Redesigned APA Style CENTRAL Training & Support Home Page

The APA Style CENTRAL® Training & Support Home page has been redesigned to help you access our training materials more quickly and easily.

""We offer support in a variety of formats designed to help students, instructors, librarians, and administrators:

You can also subscribe to the APA Style CENTRAL email list (announcements only), and view the contact information for the APA Style CENTRAL Support team.

The right navigation rail enables quick access to all of these links within the APA Style CENTRAL support site in the “Training & Support” section. There is also an “APA Style® Information” section for easy access to additional APA Style resources.

Bookmark or link to the APA Style CENTRAL Training & Support home page in library websites, LibGuides, your course management system, or any other location where students, faculty, and researchers will find it.

If you have any questions about using APA Style CENTRAL, please email us or call (1-800-374-2722; TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123) — we’re here to help you!

New Features in APA Style CENTRAL®’s Writing Center – Spell-Check and Appendices

APA Style CENTRAL recently added and updated tools to help with your research and writing in APA Style, including improved spell-check and a new location for appendices.


You can Run Spell-Check Tool at any time to open a window where you choose to “ignore” or “change” words.

You can now also Check As I Write, which will underline misspelled words in red as you work.
Suggested words are provided if you click any underlined word. The spell-check includes words from the APA Dictionary of Psychology and surnames of famous psychologists, so these words will not be flagged as misspelled.



Appendices are now managed in a tab below the body of the paper. You can create an appendix, or call it out in the body, in the same way you would a reference, table, or figure.

Please note: Any appendices created in a paper’s body before February 2018 will be moved automatically to the Call Out Appendices tab.


You can read the full list of platform updates on APA Style CENTRAL’s training and support page.


Want to see more features added to APA Style CENTRAL?
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Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL® Trainings for March & April 2018

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 EDT).

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.

Tutorials on APA Databases Now Grouped in Playlists

The Tutorials on APA Databases page has been redesigned for easier use. It contains the same content, but the tutorials are now grouped in playlists by platform (APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest).

This page also contains the YouTube playlist for the Introduction to APA Databases that explains how to use our different databases and what you’ll find inside each one. This information is helpful for new users or anyone that could benefit from a refresher.

If you’re not yet familiar with this extensive library of video tutorials, we invite you to head on over and check it out! On the APA Databases site, look for the “Tutorials on APA Databases” link under the “Training & Technical Support” section in the right navigation pane.

Feel free to link to any of these playlists — or individual videos — in your library websites, LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

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New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Psychopathology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 27 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of Psychopathology, edited by james N. Butcher and published in February 2018.

This Handbook provides an overview of symptoms and classification of disorders, and discusses the history of psychopathology, behavioral genetics, cognitive research methodology, brain imaging, behavioral observation, personality assessment, and developments in social policy, government policy, and legal decisions. The handbook also addresses the considerable challenges produced by rapid progress in the field, including the evolution of diagnostic systems that define disorders.

The handbook is composed of two volumes:
Volume 1: Psychopathology: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Adult Mental Disorders
Volume 2: Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents.

Material on each disorder is presented with a focus upon significant facets: the clinical picture, wherein contributors describe the symptoms of the disorder and its associated features; factors involved in the development of the disorder; relationships or comorbidity with other disorders; different assessment and treatment approaches.

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