Archive for 'Beyond Capella Library'

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 [...]

Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week runs from April 8-14, so Happy National Library Week to all our Capella learners! Don’t forget to celebrate the fact that the Capella University Library is here to help you with your research and library-related needs. Here’s a library guide to help you get prepared for the quarter start on Monday, April [...]

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 [...]

Courseroom Linked Readings and eBooks

Winter quarter started Monday and we are getting a lot of questions about finding required course readings and textbooks in the courserooms. You should already have purchased your required textbooks from the bookstore (see the textbook post for more information), but below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about getting [...]

Order Your Textbooks ASAP

The best time to order your textbooks is right after you register for your courses. If you don’t know which books you need, you can find out by going to the bookstore and searching for your course number. If the book is listed as required for your course on the bookstore site, then you must [...]

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 [...]

Free Reports and Books from the National Academies Press

The National Academies Press offers many of its PDF books and all of its PDF reports for free. With reports and books available on health, medicine, engineering and more, you may just find the information you’ve been needing. You can also check out one of the specific academies or institutes to focus on the information [...]

Public Safety Professionals Surveyed 10 years after 9/11

Capella University, in cooperation with several public service associations and the FBI National Academy, recently published a survey they conducted of over 1,000 public service and public safety professionals. The survey found these interesting facts, and so much more: The vast majority of respondents (92%) feel that “the emergency preparedness community has improved.” Most respondents [...]

Free ebooks for a Month

There are a few more days of break before Summer Quarter starts on July 11th. Why not do some reading for fun at the World eBook Fair? Once again, this website is making over 6.5 million ebooks freely available until August 4th, including classics, popular fiction and academic works. Many of them can be downloaded, [...]