Schouwenburg, Henri C.; Lay, Clarry H.; Pychyl, Timothy A.; [...]

Young Adults Using Libraries in Lieu of Google

While many are still flocking to Google to do their research, a new study shows young adults have discovered Google has its shortcomings. Due to copyright restrictions and a plethora of low-quality resources, Google often doesn’t have the final answer. Christopher Dawson, a blogger for ZDNet, cited a new study featured on CNN that found [...]