The APA Databases & Electronic Resources Customer Relations team is growing! Emily Shotick, MSLIS, joined the team in March 2018 as an APA Style Training and Support Specialist.
Prior to joining APA, she was the Regional Librarian at Chamberlain University in Indianapolis, where she provided APA Style instruction as well as other reference and information services. In addition, she worked as a librarian at The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville, NC, which also included providing training in APA Style®.
Emily has an MS in Library and Information Science from Indiana University, and a BA in English from Miami University.
Emily’s role at APA will focus mainly on training for APA Style CENTRAL®, and she will join the other training specialists in providing webinars, creating print and online training materials, and conducting in-person training sessions. Her experience working with students, faculty, staff, and librarians and APA Style will ensure training materials are as useful and relevant as possible.
Our next series of PsycINFO® webinars for students and faculty will run on April 11, 12, 13 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. EST. The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage those who are interested to take all three, so we offer them on consecutive days:
We will provide information relevant to all search platforms including APA PsycNET®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest. The platform demonstrated will be based on the needs of the attendees of each session. For more information on this series, including full descriptions, please visit our databases webinar training for students and faculty web page.
These webinars are an ideal way for students to get a refresher on PsycINFO if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!
APA Style CENTRAL recently added and updated tools to help with your research and writing in APA Style. See our previous blog post for details about spell-check and appendices.
You can now cite references in abstracts, figure captions, table bodies, and table captions, in the same way you cite references in the body of the paper.
Why cite within these parts of the paper?
- If your research is a reply or follow-up to previously published work, you’d usually cite that work in the abstract.
- If your figure summarizes data from another published work, you’ll want to credit that researcher in the figure caption
- If you’re doing a literature review or meta-analysis and want to summarize the results of several previous studies in a table, you’ll want to cite those studies in the table body.
- If your table includes results you found using a concept or a survey developed by another researcher, you’ll want to credit them in your table caption.
To cite within a paper element, you can create a new reference, search for a reference in PsycINFO, or choose from My References.
Once the in-text citation is created, the reference is added to the Paper Reference List and marked as cited.
You can read the full list of platform updates on APA Style CENTRAL’s training and support page.
APA Style Blog: How to Cite Sources in a Table
APA Style CENTRAL Handout: Adding References to Papers
Tutorial: Inserting References
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In January, APA added 3 new APA titles to PsycBOOKS®
In February, APA added 5 new titles to PsycBOOKS®, including a 2-volume handbook.
- Unifying Effective Psychotherapies, ©2018, by J. Scott Fraser. ISBN: 9781433828676
- Modern Parliamentary Procedure, ©2018, by Ray E. Keesey. ISBN: 9781433828652
- Gender Typing of Children’s Toys, ©2018, edited by Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella. ISBN: 9781433828867
- Assessment Using the Rorschach Inkblot Test, ©2018, by James P. Choca and Edward D. Rossini. ISBN: 9781433828812
- APA Handbook of Psychopathology, Volumes 1 & 2, ©2018, edited by James N. Butcher. ISBN: 9781433828348 ; 9781433828355
In March, APA added 4 new titles to PsycBOOKS®
- Concussion, ©2018, by Anthony P. Kontos, and Michael W. Collins. ISBN: 9781433828232
- Forensic Geropsychology, ©2018, by Shane S. Bush, and Andrew L. Heck. ISBN: 9781433828928
- Heroic Humility, ©2018, by Everett L. Worthington Jr., and Scott T. Allison. ISBN: 9781433828140
- Meaning in Life, ©2018, by Clara E. Hill. ISBN: 9781433828874
Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET® Administrator Help Menu.
View the past monthly PsycBOOKS update lists, a list of sample PsycBOOKS titles, and the full coverage list for PsycBOOKS.
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:
- The Training page includes links for attending live webinars, viewing webinar recordings, and requesting a custom training session for your institution.
- The Help page includes links to brief video tutorials, and PDF’s of user handouts and administrator guides grouped by context:
- The Platform Updates page outlines the enhancements and updates in each platform release since launch.
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!