The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, from Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21, 2017. The American Psychological Association will be participating in the Exhibits Hall throughout the conference.
Stop by to learn more about APA Style CENTRAL®, an exciting new institutional electronic resource for APA Style® that launched this summer, and get the latest updates about APA Journals, Books, and Databases.
And be sure to look for our Theater Session, Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm.
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 content overview and a live demonstration of features.
Click on any session link to register (all times are EDT).
The Online Introduction introduces librarians to the platform.
Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL details how faculty, librarians, and other instructors can use APA Style CENTRAL in teaching APA Style.
Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL teaches end users how to create and save papers using APA Style CENTRAL.
For more information, and to see the full schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.
Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our APA Style CENTRAL handouts, “Creating APA Style CENTRAL® Accounts” (PDF). Please feel free to link to this handout where students, faculty, and researchers will find it.
When using APA Style CENTRAL, you will need an account in order to write or collaborate on a paper, create a reference list, or use the research planning and tracking tools.
We all have more accounts than we know what to do with (or can remember!), but here’s the good news: Any existing APA account can also be used as your APA Style CENTRAL account — including a MyAPA, APA membership, APA PsycNET®, or MyPsycNET account.
Not sure if you have an existing APA account to use for APA Style CENTRAL? Do a quick check by visiting your institution’s APA Style CENTRAL home page. At the top right corner of the screen, select Welcome and Log In; then on the next screen, select the No account? link:
Enter your email address into the Email field and click anywhere outside the textbox to run the system check. If it matches, you will see a login prompt; if not, you can try entering a different email address or complete the rest of the form to create a new account:
Want to learn more? You’ll find this handout on our APA Style CENTRAL® Handouts and Guides page, where we will continue to add handouts and documentation for users and administrators as they become available.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s extensive library of video tutorials, available on YouTube. Please feel free to link or embed videos or playlists in 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 share a recording of one of our APA Style CENTRAL® webinars: Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL. You’ll find this recording on our new APA Style CENTRAL YouTube Channel, where we plan to add recordings of our other webinars, and other materials as they become available.
This session is geared at faculty members, librarians, instructors, and others who are responsible for teaching APA Style, and covers the content, features, and tools of APA Style CENTRAL that can be incorporated into course and bibliographic instruction. This includes a brief discussion of integrating APA Style CENTRAL into a learning management system, as well as an overview of how to use the Research Lab Book tools with a class or advisee.
We will be offering additional, live sessions of this webinar again early in 2017. When the schedule is ready, we will post the details here and on our website.
APA Style CENTRAL® incorporates all of the references and content from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, currently in its sixth edition. When future editions of the Publication Manual are released, APA Style CENTRAL will also be updated with the new rules and features.
Within APA Style CENTRAL’s Learning Center, each of the quick guides, or short training videos, is linked to one or more sections from the Publication Manual that cover the same topic.
You can find the link to the Publication Manual in the Learn More feature for each quick guide.
The Publication Manual section with related content opens in a new window or tab (depending on your browser settings):
For more information, see our Handout about APA Style CENTRAL and the Publication Manual.