APA Style CENTRAL: New Year, New Name

APA Style 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.

And, as always, you can contact APA’s Customer Engagement team for help.

APA Convention Activities

Join Us for Presentations at the APA 2018 Convention in San Francisco!

We will be holding the following events

Join us in the APA Publishing Booth (#708) at the 2018 APA Annual Convention in San Francisco to learn how APA Publishing helps you at every stage of your education and career. Tell us about yourself to receive a $10 voucher for the APA Bookstore, and enter to win one of three $200 Visa® gift cards!

Enjoy coffee each day from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and California craft beers and wine from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the JARS BAR in booth #708. Attend a presentation to learn what’s new in:

Thursday, August 9

11:00 a.m.         Magination Press® – Learn what’s new in our growing family of children’s books!

4:00 p.m.            APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)

Friday, August 10

11:00 a.m.         What’s New with APA Databases

4:00 p.m.            Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL®

Saturday, August 11

11:00 a.m.         New Features and Functionality for APA Style CENTRAL

4:00 p.m.            Gift card winners announced*

 

Ask an APA Style® Expert

Join us between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day to chat with an APA Style expert: Get answers to your questions, share your feedback, and learn more about APA Style resources.

We look forward to seeing you!

*Winners need not be present to win.

 

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.

Related resources:

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

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!