Archive for 'Cool Tools'

Google Advanced Power Searching

Interested in improving your Google search skills? Check out Google’s Advanced Power Searching Course. These courses provide tips and tricks that will help you become more effective at searching. Advanced Power Searching – This page provides an overview of the course as well as links to the individual units. Skills: This page allows you to select specific […]

Google Power Searching

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of results you get when searching Google?  You may find Google’s self-paced Power Searching Course helpful. These courses offer tips and techniques that will help you navigate the overwhelming number of results you get when searching and help you narrow in on the information that is relevant to your search. […]

Managing Your Reference Citations, Part 2: Internet Options

Last week, I wrote about all the cool things you can do with your free RefWorks account through the Capella library. I hope that you had the chance to explore your account and all its functions. Remember: RefWorks allows you to attach PDFs to the citation records that you create. However, if you do have […]

New Google Scholar Interface

Google Scholar recently changed their user interface. This affects both how how you hook the Capella Library up to Google Scholar and how you refine your searches in it. First things, first: The library’s Google Scholar guide has been updated with the new directions to hook it up to the library. If you’ve already connected […]

Citing APA Style

As you finish writing your final papers for the quarter, we in the library would like to remind you to cite your sources properly. Here are some resources that can help. Many of our library databases allow you to get the APA-formatted citation for an article that you can copy and paste into a reference […]

Ebrary Book Database Now Allows Downloads

Recently, the vendor of the ebrary database has made it possible to download its ebooks. You can either download up to 60 pages of the book to a PDF format to keep, or you can download the entire book for a two week check out period. In order to download entire ebrary books, you will […]

Capella eMail and Interlibrary Loan

When you fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form for the library, your articles are sent to you via your Capella email account, so it’s important that you understand how it works. We have received questions from learners who have ordered multiple articles and have seen the first one, but don’t understand where they should […]

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 […]

Professional Growth After Graduation

As a professional it’s a good practice to keep up with the current trends, new developments and research within your field. There are several ways you can maintain and increase your knowledge long after you earn your degree. Joining professional organizations is an excellent strategy. They usually provide periodic newsletters with membership and host conferences […]