June 26th, 2010

Comprehensive Exams – Coming Up Soon?

The Library has created a new guide to resources in the Library that can help you during your Comprehensive exam. Here are some highlights of the guide:

  • Before You Get the Exam
  • Resources to Help You Understand Your Question
  • Methodology Resources
  • Search Tips
    • Forming and Refining a Search Strategy
    • Evaluating Resources
  • Access to Resources Outside the Library

Did you know you CAN contact a librarian for assistance with search strategies to find resources to answer your exam questions? Yes you can!

So check out this new guide and Best of Luck with your exam!



Comment from Willie King
Time January 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

This information is not passed on to the learners, I just received my Comps Exam and was instructed to go to the local library. This I find very time consuming when it is easier to locate a ebook on the Webnar.

Comment from kstaley
Time January 20, 2012 at 7:54 am

Willie, I’m sorry to hear that you were directed to your local library. Perhaps that suggestion was offered as a way for you to find additional materials. As a Capella learner you are certainly welcome to use the Capella Library any time, and as our Comprehensives Exam guide says, you are allowed to contact Capella librarians to get assistance with searching for specific materials. Please contact the library if you need assistance.

Comment from Regina Marsters
Time April 11, 2013 at 10:04 am


I thought we could NOT contact even the library during our exam period.

Are you saying prior to getting the exam to contact the library or during the exam period?

Thanks, gina

Comment from kstaley
Time April 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Dear Gina,

Thanks for asking. That’s a great question! You may contact us at any point before or during your your comps exam. We can’t interpret or answer your comps questions for you, of course, but we are allowed to help you with search strategies if you can tell us exactly what kind of information you need. The guide mentioned in the post is a great way to help you get prepared: Comprehensive Exams: Library Strategies

Good luck!

Kim Staley
Instruction Librarian

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