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My Troubles with Google Scholar

I’ll admit it – I’m a total Google Scholar addict. I can’t tell you how often I open up that search page and type in a title or topic. It’s really useful, especially when I get a call from a learner who has only half a citation. But Google Scholar isn’t without its problem. Professor [...]

Where is the Full-Text in ERIC?

We get many calls and emails from frustrated users who do a search in ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) and don’t see the PDF Full Text link which indicates the article is available. ERIC is a little different than our other databases so the the “trick” is to remember when you are searching ERIC if [...]

New PsycBOOKS Titles – Oct 2009

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in October 2009. Of the titles added, 3 were APA books and 20 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. Addictive behaviors: New readings on etiology, prevention, and treatment, ©2009, by Marlatt, G. [...]

CQ Researcher Database – New Guide Available

There’s a new guide available for learning more about and using CQ Researcher database. You can find it by going to the Library Homepage and following this path: Click Articles, Books and More (your one-stop-shop for all of the Capella subscribed databases) Scroll down the alphabetical list of databases until you see CQ Researcher. Underneath [...]

New PsycBOOKS Titles – Sept. 2009

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in September 2009. Of the titles added, 3 were APA books and 20 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Books 1. How caregiving affects development: Psychological implications for child, adolescent, and adult caregivers, ©2009, [...]

BEWARE! APA 6th Edition Mistakes!

If you were on the ball and picked up the new APA 6th edition manual the moment you could, you’ll need to make some updates to it. The first printing of the 6th edition has several examples with wrong information. If you like to model your papers on the sample paper in the manual, you’ll [...]

President Obama Declares…

October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Click here to view the official proclamation: The ability to find, evaluate and effectively use information for a designated purpose is essential not only to every learner, but to every American. “Hone” your information literacy skills this month by checking out just one of the many guides or [...]

New PsycBOOK Titles – August 2009

PsycBOOKS added the following titles to its coverage list in August 2009. Of the titles added, 4 were APA books and 20 were designated classic books. Classic books are landmark titles in psychology and are selected by APA experts. APA Book 1. Clinical health psychology in medical settings: A practitioner’s guidebook (2nd ed.), © 2009, [...]

Help Finding Statistics in Education

I don’t know about you but databases and Web sites that store statistics always intimidate me. One of the best sources of education statistics is the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) which is frequently updated by the US Dept of Education and Institute of Education Sciences. I recently found a tool on this site, [...]

If You Can Read This, You Can Celebrate International Literacy Day!

Today has been named International Literacy Day by UNESCO. As lifelong learners, you already know that literacy is central to meeting your goals. And what is literacy without Information Literacy? Librarians use the term Information Literacy to refer to the basket of skills that allow you to find, evaluate, use, and cite information. Reading alone [...]