Archive for April, 2008

News on academic libraries

For those of you who just can’t get enough about libraries here is something more for your reading pleasure…. The Guardian newspaper in the UK recently published a special section on Academic Libraries. “The Google Generation Report… found young people lacking in critical and analytical skills. Libraries are well placed to serve their needs as […]

Searching for Specific Methodologies

While at the Atlanta colloquium, I was asked the same question over and over: How do I find a research article that uses a specific methodology? There are many types of methodology terms you may run into: qualitative, quantitative, case study, mixed method, phenomenological, action research, content analysis, etc. The list goes on and on, […]

Greetings from Salt Lake City!

My colleague Erika and I have been out of the office for the past couple days presenting at the Off-Campus Library Services Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Since I am based in Minneapolis I was looking forward to some warmer weather, but unfortunately it has been overcast and rainy. However the beautiful mountains around […]

Library a-Go-Go: Any learners in San Francisco?

I just read about a program to bring the Library via “vending machine” to commuter stops in San Francisco. “The Contra Costa County Library is proud to be the first in the nation to offer the public book lending machines under a new program called Library-a-Go-Go.” “A new program called Library-a-Go-Go, along with the Contra […]

ProQuest databases may be down Saturday night (April 26)

A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place to install three new platform enhancements. The window will begin Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 10:00 EDT. Some ProQuest products will not be available during this maintenance window. -KateP

New Guides

We have added new guides to our Guides & Tutorials page. Enjoy! New Guides: Search by Methodology: Case Study (PDF) Finding Related Articles (Based on the Articles You Already Have) (PDF) Updated Guides: We have added ebooks on research methodologies to Search by Methodology: Qualitative, Quantitative (PDF) Do you have a suggestion for a guide […]

Your Librarians: Answering Questions at Home and in Atlanta

Today is both the first day of the Atlanta Colloquium and the last day of National Library Week. One of the things we Capella Librarians do is answer reference questions. We only get to answer those questions face-to-face here at colloquia. In celebration of National Library Week, the American Libraries Association has put up a […]

New PsycBOOK Titles – March 2008

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in March 2008. Of the titles added, 2 were APA books and 6 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books A history of psychology in autobiography, Vol. IX, © 2007, by Lindzey, Gardner (Ed); […]

Find the Latest Campaign 2008 News

Back in February, Kate posted some useful links to election resources on the web. Here’s another great resource from the Lexis Nexis database in our library. They have a special Campaign 2008 search, which will let you quickly search for news articles, blogs and transcripts relating to the current campaign season. Find out what the […]

Journals in your email?!?

Did you know that you can get the latest issue of a journal or magazine (i.e. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Business Week, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, etc.) sent right to your email inbox? Set up a Journal Alert or Table of Contents Alert using the Library databases. The email will contain a list of […]