Tag: background_info

Subject Specific Encyclopedias: How They Can Help?

Were you aware that the Library has two specialized databases that contain subject specific encyclopedias? You can find the databases Gale Virtual Reference and CREDO reference listed under the Databases A-Z link on the Library’s home page. So why would you want to use subject specific encyclopedias when all you hear is that you need […]

By Special Request – More About Meta-Analysis (Quantitative)

Erin’s blog post What makes that analysis so meta? earlier this month sparked an interest to provide some further information and examples of this quantitative method of research. In our library database Gale Virtual Reference Library a search of Meta-analysis finds several encyclopedia entries that explain in detail more about this technique. Click on the […]

New titles in Credo

The Capella University Library’s database, Credo Reference, has added new books to its collection. Here is a sampling from the list of new titles: Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict Handbook of Global Environmental Politics Ireland and the Americas: Culture, […]

Find Background Information in the Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Capella Library recently added a second reference resource to the Databases A-Z list: the Gale Virtual Reference Library. In Gale you’ll find 14 reference works that you can either search or browse for background information. Here are the new titles: Encyclopedia of World Biography International Directory of Business Biographies Encyclopedia of Business and Finance […]

Using ebooks for Background Research

Not sure what a term means, or just want a bit more background on a particular topic? Need a little inspiration for your next paper? Not having luck finding what you need from the Credo Reference database? You do have another option: the Capella ebook databases. Both ebrary and NetLibrary have dozens of dictionaries and […]