Tag: databases

APA Citing and Formatting

As 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. SRM is a tool designed specifically to help [...]

New Databases in the Capella Library

We recently added two new databases to the Capella Library:     What is the projected revenue for the Office Staffing & Temp Agencies market in 2015? What are the barriers to entry in the Speciality Food Store market? Find answers to these and other industry-related questions in IBISWorld. This database contains industry reports on 700 market segments. Each report covers the [...]

Creating Annotated Outlines and Bibliographies

Every quarter, the library receives a number of questions about how to create annotated outlines and annotated bibliographies. You are usually required to create one or both of these tools as part of the writing process because they help you to think about your topic and organize your thoughts in preparation for writing your paper. [...]

Free Sage Resources Through October

The library subscribes to both Sage Journals Online and Sage Knowledge, which give you access to hundreds of Sage resources for free, 24/7. For the month of October only, however, Sage is giving free access to ALL of its online resources, including those we don’t subscribe to, such as the Sage Research Methods database. All [...]

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+ [...]

Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities is a database designed to help researchers and academics match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts. Use Cabell’s Directories to: – Find the rate of acceptance of manuscripts – What kind of review process is used (i.e. editiorial board review, blind review, [...]

Library Skills that Will Save You Time: August Webinars

The librarians are teaching two webinars this week. Spend an hour to pick up some new skills that could save you days down the road! RefWorks Webinar: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:00 PM CDT RefWorks is a research management tool that helps you collect, organize, and store citations from library databases and other resources. If [...]