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July 22nd, 2013

Changes to Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School Publishing has decided to convert the most popular Harvard Business Review articles to read-only status by disabling the use of the Tools feature in Business Source Complete.  Printing, emailing, saving, citing, and exporting capabilities will no longer be available for 500 of the 12,000+ Harvard Business Review articles.  The records for all read-only articles will be marked accordingly within the database.

The change to read-only status is scheduled for August 1. Anyone interested in maintaining the ability to print and save articles has the option to purchase a personal Harvard Business Review subscription for $89.

-Kristin

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July 1st, 2013

Spotlight: New Databases

Our library has recently added a number of new databases! Have you had a chance to check them out yet? Get a jump-start on the new quarter by looking through the Database Guides for the new databases:

  • CINAHL Complete (Updated from CINAHL with Full Text): A nursing and allied health database containing more than 1,300 full text journals. Topics covered include nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines.
  • IBISWorld: Contains 700 industry reports between 35 and 50 pages. Each report covers the competitive landscape, industry outlook, products and markets, operating conditions, key statistics, industry performance, and more. IBISWorld can only be used for academic purposes.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text: With a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, this database includes more than 130 full text journals and over 170 books.
  • PsycTESTS (NOTE: Link goes to Library Announcement; Database Guide forthcoming): A repository of tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments. Records include descriptive information, development and administrative documentation, and, in many cases, a copy of the instrument with permission for immediate use.
  • SAGE Research Methods: With a focus on research methods this collection contains over 175,000 pages of books, journal articles, and reference materials in additional to a growing collection of videos. Explore methods concepts to design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method.

You can also browse through the complete list of our Database Guides. For a complete list of our library databases, see the Databases A-Z list.

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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June 10th, 2013

Spotlight: Find Missing Citation Information

The end is near! For most of you this is the last week of the quarter. While you have hopefully already seen these guides, these guides are for projects that you may have been working on all or part of the quarter that are due during the last week. Below the assignment guides, we will feature guides that may help as you are wrapping up your final week.

As you’re finishing up your final assignments, have you come across any references that are missing information, and you’re not sure where to find it? The Searching by Author Library Guide gives tips on how to search with a partial citation, so that you can find the information you’re missing.

Need to create a PowerPoint presentation for your final assignment? Look through the PowerPoint Presentation Library Guide for tips on creating presentations.

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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May 29th, 2013

Academic Publishing Opportunities

As you progress in your research at Capella, you may begin to consider publishing your work. The Graduate Writing Center has an Academic Publishing Page with tips and information on the process of writing and submitting an article for publication.

Choosing the Right Journal is an important part of the publishing process.  Here are two resources that will help you make an informed decision on where to submit your hard work:

  • In our library: Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities.  This directory of journals and publications can help you find the right journal in the fields of Business, Education, Psychology, Computer Science, and Health.
  • On the web: Scholarly Open Access: Critical Analysis.  This blog evaluates many open-access journals and publishers who may exhibit predatory or otherwise questionable practices.  If the publication offer you get seems too good to be true, be sure to ask a lot of questions and check the answers you receive against other sources.

- Sam

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May 28th, 2013

Spotlight: Legal Research

Thanks for checking out our blog! This week, we will start with a list of guides that have been created for week eight assignments, then we will be featuring guides on how to do legal research using our library.

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Need to do legal research or find information on laws? Use the guides below for tips:

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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May 22nd, 2013

New Research Methods Database

Do you need to conduct primary research using a specific methodology?  Do you need to know which methodology is best for the type of information you want to gather? 

The library is please to let you know that we recently added the Sage Research Methods (SRM) database.

Sage Research Methods

SRM is a tool designed specifically to help students and faculty with their research projects. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods, or identify a new method. Since SRM focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With the addition of SRM, we now have a multiple-user copy of one of our most highly sought-after resources!

Phenomenological Research Methods by Clark Moustakas is one of our most-requested Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books of all time.  It’s also a required textbook for many methodology courses.  And it’s a very popular text for learners taking their comprehensive exams.

To find Phenomenological Research Methods in the library, click on the Books tab and enter the title of the book.  You should get one result.  To get to the book itself, click on the link for the database, SAGE Research Methods Online.

Link to book in Journal and Book Locator

For additional instructions on how to use Journal and Book Locator to find books, take a look at our Journal and Book Locator Guide.

Still have questions about finding articles by methodology?  Other great resources in the library include our Search by Methodology guide and our Ebook List on Methodologies.

- Sam

 

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May 20th, 2013

Spotlight: Finding Statistics

Looking for specific data? We have a great guide that contains tips on finding data sets and statistics. Check out our list of assignment guides first to see if any of your assignments this week has a guide, then use the link below to go to our Statistics and Government Resources Library Guide.

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Do you need to find data or statistics? While we do not have data sets in our library, the Statistics and Government Resources Library Guide gives suggestions and links for where to find statistics available on the internet. Browse through this guide to see if there is a web site that might have the information you are looking for.

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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May 14th, 2013

Spotlight: Find Articles Using the Articles You Already Have

Have you ever found a great article, and want to know how to find similar articles? This week we will feature Library Guides with tips on finding articles using the articles you already have, along with the guides that have been created specifically for assignments during week six. First, see if your course has a guide:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Use these guides for tips on how to find additional articles using the articles you already have:

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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May 12th, 2013

Learning Assistance Center Webinar: Use Tutoring to Improve Your Writing and More

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Smarthinking: Use Tutoring to Improve Your Writing and More, Thursday, May 16,  1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT

Our friends in the Learning Assistance Center will be teaching this webinar about Smarthinking.   Smarthinking is a free academic tutoring service available to all Capella learners.

By attending this webinar, you can learn how to create your account, how to submit your writing for feedback,  and what to do with your feedback.  You can also learn how to use Smarthinking for tutoring in other subjects and topics, including APA formatting style, reading, computers and technology, and statistics.

If this webinar time doesn’t work for you, you can find information about Smarthinking by going to the Academic Tutoring page in iGuide.

Please note:  Smarthinking is not part of the library, and we are not able to answer questions about how to use it.  Please use the above-mentioned resources.

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April 29th, 2013

Spotlight: Evaluating Internet Sources

Searching for information on the Internet? This week we will be highlighting Library Guides that can assist in evaluating information you find online. First, look through this list to see if you have an assignment this week that has a guide, then check the guides below for Internet tips:

Don’t see your course listed here? Some guides have been created for entire courses rather than specific assignments. Check out our full list of assignment guides to see if your course has a guide.

Using Internet sources? While many instructors may require peer-reviewed sources only, if you need to find web sites or other information from the Internet, use these guides to help search the Internet and determine credible sources:

There is a new Spotlight posted every week. To see previous posts in this series, click the Spotlight tag:

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-Chelsea

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