CENTRAL®, the digital platform for teaching and learning effective writing in
APA Style, is now known as Academic Writer™!
You may notice this new name and logo when you visit the site.
Don’t worry, there
have been no changes to the accounts or papers created within the platform. Your
login is the same, and all the references you’ve added and papers you’ve
started are still there.
You’ll also notice a few product
changes. Academic Writer will have three centers to teach and learn effective
writing—the Learning Center, the Reference Center (formerly known as the
Research Center), and the Writing Center.
The Publishing Center,
dictionaries, and electronic reference books covering quantitative and qualitative
research methods have been removed.
Browse our Training & Support pages for assistance with
using and accessing Academic Writer.
Additional help for librarians,
including technical information and marketing materials, can be found on our Librarian Resources page.
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.
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.
Learn how you can use tools and content in APA Style CENTRAL to teach APA Style and information literacy to distance and online students. Librarians from two subscribing institutions will also share specifics about how they are using APA Style CENTRAL on their virtual campuses.
Don’t support distance learning? Many of the tips covered in this session apply to using online resources with on-campus students.
1. Identify and locate APA Style CENTRAL content that can be used in bibliographic and course instruction.
2. Identify two different ways APA Style CENTRAL content can be incorporated into online resources.
We’d love to hear more from you… How are you using APA Style CENTRAL on your campus and incorporating its tools and services into bibliographic and classroom instruction? Do you have any suggestions for our Product Development team? Would your faculty or students benefit from custom training from APA’s trainers? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org