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 a 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, faculty, and students 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.
Do you need to train faculty and instructors on how to incorporate APA Style CENTRAL® into their classrooms? Or show a group of students how to use it to write their papers? Are you interested in a more tailored introductory webinar covering the unique tools and services available in APA Style CENTRAL for a wide variety of institutional users?
We can arrange a customized APA Style CENTRAL training session for your class or colleagues. Talk to us! Tell us what you’re looking for and let us help you get started.
APA Style CENTRAL’s exclusive platform for writing in APA Style supports learning throughout all stages of the research and scholarly writing processes, from idea generation to publication. We can help your users to better understand everything that APA Style CENTRAL offers and begin using it to their advantage for research, writing, and teaching.
Our training specialists can schedule a session specifically tailored for your audience and learning objectives. We have experience providing training for librarians, faculty, students, writing center tutors, Learning Management System (LMS) administrators, and other potential users. If desired, we can break up the training into multiple sessions, which facilitates more participation, makes it easier to coordinate schedules, and enables us to further customize the material. Our training sessions are interactive, remotely accessible from multiple locations, and can be recorded for later viewing by anyone who is unable to attend.
If an existing APA Style CENTRAL training session seems perfect, we will work with your schedule to arrange a convenient time. A live platform demo with a few slides often works well, but you can tailor the format. If you have a list of specific questions and features you want to know more about, we’ll work with you to create a fully customized training session.
We can also schedule a phone call with a few key people if trying to get all stakeholders in the same place is like herding cats. (We understand.)
Interested? Email us at Support@APAStyleCENTRAL.org with some dates that work well for your group.
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 our SlideShare account.
At the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting last month, we presented a Sunrise Seminar training session. The session included a review of the fields and features added to PsycINFO® in August 2016, and incorporated an explanation of how and why you might use the Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH terms, that have been added to PsycINFO. This demo was originally developed for our presentation earlier this year at the Association for College & Research Libraries Conference, and was recapped in a blog post in early April.
We also demonstrated how how a student would use the APA Style CENTRAL® Writing Center to write a paper. The slides from the session include plenty of screenshots, but you can see the process in action by viewing the recording of our webinar, Writing Papers in APA Style CENTRAL. The entire session is under 30 minutes, but you can skip straight to the demo using this link.
You can review the slides from our MLA 2017 Sunrise Seminar on our SlideShare account. In addition to the sections described here, you’ll also find some sample search scenarios for PsycTESTS®.
The American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, from June 22-27, 2017. APA will be exhibiting at booth 4425. We will be offering a Lunch & Learn on APA Style CENTRAL® and the APA Databases on Monday, June 26.
We are also holding an informal user group meeting for those that have adopted APA Style CENTRAL on their campus. Those with subscriptions or trials are welcome to attend. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Annual
Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT
Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources.
This year’s session will include an overview of using APA Style CENTRAL® to help students and faculty produce papers and manuscripts in APA Style®. Live search demos of APA Databases will review updates to PsycTHERAPY®, and we will take a closer look at the abstract field in PsycINFO®.
Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.
Do you dream of putting even more power at your researchers’ fingertips when they’re searching PsycINFO®? Or for your students to focus less on paper formatting and more on their writing? Then dare to join APA for our Sunrise Seminar. You’ll be able to do it all!
American Psychological Association Sunrise Seminar
Monday, May 29, 2017
7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Washington State Convention Center Room 604
Breakfast will be provided – please RSVP so there’s enough to go around.
We’ll begin with a thorough review of several new fields that were recently added to PsycINFO. Of particular interest to health sciences researchers are the inclusion of MeSH terms, Data Sets, NLM Journal Title Abbreviations, new limiters, and more.
Next, we’ll explore APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style®. After a quick overview, we’ll look at the tools and services in APA Style CENTRAL from faculty, student, and academic support perspectives, suggesting possible opportunities for partnership and collaboration across campus.
We hope to see you there! Please RSVP and let us know you’re attending. Can’t attend? Drop by Booth #622 for information and updates.