Archive for February, 2010

Need Information on Education Systems in Other Countries?

The Capella Library has recently acquired The World Education Encyclopedia which can be found in the Gale Virtual Reference database. Here is the description of this resource from the publisher: This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This [...]

New PsycBOOKS Titles! – January 2010

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in January 2010. Of the titles added, 4 were APA books and 20 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. The development of giftedness and talent across the life span, © 2009, by [...]

Annotations Everywhere!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about annotated outlines and annotated bibliographies. Both are ways to make familiar tools much more robust. Basically, an annotation is a bit of extra information added on. They are most often short paragraphs that provide context and explanation. While you may grumble at the extra work, annotated [...]

Google Scholar Now Offers Legal Research Option

Legal research is always challenging, but Google Scholar is now providing an option that allows you to do some legal research which might make it a little easier. Sometimes the toughest part of conducting legal research is trying to find a legal case on a specific topic. It’s difficult to search the millions of state [...]

New Technology Reference Books

We’ve recently added some subject specific encyclopedias to our Gale Virtual Reference Library database. Subject encyclopedias are a great place to go for an overview of a topic and learn the fundamentals and basics. They’re an excellent place to start your research, as they provide a wealth of background information that will help guide your [...]

Library Tutorial Wins National Recognition!

The recently created Capella University Library Tutorial Finding Resources for Your Dissertation Literature Review: Leaving No Stone Unturned has been recognized by the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) as an example of exemplary online instruction materials. Whether you are working on your dissertation or a [...]