Archive for April, 2009

New Quarter, New RefWorks Group Code

With the changing of the quarter comes the changing of the RefWorks Group Code. You can always find the current RefWorks Group Code by going to the RefWorks Information Page (go to the Library Homepage and click RefWorks). For security purposes the code changes quarterly. You only need the Group Code if you’re using Write […]

Finding Books in and Outside the Capella Library

I know books aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Capella’s online Library, however the Library does have approximately 90,000 electronic books. You access them much as you do journal articles by doing a topic search in databases such as ebrary and NetLibrary. Ebooks aren’t as familiar to some as […]

APA Rumors – A New Edition?

You may have heard that there’s a new edition of the APA manual in the works – and it now looks like it’s done. Scheduled to hit the shelves on July 1, 2009, the 6th edition will have a few updates. While there are no specifics about what will change, the APA website has released […]

Hidden Windows Frustrating Your Library Experience?

The librarians often get calls about course readings that never open and RefWorks exports that never work. Sometimes this is due to a real technical problem, but very often they are due to a very simple issue: Hidden pop-up windows Course readings open in a new window, which usually pops up right in front of […]

Cited Reference Searching now in ProQuest Databases!

For those of you who have discovered the value of cited reference searching, you can now rejoice in knowing this feature is now available in ProQuest databases. (For those of you unfamiliar with the search techniques of bibliography mining and cited reference searching refer to this Guide.) The following ProQuest databases now include this feature: […]

RefWorks Maintenance Saturday Night

RefWorks will be down late Saturday night through early Sunday morning for some maintenance. The official times are from 10pm Eastern time through 6am. During that time you won’t be able to send citation information into RefWorks. Perhaps you can take the opportunity to make up on some lost sleep before the quarter gets too […]

In Plain English

Twitter, Facebook, RSS, Wiki’s, Blogs, and Podcasts there is so much new technology out there it is hard to keep up. The next time you hear about something new and you think ….what? Check out a Commoncraft Show. These are three to four minutes videos that are both informative and have a humorous touch. The […]

Trouble with Textbooks & Readings?

As with every new quarter, the library’s been getting a lot of questions about accessing textbooks and course readings. Exactly one year ago today we posted to the blog a FAQ about these common questions. The answers are still the same, so if you have a question about what to do about your required readings, […]

The Intricate Dance of Peer Review

As a learner, your main concern is often simply “is this peer reviewed or not.” But there’s a lot more to it than that. Despite being considered the “gold standard” of academic publishing, peer review is a complicated, sometimes messy, process that comes with its own sets of frustrations and drawbacks. Getting scholars all on […]