Archive for August, 2009

Nesting Your Search Terms

Nesting. Nope, not the kind that birds make. The nesting I’m talking about is used to control how the database treats your search terms when you’re building your search in a database or online. By now you have probably heard of the Boolean Operators: AND, OR, and NOT. These connectors are used between your keywords […]

More New Ebrary Features

I blogged last week about how Ebrary now allows direct exporting to RefWorks. Well they’ve been busy adding even more new features. You’re no longer required to download the Ebrary Reader to utilize the InfoTools functions. So perhaps if you’ve had trouble in the past using ebrary on a computer where you don’t have administrative […]

Have a RefWorks Account? Want to RefShare?

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to store, organize and create bibliographies from the articles you have located in the Capella Library and other resources. If you are not using it now and want to find out more, check out the RefWorks Basic Features guide to find out to sign up for […]

Wikipedia & The Problem of Open Editing

Wikipedia has recently announced that they will be using expert editors on entries for living people. The general public will no longer be able to change an entry and see it posted immediately. From now on, an expert editor will have to approve the changes before they go live. This is designed to avoid some […]

Ebrary & RefWorks Together at Last!

Great news! You can now export Ebrary ebooks to your RefWorks account. If you haven’t already heard us rave about RefWorks, then be sure to check out our blog posts about RefWorks. Below are the instructions for first enabling RefWorks function in ebrary, followed by the export directions for a single ebook or for exporting […]

Keeping up with the Journals

There are two ways to use the journals in your discipline: search them for articles on a topic or browse them to see what’s in recent issues. As learners working on assignments, you’re probably searching pretty frequently. But do you spend any time just browsing? Browsing is useful in many ways. Regularly browsing recent journals […]

New PsycBOOK Titles – June/July 2009

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in June and July 2009. Of the titles added, 3 were APA books and 37 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. Courtroom modifications for child witnesses: Law and science in forensic evaluations, […]

Top Ten Reasons to Call or Email a Capella Librarian

An anecdotal list in no particular order. 1. You have been searching for 20 minutes to 1 hour with no success (don’t wait hours or days to get help). 2. You want to learn how to use RefWorks to store and organize your Library Research. 3. You are starting your Dissertataion Literature Review and want […]

What About the Scholarly Rejects?

As you may already know, scholarly articles are typically found in peer reviewed journals. That means only those articles that gain approval from the reviewers are actually published. That leaves a lot of rejected articles. So what happens to them? Some are reworked and resubmitted elsewhere, and others just disappear. But so many articles are […]