Archive for December, 2008

Holiday Hours Reminder & New Year Resolutions

Quick reminder: Reference services will be closed from 12/24/08 through 1/4/2009. Of course all of the Capella Library databases, guides, and other resources will remain online and available for you to use as you need, but the Librarians will be unavailable by phone and email. Try our Guides & Tutorials for quick help with frequently [...]

New Books added to Library

The library recently added a number of books to its Gale Virtual Reference Library database. One book that has a little something for everyone is Social Change in America: The Historical Handbook. As the description states, “Topics covered in Social Change in America include family life; work and employment; housing; wealth and poverty; education; health; [...]

Headed for the Anaheim Colloquium?

Have you been struggling with or perhaps avoiding using the Capella Library? Have you been using the Library and feel proficent, but will be beginning your comprehensive exams or dissertation and would like to bring your library skills to the “next level”? If you are attending the Anaheim Colloquium, beginning next week, consider attending one [...]

New Resource from the Online Writing Center!

I just finished reviewing the new animated tutorial from Capella’s Online Writing Center , Writing a Literature Review . This resource was created by the fabulous Capella Writing Center Faculty (you may have met some of them at Colloquium or taken one of their courses). It takes you step by step through the process of [...]

Library Face Lift

In response to learner suggestions, we’ve made some website changes. All of your favorite tools are still there! We’ve just updated our look and organization, so that your research process is more efficient. Improvements: Breaking up that big long list of databases by school should offer much faster search options. Let us know what you [...]

BEWARE GROUP THINK

A recent article by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow from the Boston Globe, “Group Think”, discusses the potential pitfalls of online research. While the good side of online research is that it allows searchers to access all kinds of useful material that may have been hard to find previously, the problem is that many people only review and [...]

Finding eBooks Just Got eEasier!

Journal Locator has changed! But for the better. We recently added new searching functionality to the Journal Locator tool. In the past Journal Locator was used just to search for journal titles whenever you have a citation or reference to a specific article. Well now you can use the newly named Journal and Book Locator [...]