Welcome to “From the Deck of . . .” an irregular series in which we highlight search demos and other information from the slide decks we create for our live training sessions. You can view and download these materials from the PsycINFO SlideShare account.
At the ALA Annual meeting last month, we presented a Lunch & Learn training session covering a wide variety of updates to APA’s publishing program:
- New Handbooks from APA
- New Online Dictionary of Psychology
- APA Librarian Travel Award Recipients
- Magination Press Overview
- APA Style JARS
- What’s New With APA Style CENTRAL
We also spent some time providing thoughts on integrating PsycINFO into a systematic review including:
- Reasons to add PsycINFO to your systematic review searching
- Aligning APA thesaurus terms to your MeSH-based search strategy
- Practical PsycINFO search tips for systematic reviews
- Issues for reporting and replicability
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.
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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.
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 email@example.com
The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All 28 of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.
The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of Dementia, edited by Glenn E. Smith and published in May 2018.
This handbook addresses assessment, comorbidity, evaluation, and treatment of various forms of dementia, and reviews common dementias including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other less common dementias. It is organized into sections discussing diagnosis, epidemiology, and neurobiology (including neuropathology and neuroimaging); assessment, including cultural issues, methodology, and neuropsychology; and primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies.
The handbook is intended as a resource for all psychologists and other health professionals that serve persons and families impacted by neurodegenerative disease.
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.