Archive for November, 2008

Is Your Search Making You Feel Ill?

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article about a recent research study by Microsoft on the prevalence of Cyberchondria. That’s when searching the internet for your symptoms leads you to believe you’ve got a terrible medical condition. As the article notes: They found that Web searches for things like headache and chest pain were […]

Finding Articles in Harvard Business Review

Finding articles from Harvard Business Review using Journal Locator is not the same as for other journals. We are currently working on including updated directions on how to navigate to a specific article in Harvard Business Review. But in the meantime, below are the steps you can follow to navigate to specific articles using the […]

Your Learning Style and Library Research

Your particular learning style not only affects your experience inside a courseroom or your study habits, it also has an impact on library research. We librarians like to say there’s no perfect search, but there’s also no perfect way to go about a search. You have to find the techniques and strategies that work best […]

Evaluating Articles – You Already Know How to Do This!

Evaluating what you read is an important skill you have to demonstrate as a learner. In some courses you may even have to turn in an evaluation of an article as a course assignment. Are you worried about what you’re expected to say? Feel you’ve never evaluated an article before? It’s not that hard. In […]

New PsycBOOK titles – Sept/Oct 2008

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in September and October 2008. Of the titles added, 4 were an APA book and 22 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (2nd […]

APA Citations in an Electronic World

If you are trying to cite electronic resources based on what you find in the APA Manual, you may have had your share of frustration. The internet has changed so quickly, and the Manual hasn’t been able to keep up with all of the online possibilities. Even with the addition of the APA Style Guide […]

Finding Statistics Online

Numbers are powerful things. A simple statistic can help frame your argument or make an important point. They can be a great addition to a paper or discussion post, but they are often difficult to find online. Sure, you can find lots of numbers out there, but how often do you see the exact number […]

Library Help for Tough Interviews

Looking for a new job? Wondering how you can stand out in an interview? One thing you can easily do to impress an interviewer is to show what you know about a company. And the library can help you do that. The Capella Library has several databases designed for researching specific companies, including LexisNexis and […]