Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL



we will be recording today's session um however participants names will be anonymized so there is no need to worry about that and as I said my name is dawn I have Allison in the chat right now um so if you do have any questions as we go through the content of this please do feel free to ask and I'll be monitoring that as Allison presents in the latter half of this session so what are we going to talk about today we are going to do a quick review of the APA style central platform we are going to assume that you have at least seen the platform maybe even poked around a little bit created an account started a paper things like that if you are not already familiar with the platform we do have other webinars that are available particularly the online introduction to APA style central which may be beneficial but today we are going to kind of focus on how tools and resources in APA style central can be used in W graphic and classroom instruction and we kind of hope that the ideas and things that we point out today will just kind of you know help you get started certainly you know not limited to the things that we talked about but you know we just kind of you know want to get the ball rolling in terms of how you can use the platform in the interest of time here I am going to use screenshots we have a lot of content to get through I'm going to talk about items in the Learning Center as well as the research center and then Alison is going to talk about writing in collaboration in the Writing Center so this is the homepage for APA style central obviously and then able to get to the different centers that I just mentioned from here so like I said I'm gonna focus on some items in the Learning Center that you might be able to use in instruction and kind of some the things that I thought that as a reference and instruction librarian I might want to use these for both allison and i are former reference and instruction librarians so that is is our perspective when we talk about this content so in the learning center we have kind of what we think of as a digital media library you know more than a hundred and thirty learning objects in the form of quick guides tutorial self quizzes and then all of those samples references papers tables figures etc all of the items here are embeddable using provided HTML code and I'll talk about that in a moment focusing on the different types of learning objects here the quick guides are short so about maybe two to three minute videos um which address specific APA style rules you know such as introducing abbreviations or you know how to format a specific type of reference so when I saw these you know one of the things that I thought of was you know being able to provide you know either through the embedding you know or even linking onto to this content for you know frequently used items in a class you know if everybody in a class is reading the same journal article and writing a response paper you could provide the sample reference for a journal article right to help your students correctly format their saw their reference in their references list some of the other information that is available about the quick guides um could also kind of help guide you on in the use of these for instruction so maybe grouping these we're looking right now specifically the the alphabetical list view but they are also you can group the items by type on in that browse by topic radio button there right so being able to to group them and maybe finding some that are alike that are address content that you're using in your class to assign these quick guides either as you know in a flipped classroom model or providing these as you know content for as a resource for for students when we talk about the tutorials they are longer so you know maybe fifteen to thirty minutes and address much broader concepts right so instead of you know being that kind of short super focused on content addresses larger concepts you know such as just getting started with APA style or you know research design so things like that I'm so again you know more appropriate for something like a flipped classroom right you know you're going to assign the tutorial to then have a discussion or activity in class that it that is based on on that content just a quick review of how you and students would interact with the content in the quick guides and tutorials both of them are based on the video player that you see in this screen I've highlighted at the bottom of the screen shot here that the controls so again just kind of quickly reviewing remembering that the this first screen is purposely left quiet so the the video you can see the autoplay is set to off on so there's no audio here and you do either need to toggle the autoplay to on or actively advance to the next screen using the red arrow on the far right to advance to to the content you see your standard um you know kind of video controls here right a pause a progress bar the rewind that'll go back I think it goes back about seven to ten seconds if you just you know kind of miss something you can quickly review that the volume control two of the items that are unique to this particular area here immediately to the left of the progress bar here we have these four squares um so these are gonna be thumbnails by which you can navigate the video so in this video about getting started with APA style if you just need to kind of jump to the section about the mechanics of style you can use the thumbnails to to navigate to that section the other item here adjacent to the the screen navigation towards the right hand side this little kind of page icon is for captions and so those captions will advance with the audio other content that we have available here in the Learning Center are the self quizzes and so these directly aligned with the quick guide and tutorial content and you can see in the description that those are listed and actually linked there so again you know being able to you know use this these items for students self assess you know so again not graded specifically self quizzes for that self-assessment we can see from this thumbnail the in this example the the question has been answered correctly um you do get up to two chances to answer the question correctly and then the answer will be explained for you so not just indicating that the answer is correct but providing that that opportunity for learning there with the explanation these self quizzes do align with the graded tests that are available in a separate file and that test file can be integrated into your institutions LMS so that you or professors can use that content in courses and so your LMS will grade that and you know you can weight that appropriately you know so the self quizzes would provide a good you know kind of study opportunity for students who may be assigned a graded test in their LMS just reviewing some of the other content that is available in the learning center I did mention these samples and I know that this is something that students frequently referred to from the publication manual are these reference samples um again we also have tables figures and papers available as samples and those sample papers are downloadable as PDFs as well but with these samples like I said everything is embeddable using provided HTML um so you know it might be helpful to provide samples for something like a journal article if that's frequently used or maybe you know a TED talk that has been watched in class or an edited book if you're requiring students to to use their text as as a resource I'm so being able to you know kind of provide these samples where students are already looking and so whether that's in a libguide or course guide in a course in blackboard and things like that and so speaking of the embed here is a look at the the code that is provided um this is for a tutorial um so we can see that with this you you can see the code that I've highlighted as well as immediately below that we have kind of a preview of what it's going to look like when you use that provided code so you get the thumbnail as well as the title and then the brief description of the learning object so using the HTML code um you know anywhere you can add or edit HTML so again you know your libguides course guides library pages WordPress pages other blogs or sites that you might maintain and you know in the the WYSIWYG or source code editor it's really usually just as simple as copying that code and pasting it into that editor I will just kind of make one note here about using the code in your LMS you know we did talk about the LTI integration I briefly mentioned that related to the the test files there is LTI integration available for APA style central content which would eliminate the need to use the HTML code in order to add content to a course in the LMS and that's um that that is available however the the HTML embed