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This assignment requires you to find a popular article from one of four sources. Psychology Today, Time, Newsweek or Reader's Digest. You can search them individually in the online free websites -- but be careful! Many of the "articles" on the free websites are actually BLOGS and aren't allowed as a source for this paper. You can flip through the paper copies of Psychology Today in the library. You can also use a library database, Academic Search Complete, to search them one at a time, or all three at once. Screenshots below show you how to search all three on a topic of interest.
This assignment requires that you find articles from specific peer reviewed journals. PsycINFO is a powerful database that lets you search these journals, and (many times) also download the complete article.
PsycInfo lets you search more than one journal at a time, and combine with some keywords.
You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods. (NOTE: Using EndNote? Use VPN, not the Proxy Server)
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand! The Library offers workshops on Endnote, Zotero, and Refworks! Or contact your librarian for individual help.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
The fulltext of APA 6th is not available online, but we do have print copies in the reference collection of the Social Welfare and EdPsych Libraries at BF76.7 P83 2010, and it's available at other libraries on campus as well.
APA Style & Format from Capella Writing Center, is designed to help you quickly understand the fundamentals you need to write a course paper that meets the APA guidelines. It also has a very helpful guide to how to handle those confusing DOIs.
Basics of APA Style -- tutorial from APA on how to how to structure and format your work, reduce bias in language, avoid charges of plagiarism, cite references in text and it provides selected reference examples. The APA Style Blog -- is searchable by topic and contains weekly posts by APA experts .
The Education Psychology Library reference desk is open for drop-in help Monday - Friday, 11-1 and 2-4. Please come by, we like working with students! If none of these times work for you, contact me (phone number and email in contact box to the left.)
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