Archive for March, 2010

“7 Things You Should Know About….”

One of my favorite places to get the “scoop” on a new technology is EDUCAUSE. What is EDUCAUSE? EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) 7 Things You Should Know About… series provides concise information on emerging […]

Swine Flu and Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My!

You may have used the ebook database, ebrary, through our library before. Now, ebrary has released two publicly available databases that will have special interest for learners in the School of Public Service Leadership. The first, the Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Searchable Information Center, includes “hundreds of important government documents related to natural disasters […]

New PsycBOOKS Added – February 2010

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in February 2010. Of the titles added, 2 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. Research with high-risk populations: Balancing science, ethics, and law, © 2009, by Buchanan, […]

DOI or No DOI: What to Do?

The Library gets many questions about APA citation style, especially at the end of the quarter. While the Librarians are not APA experts, we do try to point you to helpful resources. A question we get frequently is: What do I do if I can’t find a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number associated with my […]

RefWorks and Google Toolbar

Many learners (and Capella librarians) choose to use Google as their primary search engine. Google offers a toolbar with lots of useful features, but recently it has come to our attention that the Google toolbar blocks access to RefWorks. As many learners know, RefWorks is a very useful tool that helps store citations and prepare […]

Revising the DSM: Do more entries mean more stigma?

In 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is set to be released. This will be the first new edition of the DSM in more than a decade. Over the last several years, professionals and advocacy groups have argued about the implications of many current DSM diagnoses, as well […]

New, Improved LexisNexis Search

The librarians rarely hear that LexisNexis is a learner’s favorite database. Most of the time learners open LexisNexis and immediately think: Okay, now what the heck to I do? Sometimes I feel the exact same way. But LexisNexis has just updated their search page, and I think they’ve made it a lot easier. Instead of […]

Where did the Full Text go?

If you are a frequent user of PsycINFO you may have noticed a recent change: your searches find fewer full-text articles. Instead there’s a Check Article Linker listed where the old full text link would be. So, what’s going on? The library recently changed our automatic settings in PsycINFO to help learners locate the breadth […]