Tour of APA Style CENTRAL Platform Updates

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!

 

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APA Style CENTRAL Expert Tip: Exporting an APA Style Paper Reference List

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.

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APA Style CENTRAL: Distance Learning webinar recording

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.

Learning Objectives
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.

Recording available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxKPLBx-c94

The content of this webinar was based on a presentation planned for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference and those slides are online at https://www.slideshare.net/APAStyleCENTRAL/18th-distance-library-services-conference-love-at-first-cite-using-apa-style-central-to-reach-distance-students

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 support@apastylecentral.org

Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL® Trainings for July & August 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 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.

APA Events at ALA Annual

Are you attending ALA Annual in New Orleans this year? We’d like to invite you to our sessions!

APA Style CENTRAL User Group at ALA

Sunday, June 24, 2018

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

RSVP Link

APA Style CENTRAL subscribers – Please join us for a user group meeting and share how APA Style CENTRAL is being used on your campus.  We’ll talk about ways that the online resource is being used for teaching, learning, and writing. Get tips for incorporating the tool into your workshops and instructions. This is also your chance to provide feedback to the APA Style CENTRAL team.  Light refreshments will be served.

Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. We hope to see you there!

 

American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn at ALA

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RSVP link

Take this opportunity to explore resources published by the American Psychological Association in greater depth and detail. The session includes an overview of APA resources, information on new releases and forthcoming products, and useful tips for maximizing the efficiency and accuracy of searching with the databases.

Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. We hope to see you there!