Tutorial Thursday: Starting a Paper in APA Style CENTRAL

For today’s edition of Tutorial Thursday, we’d like to highlight a video on our APA Style CENTRAL® YouTube channel: APA Style CENTRAL: Starting a Paper.

This brief video (3:35 min) demonstrates how to begin writing your paper in APA Style CENTRAL. Highlights include:

  • Selecting a writing template;
  • The difference between the “Student assignment” and “Professional manuscript” options when beginning your paper;
  • Using the Headings tool to quickly format headings in APA Style®;
  • Using the linked outline to add a new section to your paper, rearrange sections, and quickly navigate between sections;
  • Getting help with APA Style guidelines while writing; and
  • Exporting your paper as a Microsoft Word or PDF file.

Please feel free to link to this tutorial in any location where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

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Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL® Trainings for November 2017

 

APA Style CENTRAL® is the newest member of the APA Style® family, launched in July 2016.

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.

APA Style CENTRAL Online Introduction (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.

Tutorial Thursday: The Meta-Analysis Template

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s library of video tutorials available on the PsycINFO YouTube channel and the APA Style CENTRAL® YouTube channel. Please feel free to link to or embed our videos in your library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

For today’s edition of Tutorial Thursday, we’d like to highlight a video on our APA Style CENTRAL YouTube channel: The Meta-Analysis Template.

This short tutorial will help you use APA Style CENTRAL’s built-in tools to:

  • Mark meta-analysis references with an asterisk, as required by APA Style®
  • Begin the reference list with a special statement, as required by APA Style
  • Sort, preview, and use Check Services to edit your reference list
  • View a sample meta-analysis paper and other related help

 

Please feel free to link to this tutorial in any location where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

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Do you have a “how-to” question about APA Style CENTRAL or some aspect of it you’d like to know more about? Please let us know!

 

Tutorial Thursday: Adding an Author Note in APA Style CENTRAL

For today’s edition of Tutorial Thursday, we’d like to highlight a video on our APA Style CENTRAL YouTube channel: APA Style CENTRAL: Adding an Author Note.

This brief video (2 min) demonstrates how to add an Author Note to your paper in APA Style CENTRAL, and includes:

  • The distinction between the options of “Student assignment” or “Professional manuscript” when starting a new paper;
  • Using the Customize Paper Sections tool to add an Author Note section to a student paper; and
  • Viewing the formatted Author Note on the manuscript’s title page via the Preview tab.

Please feel free to link to this tutorial in any location where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

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APA PsycNET® Help Files Update

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of APA PsycNET® Help files is now available to support the July 2017 platform update. Help files were updated to reflect the new user-interface changes related to responsive design, content discovery, and search tools.

PsycNET Help is available at top-right of the screen, next to the Login link:

Help link shown to right of Login link

The APA PsycNET Help module includes detailed information about:

  • Getting Started with APA PsycNET, including database descriptions
  • Basic and Advanced Search, including fields, filters, and display options
  • Cited References searching
  • Search results, including searching, managing, filtering, and finding full text
  • Managing Searches, including email alerts, RSS feeds, and permalinks
  • Recent searches, My PsycNET, and MyList
  • Browse function for each database
  • APA Thesaurus, including why & how to incorporate it into your search
  • Additional search options, including Lookup tools, Boolean operators, truncation, and more.

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