Archive for May, 2008

Using Libraries in Your Area

I often get questions from learners asking what libraries they can use in their area. Like your courses, the Library for Capella learners is online and we do our best to have all the resources to support your research needs. Getting used to using an online library (like taking a online course) may take some […]

Confused about Citing Electronic Resources in APA?

If you are, you’re not alone. Electronic resources change every day, and it’s very difficult for a citation style to keep up. There are library databases, online journals, PDFs, HTML pages, power points, blogs, websites, newsgroups, books, podcasts, etc. That means that there may not be an “official” example of what you want to cite. […]

New PsycBOOK Titles – Apr 2008

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in April 2008. Of the titles added, 3 were APA books and 4 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books The meaning of others: Narrative studies of relationships, © 2007, by Josselson, Ruthellen (Ed); […]

New Mixed Methods Journal in the Library

The Capella Library has just added the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. It contains scholarly articles about the use of mixed methodology in research, and includes reviews of books on methodology. If you are using mixed methods for your dissertation, this is a great resource for you. To access this journal you’ll want to use […]

What are peer-reviewed articles?…and other new guides

We have added new guides to the Library’s Guides & Tutorials page What are Peer-reviewed Articles & How do I Find Them? (Flash with audio) a link to…Reading Strategies This resource is designed to help you build skills and strategies to make your reading as efficient as possible. Course-specific Guides Course-specific research guides are tailored […]

Embarrassing Cases of Plagiarism

Think plagiarizing can be considered an innocent mistake? These stories may cause you to think again about copying and pasting that bit from an article or website. Plagiarizing can carry extreme repercussions both on the job and concerning a degree in progress or already granted. Plagiarism is rarely considered an innocent mistake, especially in academia […]

New book from SOBT faculty

Dr. Naomi Stanford, who teaches in SOBT, has had a new book published recently: Standford, N. (2007). The Economist Guide to Organisation Design. Profile Books. This is her second book. Her first one was published in 2005: Organization Design: the Collaborative Approach. -KateP

How is Searching the Library like Shopping?

Good question, isn’t it? We (Erin & Sommer) attended the LOEX conference last weekend in rainy Oak Brook, Illinois. The main focus of this conference is information literacy and library instruction. Basically, a bunch of librarians got together to talk about how best to turn mere mortals into super searchers. Why would we do this? […]

Q: What’s your topic?

A: We get many phone calls and emails from learners who are having trouble looking for articles but after a few questions we realize the trouble often lies with the topic. When your topic is too broad or too narrow it can make finding articles difficult. For a few tips on Defining and Narrowing a […]

Totally Del.i.cious

I’ve been playing around with a new Del.i.cious account for Mental Health Counseling this week. As you know, not all websites are created equal – particularly when you are looking for credible information, so it’s nice to have a place to store the best sites I find. The librarians are thinking social bookmarking Web 2.0 […]