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March 1st, 2014

Lunch and Learn Webinars: March 6th and 7th

The library is trying something new.  We are offering our two popular webinars over the lunch hour, 12: 00 pm CST ( 10:00 am PST/11:00 am MST/ 1:00 pm EST).  Join us and learn while you lunch!

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Library:  Thursday, March 6th, 2014:

Do you need to find articles for your coursework or dissertation?  Are you new to the Capella Library?  If you want to become a more efficient researcher in the library databases,  then join us for this webinar, whether your articles need to be peer reviewed or not.

RefWorks: Friday, March 7th, 2014:

How do you keep track of the research articles you’ve found?  RefWorks is a great tool that’s free to you as a Capella learner.  In this webinar, you will learn how to collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources using RefWorks.  If you haven’t been using this handy tool to take control of your research process, sign up for a RefWorks webinar today!

If the timing of these webinars doesn’t work out for you, you have a few other options for getting the same information:

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January 11th, 2014

Get Your Library Research Organized with RefWorks: January 16th Webinar

RefWorks:  Saturday, January 16th, 2014, 7:00 AM  Central  RefWorks_Logo_new

 

How do you keep track of the research articles you’ve found?  RefWorks is a great tool that’s free to you as a Capella learner.  In this webinar, you will learn how to collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources using RefWorks.  If you haven’t been using this handy tool to take control of your research process, sign up for a RefWorks webinar today!

If you can’t make this webinar, you can watch a recording of an earlier webinar, or go to the RefWorks information page  for links to helpful guides and video tutorials to help you get started.

If you still have questions, contact the library.

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January 8th, 2014

Finding Peer Reviewed Articles in the Library: January 11th Webinar

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Library:  Saturday, January 11th, 2014, 10:00 AM  Central

Do you need to find articles for your coursework or dissertation?  Are you new to the Capella Library?  If you want to have an easier time of searching the library databases for finding articles, whether they need to be peer-reviewed or not,  then join us for this webinar and learn how to search the library databases more effectively.

If the timing of this webinar doesn’t work out for you, you can watch a recording of an earlier webinar or check out our Library Guides.  These guides and tutorials are available 24/7 and can help you with everything from library searching basics  to finding peer-reviewed articles.

If you still have questions, contact the library.

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November 27th, 2013

December Webinars: Learn How to Find Articles and Use RefWorks

Image of Search buttonFinding Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Library:  Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 10:00 AM  CDT

Do you need to find articles for your coursework or dissertation?  Whether they need to be peer-reviewed or not, if you ever get frustrated that you sometimes get too many or too few results or results that don’t seem on-topic, then join us for this webinar and learn how to search the library databases more effectively.

If the timing of this webinar doesn’t work out for you, see our Library Guides.  We have guides and tutorials that are available 24/7 that can help you with everything from library searching basics  to finding peer-reviewed articles.

RefWorks:  Saturday, December 7th, 2013, 10:00 AM  CDT  RefWorks_Logo_new

Now that you’ve learned how to find articles in the library,  how do you keep track of what you’ve found?  Learn how to collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources using RefWorks.  If you haven’t been using this handy tool to take control of your research process, sign up for a RefWorks webinar today!

If you can’t make this webinar, our RefWorks information page  links to helpful guides, video tutorials and a recording of an earlier webinar to help you get started.

If you still have questions, contact the library.

-Kim

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October 1st, 2013

ERIC Database Affected by Government Shutdown

Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host the ERIC database at eric.ed.gov have been shut down. 

Because we access ERIC through the EBSCOhost platform, we are able to search the database and access some full text content. However, any links that read “Full Text from ERIC” will be broken, because those records link out to the government site referenced above. The screenshot below shows a sample record containing a broken link.

ERIC Full Text2

When attempting to access “Full Text from ERIC” content, you will receive the message below.

 ERIC SHUTDOWN2

Access to ERIC will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.

-Kristin

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September 3rd, 2013

Upcoming Webinars: Finding Peer Reviewed Articles and RefWorks

Ebsco_search-buttonFinding Peer-Reviewed Articles in the Library:  Saturday, September 7th, 2013, 10:00 AM  CDT

Do you need to find articles for your coursework or dissertation?  Whether they need to be peer-reviewed or not, if you ever get frustrated that you sometimes get too many or too few results or results that don’t seem on-topic, then join us for this webinar and learn how to search the library databases more effectively.

If the timing of this webinar doesn’t work out for you, see our Library Guides.  We have guides and tutorials that are available 24/7 that can help you with everything from library searching basics, to finding an article for a discussion post,  to finding peer-reviewed articles.

RefWorks:  Thursday, July 12th, 2013, 10:00 AM  CDTRefWorks_Logo_new

Now that you’ve learned how to find articles in the library,  how do you keep track of what you’ve found?  Learn how to collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources using RefWorks.  If you haven’t been using this handy tool to take control of your research process, sign up for a RefWorks webinar today!

If you can’t make this webinar, our RefWorks information page  links to helpful guides, video tutorials and a recording of an earlier webinar to help you get started.

If you still have questions, contact the library.

-Kim

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August 28th, 2013

APA Citing and Formatting

APA-Style_logoAs we approach the end of the quarter, many of you are working on your final papers, so we’d like to remind you to be sure that you include all the references for the sources you cite. Yes, you’ve heard it before, but failure to accurately cite your your sources is considered academic dishonesty.

To avoid accidental plagiarism, it’s helpful to keep track of which resources you’re using as you read them and take notes. You can find out about the library’s four most commonly used organizational tools in our guide, Staying Organized & Keeping Track: Research Tools.

Most of our library databases have a cite function that will generate an APA formatted citation for an article that you can copy and paste into a reference list.  Our Automated Citations from the Library Databases guide will help you find the citing functions in the most frequently used databases.

If you use RefWorks to store your article citations, then you probably already know that RefWorks allows you to create APA formatted bibliographies (reference lists). If you would like more information about using this valuable tool, see the RefWorks information page. It includes links to guides, video tutorials and a recorded webinar that show you the basics of creating and using a RefWorks account.

NOTE: Remember that software-created citations are not always correct.  You will be held responsible for having an accurate reference list, so be sure to get out your APA manual and double check the citations to verify that they are properly formatted.

If you still need some help, here are some other resources:

Finally, though the librarians are not APA experts, if you still can’t figure out how to format a reference citation after using the above tools, please contact us, and we can look through the manual with you to help you find the best example for your citation.

-Kim

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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:

Spotlight Tag

 

-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:

Spotlight Tag

-Chelsea

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