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CEDU 623: Research/APA Format

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

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.

Streaming Databases

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.

 

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. 

 

Academic Search Complete via EBSCOhost (Full Text)
PsycINFO via EBSCOhost
SAGE Journals Online (Full Text)                                                                                                                   
SAGE Open via Sage (Full Text)
Scopus via Elsevier SciVerse