April 28th, 2009

Finding Books in and Outside the Capella Library

ebooksI 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 a print copies of books. However just think of the advantages: they are available immediately so you don’t have to check them out and they can be searched by keywords.

If you want to search for books outside the Capella Library the librarians recommend a couple of different tools. Both WorldCat and Google Books can be searched by subject for books outside of the Capella Library on a particular topic. Google Books frequently provides a Table of Contents and sometimes a limited preview of the book.

You can request books not in the Capella Library through Interlibrary Loan. They will be mailed to you and you will get a prepaid mailer to send them back. You can also request specific chapters in book and they will be electronically scanned and sent you you via email.

Have other questions? Check out this guide from the Library’s Guides & Tutorials page How Do I Find Books and Ebooks? or Ask a Librarian.



Comment from Nick
Time March 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I think ebooks become more and more popular than print copies of books, because you can access to them in internet and one doesn’t need to wait for them.

Comment from DETRA BISHOP
Time August 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

I am lookig for an e-book:

Cohen. A. (1998). The shaping of American higher education: Emergence and growth of the contemporary system. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9780787998264.

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