January 23rd, 2013

Does Capella Library Have It? Finding Full Text

There are times when you may find a reference citation for a journal article or book that you would like to read for yourself–such as from a reference list, your courseroom, or an internet search–but how do you find out if it’s available from the Capella Library? If you have the full citation, including the journal name (e.g., Gender in Management, Mental Health Review Journal, etc.) or the book title, then the Journal and Book tabs on the library home page are the best way to find out.

See our Journal and Book Locator guide for full directions.

If all you have is an article title, then you can try searching it in Summon, using the search box on the library home page. It helps to search shorter or more generic article titles by putting them in quotation marks:

Example: “Stress, aging, and mental health”

Summon article title search

If you can’t find your article or book in the library after checking Journal and Book Locator and/or Summon, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Please read the ILL policy before requesting an item.



Comment from Daniel Holmes
Time April 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Is there any chance you could possibly modify the auto-generated e-mail learners receive after a request to include a few details about the requested article or book? I often have multiple requests open and it certainly would be an improvement if I could review the e-mails and determine specifically which requests are still outstanding in terms of which articles I have not yet received. Thanks.

Comment from kstaley
Time May 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Hi Daniel,

We only recently implemented the automatic email confirmation and the primary goal of that is to help you understand how your material will be delivered. For that reason, we wanted to keep the email as short as possible so people will be more apt to read it. However, the confirmation page that you should see immediately after you submit your request includes all of the request information. I encourage you to print or save this page to help you keep track of requests you’ve submitted.

Finally, if you need a list of everything you’ve submitted to date to help you keep track of past requests, you can email interlibraryloan@capella.edu and our Interlibrary Loan Assistant can manually assemble a list and send it to you.

Kim Staley
Instruction Librarian

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