Archive for February, 2009

Requesting Capella Dissertations

In the past few months we have seen an increased demand from other libraries for dissertations written by Capella learners. This means that our learners are producing high quality relevant research. Keep up the good work! How can a learner, faculty member, or librarian at another university acquire a copy of a Capella dissertation? All [...]

Titles Driving You to Abstraction?

Article titles are very tempting things. You run a library search, get this list of titles, and want to immediately click the full text link when you see a title that looks good. RESIST THAT TEMPTATION! Article titles may not give you all the information you need to make a decision about an article. With [...]

Mind-reading and the Library Search

Most searchers have experienced the following at least once: You go into the library You pick a database You search for your topic But nothing comes up. Why does that happen? Most of the time it’s because the keywords you have chosen don’t match exactly with the keywords the authors have used in their articles. [...]

New PsycBOOK titles – Jan 2009

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in January 2009. Of the titles added, 3 were an APA book and 15 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. Gender and occupational outcomes: Longitudinal assessments of individual, social, and cultural influences, [...]