Tutorial Thursday: Inserting References

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: Inserting References.

 

 

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

  • Add in-text citations in the correct format;
  • Manage your paper reference list;
  • Match in-text citations to the paper reference list.

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!

 

Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL® Trainings for July 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 content overview and a live demonstration of features.

Click on any session link to register (all times are EDT).

APA Style CENTRAL 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, including the full training schedule, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.

Tutorial Thursday: Creating APA Style CENTRAL Accounts

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: Creating APA Style CENTRAL Accounts.

Although you don’t need a personal account to access the APA Style CENTRAL quick guides, tutorials, self quizzes, and sample references and papers, you do need to be logged into your account to create and save references, and write papers.

This short tutorial provides an overview of how to create an APA Style CENTRAL account, including:

  • Using your existing APA account associated with your APA membership, MyPsycNET account, or MyAPA account;
  • Looking up an existing APA account with your email address; and
  • Creating a new APA Style CENTRAL account.

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

Want to learn more? View related resources:

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!

APA Style CENTRAL – Using Check Services

Today we’d like to highlight one of our APA Style CENTRAL® handouts, Using APA Style CENTRAL Check Services” (PDF, 832KB). Please feel free to link to this handout where students, faculty, and researchers will find it!

Once you have completed a paper in the Writing Center, you can use the Check Services to make sure your work is formatted according to the guidelines of APA Style®. Check services will flag potential problems with style and formatting, but it is up to the user to review and make the appropriate edits.

 

The Check Services in APA Style CENTRAL’s Writing Center are:

  • Check Headings Orderlooks for subheadings that may be formatted at the incorrect level
  • Check Orphan Headingslooks for headings that mistakenly have only one subheading
  • Check References – flags references in the Paper Reference List that miss required elements
  • Match Reference Citations – ensures every reference in the Paper Reference List is also a cited reference in the body of the paper
  • Match Table Callouts – ensures every table in the Table List is also called out in the body of the paper
  • Match Figure Callouts – ensures every figure in the Figure List is also called out in the body of the paper

 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.

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!