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What’s the Point of Using Library Books for a Graduate Program?

Masters and doctoral level courses require that you cite information from peer-reviewed journal articles as support for your work, so why would you ever want to bother with a book that’s not a required text for your course? There many good reasons: Books can explain concepts, provide the history of a field, describe who the […]

Sage Knowledge Replaces Sage Reference Online

Capella Library has carried the Sage Reference Online database for a long time, but don’t despair if you don’t see it in the database lists anymore! Sage Reference was recently upgraded to Sage Knowledge, bringing many improvements with it. Here are some of the best features, as noted by Sage Publishing: Online access to 2,500+ […]

Seminal Authors and Their Works

Seminal authors in any given discipline are those people who contributed foundational theories and ideas to the research in that field. For instance, Jean Piaget is considered a seminal contributor to the understanding of cognitive development. There is no magical way to find out who the seminal authors are in your field of study, but […]

Gale Virtual Reference Library Database Has a New Look

Our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) database has a new look and new functionality including: Improved user-focused navigation and organization Enhanced advanced search options Multi-page viewer that enables one or two-page viewing ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages Book cover images on the search and results screens GVRL contains reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias […]

Need Information on Education Systems in Other Countries?

The Capella Library has recently acquired The World Education Encyclopedia which can be found in the Gale Virtual Reference database. Here is the description of this resource from the publisher: This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This […]

New Technology Reference Books

We’ve recently added some subject specific encyclopedias to our Gale Virtual Reference Library database. Subject encyclopedias are a great place to go for an overview of a topic and learn the fundamentals and basics. They’re an excellent place to start your research, as they provide a wealth of background information that will help guide your […]

Credo Reference Database – New Guide Available!

Last week I blogged about a new guide for CQ Researcher recently available. This week I wanted to announce the Credo Reference User Guide is also now available. To access the guide just go to the to the Library Homepage and following this path: Click Articles, Books and More (your one-stop-shop for all of the […]

Learning With Your Eyes Shut – Gale Virtual Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library now features streaming and downloadable audio of their encyclopedia entries. You can click to play the entry or download the MP3. Just click the Listen button and the options to either stream the audio or download the MP3 will appear. Gale Virtual Reference Library is not a peer-reviewed journal resource, but […]

Credo Reference Adds New Titles

Credo Reference recently added a number of new titles to its collection. Many of these new titles are a boon for those of you in Public Safety specializations, as they cover issues such as policing, prisons, youth justice and intelligence. Here’s a list of Credo’s latest additions: Dictionary of Policing Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment […]

Gale to the Rescue!

Often times I get calls from learners who want an overview of a topic or perhaps a theory. They are inclined to turn to journal articles. However journal articles tend to focus on very specific questions and often do not have the broad overview you may be looking for. So where do you turn? The […]