If you’re a student, educator, instructor, or researcher using APA Style CENTRAL, we invite you to watch a video tour of 15 APA Style CENTRAL updates to learn about recent additions designed to facilitate your work and save you time.
This 45-minute webinar recording includes demonstrations of five major updates released this past spring, including:
We also highlight 10 additional enhancements to the Learning, Research, and Writing Centers that we’ve made since APA Style CENTRAL launched in July 2016:
- Improved Spell Check
- Importing tables from Microsoft Word
- Verify Information tool for importing references and tables
- Tutorial sections in the Learning Center
- Transcripts of Quick Guides and Tutorials
- Importing references from RIS files into My References
- Adding reference books in the Research Center to My References
- Viewing reference types and sorting by Reference Type
- Adding searchable notes to any saved reference
- Exporting References from APA Style CENTRAL
New features and improvements in APA Style CENTRAL are often rooted in user feedback, and the product development team carefully considers any change suggested by our customers. Please let us know what you think of APA Style CENTRAL or if you have an idea for an enhancement that would help you!
Do you need to create an APA Style® reference list for sharing with your journal club, collaborating with a colleague, or preparing a course assignment? APA Style CENTRAL® can help with that!
How to export a paper’s reference list formatted in APA Style as a Microsoft Word file:
1. At the top of the screen, expand the My File Cabinet menu and select My Papers to view your list of saved papers. Open the file containing the reference list you want to export.
2. In the left navigation menu of the paper editing screen, use the arrow to expand the EXPORT menu and select Download.
3. Under the Download Paper heading, select Word (*.docx, selected by default) or PDF as the file type.
4. Use the Download Paper button to export the file.
5. The exported file will be saved in your browser’s default Downloads folder (or the location specified when saving the file).
Tip: To obtain a reference list for an annotated bibliography, begin a new paper by entering a title and then use the Add References button to immediately begin creating your reference list (see screenshot below). When you’ve finished adding references, use the steps above to export the paper as a Word file and continue working in Word to insert your annotation for each reference.
This expert tip was inspired by a question from a user like you! Have a question of your own?
Please let us know at Support@APAStyleCENTRAL.org.
There’s still time to get your application package together!
Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this fall?
If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through July 31, 2018, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from September – December 2018. This includes – but is not limited to – the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the Charleston Library Conference, and Internet Librarian International, the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Library Marketing & Communications Conference, and the Library Assessment Conference.
The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS. One cash award is distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.
APA’s training specialists have developed several webinars for librarians, instructors, and students that include a content overview and a live demonstration of features.
Click on any session link below to register (all times are US Eastern Time).
APA Style CENTRAL Overview (60 minutes) introduces librarians, faculty, and students to the platform:
Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL (60 minutes) details how faculty, librarians, and other instructors can use APA Style CENTRAL in teaching APA Style:
Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL (30 minutes) teaches end users how to create and save papers using APA Style CENTRAL:
For more information, including the full training schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.
We are pleased to announce that Kaetrena Kendrick, Associate Librarian at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Medford Library, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. Kaetrena applied to help to defray the cost of attending the British Columbia Library Association 2018 annual conference scheduled for early May.
The British Columbia Library Association accepted two of Kaetrena’s presentations for the conference. One is titled, “The Low Morale Trajectory in Academic Librarianship” and centers on her original qualitative study on the development of and subsequent social, health, and career impacts of workplace abuse in academic libraries. Her second presentation, “Racial Climate and Inclusiveness in Academic Libraries: Perceptions on Welcomeness among Black North American College Students,” discusses the results of a study of acceptance levels perceived by students of color using libraries at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI’s).
In sharing her research results, Kaetrena hopes to improve the position of her comparative low-morale study, and also learn how to strategically apply her own and others’ useful research findings. She believes that it’s vitally important to contribute toward substantially improving librarians’ and students’ mental-health and well-being as they work in or use library spaces in this “uniquely tumultuous time in American history.”
The award selection committee would like to thank all those who took time to apply – librarians in a wide variety of institutions and positions. The applicant pool is always strong, and the committee encourages previous applicants to apply again when they are next in need of conference funding.
Now through July 31, 2018, the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September to December 2018. Please see the website for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials.