Welcome to the John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library at Capitol Technology University. The library is here to serve your academic and scholastic needs. We hope this guide answers your questions and provides you with helpful information.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to: library@captechu.edu. 

About the John G. & Beverly A. Puente Library

 The John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library has a collection of more than 10,000 books, audio/video selections and periodicals that support the curriculum as well as reading for enjoyment.
The WiFi coverage in the library connects users to the same wireless network available for the rest of the campus. The library provides 14 networked desktop PCs and 5 Macs in individual study carrels.  Each workstation has software that supports classes and provides access to the internet including: the Library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), printers, a scanner, and our Virtual Library. The VL provides 24 hour access to a large number of databases, journals and ebooks through ACM DL, LexisNexis, Proquest, Homeland Security, Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost), ABI/Inform and more.
Connect to the Virtual Library here for access to all of the online databases available. You will use your Capitol username and Capitol email password to enter the virtual library.
The library is also home to the William G. McGowan Center for Innovative Teaching (L102) classroom, the Business Resource Center (L100), and several conference rooms for small group meetings or study. The lower level of the library is accessible by elevator and a circular staircase. This area contains the stacks that houses the majority of our book collection. This area features a large open space with a panoramic view of a wooded are behind the campus. There are also many more study carrels on both ends of the stacks for a quiet place to focus.
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am to 10pm
Friday-Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Closed on Sunday
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Library Users

This is a link to an Adobe Connect recording of a class session for Senior Design that focuses on using the Virtual Library.

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Library Users

The Library no longer provides Proctoring Services.
Library registration form
(.doc, 47K)
Employment application form
(.PDF, 3160K)
Faculty course reserves request form
(.doc, 23K)

Includes both documented instructions for professors and their students to utilize turnitin.com.

(.docx, 740K)

Recent addition to the library

Just added to our collection, The Art and Science of Machine Intelligence: With An Innovative Application for Alzheimer's Detection from Speech by Walker H. Land Jr. and David J. Schaffer.

This volume presents several machine intelligence technologies, developed over recent decades, and illustrates how they can be combined in application. One application, the detection of dementia from patterns in speech, is used throughout to illustrate these combinations. This application is a classic stationary pattern detection task, so readers may easily see how these combinations can be applied to other similar tasks. 

Dr. Land is also the father of Haden Land, the chairman of the Board of Trustees here at Capitol.


The Subject index for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

ALIC Archives Library Information Center - has over 99,000 bibliographic records.

arXiv – Cornell University Library - Open access to 1,466,632 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics

ADS - Astrophysics Data System - three bibliographic databases containing more than 14.2 million records

AULIMP: Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals
http://fairchild-mil.libguides.com/az.php?t=14170 from which we also get:

BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources - provides more than 120 million documents from more than 6,000 sources
https://www.base-search.net/ About 60% of indexed documents are free.

Citebase Search - an experimental, semi-autonomous citation index for the free, online research
https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/search/simple Primarily Mathematics, Computer science, & Physics.

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

Google Scholar (has extensive case law references)

Human-Computer Interaction Resources

Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information
Provides free public access to over 298,000 full-text electronic documents

InfraGard Journal: Purpose of the InfraGard Journal is to advance the conversation on critical infrastructure protection by providing an academic forum to share ideas.

Jurn Search - Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works.

Microsoft Academic - Provides many innovative ways to explore scientific papers, conferences, journals, and authors

My Science Work - Database includes more than 70 million scientific publications and 12 million patents.

Naval Post Graduate - Scholarly content in all formats on subjects that support the current curriculum, instructional, and research needs of the Naval Postgraduate School.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 99 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences.

SafetyLit Citations and abstracts of journal articles and reports from researchers working in the more than 35 distinct professional disciplines (architecture - zoology) relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.

Science Open Search engine for natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Semantic Scholar A project developed at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, more than 40 million papers from computer science and biomedicine.

United Nations iLibrary The comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

WorldWideScience - a global science search engine (Academic databases and search engines) designed to accelerate scientific discovery and progress by accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge.