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
 
Contact:
 

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)

Recently Added for the Virtual Library

This is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation given at the Summer Doctoral Residency on June 26, 2020.

Residency - Making the Most of the Virtual Library - Summer 2020.pptx

Use this link to access the Virtual Library: https://franklin.captechu.edu:2443/login

If you need assistance with your username or email password, please contact the IT department: ithelp@captechu.edu

 

Free Data Sets

Here is a PDF of publicly available free data sets.

Free Sources for Data Sets.pdf

 

The Subject index for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
https://www.archives.gov/global-pages/subject-index.html

ALIC Archives Library Information Center - has over 99,000 bibliographic records.
https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/online-public-access-catalog.html

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
https://arxiv.org/

ADS - Astrophysics Data System - three bibliographic databases containing more than 14.2 million records
http://www.adsabs.harvard.edu/

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
https://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/index.html

Dimensions Vast data collection for search and analysis
https://covid-19.dimensions.ai

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals
https://doaj.org/

Google Scholar (has extensive case law references)
https://scholar.google.com/

Human-Computer Interaction Resources
http://hcibib.org/

Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information
Provides free public access to over 298,000 full-text electronic documents
https://www.osti.gov/

InfraGard Journal: Purpose of the InfraGard Journal is to advance the conversation on critical infrastructure protection by providing an academic forum to share ideas.
https://www.infragardnational.org/programs/infragard-national-journal/

Jurn Search - Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works.
https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=017986067167581999535:rnewgrysmpe#gsc.tab=0

Microsoft Academic - Provides many innovative ways to explore scientific papers, conferences, journals, and authors
http://academic.microsoft.com/

My Science Work - Database includes more than 70 million scientific publications and 12 million patents.
https://www.mysciencework.com/

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

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.
http://repec.org/

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.
https://www.safetylit.org/

Sage Open Access Link to legacy open access articles.
https://www.online.sagepub.com/

Science Open Search engine for natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
https://www.scienceopen.com/

Scientific Research Publishing Over 200 Open Access Journals
https://www.scirp.org/

Science.gov USA.gov for Science
https://www.science.gov

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

United Nations iLibrary The comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.
https://www.un-ilibrary.org/?utm_source=UN.org%20academia%20page

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.
https://worldwidescience.org/