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CEDU 623: Research/APA Format

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

Elizabeth Dobbins' Poster Research Guide

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RefWorks Workshops are open to everyone.  Check with your professor to see if they are issuing credit for attendance.  Follow the links on the calendar to register.  Seats are limited.  These sessions meet in the Wiggins Computer Lab (Rm. 312). 

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Paper Formatting Tips

MS Word has lots of useful templates to help you format your work, including an APA Style Paper template that follows the 6th edition of the APA Manual.

  • In Word, go to File > New
  • Search for the APA template (enter "APA" in the search box)
  • Select the APA Style Paper template

Use this along your choice of bibliographic management system.

APA, Literature Review, and Research Proposal Formats

APA’s help site - tutorial on APA basics, FAQs, blog with Q&As 

http://www.apastyle.org/learn/ 

 

Citing Emails, Interviews, Lectures, etc. in APA Format

Emails, letters, memos, telephone conversations, lectures, course materials handed out in class or provided via Blackboard, and personal interviews are considered personal communications in APA. This type of communication can be difficult to provide recoverable data; therefore, these types of communication are not included in the Reference list. Cite personal communications within the body of your paper only.

Example:

In an interview, Sally Shoefeld explained the treatment for an accident victim (personal communication, December 18, 2011).

Note: For more information about personal communciations, see page 179 in the APA Manual, 6th edition.

 

Do you have a RefWorks account?

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   Sign up for an Individual Account

When signing up for your account, use your Campbell e-mail address to prove affiliation with Campbell University.

New RefWorks is recommended.

Support is being phased out for RefWorks Legacy.  Ask a librarian how to transfer your folders and citations to New RefWorks or look for instructions on the New RefWorks Research Guide.

RefWorks & Group Work

When a professor assigns group work and suggests that you use RefWorks, use the RefWorks Add-On for Google Docs for collaboration.

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Streaming Databases

Counseling Journals

Recommended Databases

Databases are collections of articles and documents. You can use a database to find articles on your topic from a variety of journals.