Archive for 'Websites'

Online Writing Centers: iGuide’s “hidden gems”

The library receives many emails about writing and APA format.  While writing assistance is not something the library offers, there are Capella resources that can help:   Capella Undergraduate Writing Center and the Capella Graduate Writing Center. Here’s how to navigate to the Writing Center websites from iGuide:  Mouse over Learning Resources from the top menu bar and then [...]

Spotlight: APA Tips

Thanks for checking out this week’s Spotlight. We’ll start with a list of guides that have been created for this week’s assignments, then feature various guides we have on APA and citing. See the list below for week two assignments that have Library Guides: MBA6004: Research Scavenger Hunt MBA6135: Researching Data Mining & Reporting MPA5002 [...]

New Library Web Site Live on iGuide

The Capella University Library is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. The updated site provides easy access to library resources through a simplified home page. A new tabbed section at the top of the home page enables easy navigation between search functions. Whether you are looking for a specific book by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Computer

Many people know that there are certain shortcuts you can use on your keyboard to make your computing life just a little bit easier, but not everyone knows all of them. Here is a sampling of some of the most commonly needed and/or used. Please note that most of these shortcuts work on PCs by [...]

Market Research Tips: Code Systems

When doing market research in government websites, there are a couple of code systems that you should keep in mind. First, the federal government devised the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system in the 1930’s, which divides industries into 11 major categories. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), also used in Canada and in Mexico, [...]

World eBook Fair: Free eBooks for a Month!

There are a few more days of break before Summer Quarter starts on July 12th. Why not do some reading for fun at the World eBook Fair? There are over 3.5 million ebooks that are freely available until August 4th, including classics, popular fiction and academic works. Of course, many of these books will only [...]