will you know still work in your LMS but however depending on your LMS and institutional settings you may want to just add a tiny bit of code to ask the content um in this case this tutorial to open in a new tab or window depending on the user's browser settings um and that's that bit that I've highlighted here in yellow where it says target equals blank so you know just asking that target URL this this tutorial content on to open in a new tab or window so this is an example of the of some tutorials that were embedded using that HTML code in blackboard so you can kind of see how it looks with the title that I've added which happens to be the same title as the the tutorial title you know if I wanted to I could say you know assignment one assignment two because the title is provided with that little preview there so again this was just using the provided HTML code to embed this into a course in blackboard so I did mention that LTI integration so just kind of a couple notes on that you know being able to incorporate learning objects so whether that's quick guides tutorials self quizzes or even though samples into your LMS course without manipulating or editing the HTML which can be you know nice to not have to do that just kind of the the plug-in play aspect of APA style central content with your LMS um we do also provide like I mentioned and I think that y'all are talking about in the chat access to those pre formatted graded tests right so being able to incorporate those easily into a course and with those a bank of test questions so that you or faculty other faculty members can create your own test like I said the pre formatted ones are going to align with the content and the self quizzes so if you're kind of wondering what's what what is this what is this test going to be asking students you can have a look at the self quiz two to see some of the content that will be addressed and just a quick note about the LTI integration um the the actual process of that integration does need to be performed by somebody with administrator rights in the LMS because it is adding its making content of the outside content available in that LMS so somebody does need to have the admin rights for that so I'm going to switch gears a little bit and talk about some of the tools in the research center I'm going to do a quick little overview of some of the other items here before getting into the reference management component of of this area of APA style central so in in the research center we do have the tutorials from the Learning Center that are related to the research process we've made those available we also have the two APA dictionaries as well as fifteen titles in the reference books which again are downloadable by chapter in a PDF but they are searchable and browsable online as well I'm going to skip over the research tools that are listed here because Alison's going to talk about those and a little bit more depth in a moment so we will skip this for now and I am going to talk about the references here so adding references to your account you know we ask that you have an account to create references and papers kind of assuming that if you want to create and save these things that there are things that you want to to come back to so having an account is is how we're able to to do that so um in order to create references and then papers that Allison's gonna talk about um you do need an individual account um you do not however need an account to access the learning objects that I talked about previously so adding accounts in through I'm sorry adding references to your account in three different ways searching adapted references from psycinfo importing from an RIS file or using one of the reference forms and what I'm going to focus on here is the reference forms so again just kind of a quick review the adding references through this quick search of adapted psycinfo references this is kind of a known item search right this assumes that you've already done your research that you have read the article and know that you want to kind of you know include the reference in your paper so you know using either you know some keywords from the title or an author's name um can be a quick way to to find and grab these references for your account we can see that the the terms I searched have been highlighted I can view the abstract here just to kind of confirm that yes this is the article that I read and want to use right you know so having the abstract available can be very useful particularly we know when authors become you know prolific in a certain field of study you know just making sure that this is the right article before checking that to add to my references using the ris import we can get references from you know other reference management software programs however you know we know that a lot of research databases will also export RIS files so this is a way that you could get references into your account the file types listed here are from the the major reference management software programs but it doesn't really you know so if it is from one of those you can obviously pick that but it doesn't need to actually be the one that you got it from right because RIS is a standard file type but do keep in mind that when you select one that it will be noted in your account as well as the file name so this is kind of something interesting right you know I titled this one for a particular assignment but you know you might want to title it on a particular topic or a particular search strategy or something like that to kind of help you keep track of different files that you have imported arias files that you've imported we can see in the second example here this again foe export is just you know something that I exported from the psycinfo database to an RIS file so that is recorded there so like I said I'm gonna focus on the reference forms and how the forms can contribute to the users learning APA style formatting so the forms here are organized in the way that types of resources are organized in the publication manual so if users have any familiarity with that this shouldn't be too far in to them so in this example I'm going to use a journal article um and we can kind of see the different variations of the type of resource so if we're looking at the the screenshot here on the towards the left again like I said I've highlighted that it is a journal article um but we have a couple different options here right has the article been reprinted or republished or is it a translation so being able to specify that as well as some choices when it comes to the author and this is where you know I think that these forms really get students and users kind of thinking about the resources that they're using right so in this case an authorship is the author's name available um and then it's going to ask you if it's individual names or is it a group or organization right because we know that's that's an option is the author's name unknown or you know not listed or is it specifically signed anonymous and so I think that you know kind of presenting these options by like saying all it the author is unknown versus specifically being assigned anonymous is uh is a distinction that students I've found you know especially undergrads sometimes have a have trouble with I'm so just kind of laying that out there and getting them to to think about that it is something that these forms provide in terms of formatting for the required components of the citation here in the author ah we can see a little note here that you know the form prompts us to provide only the initials because APA style only requires that we provide initials for given names and you know so this gives us a little note about what to do if it's a hyphenated name or things like that next to the required component um so in this case authorship there is a little question mark which will provide further information about the the component um and that's available for each of the components kind of the– the who in terms of author when for the publication date what for the title um and how for the retrieval statement um so all of this kind of contextual assistance is available in these forms so in this case here you know like I said the different components on that contextual help and asking only for the specific information that APA style requires and so this is something that I think is is a great feature of the forms here in APA style central is that the authoritative nosov the content right you know APA style experts were you know contributed to on to this design and the components that this is asking for right so we only need the information that APA style requires some of the assistance that deforms will provide to you are in this the formatting of the title and source title right so the title of the article formatted in sentence case I'm so kind of prompting you to either format it in that way or asking the form to do it for you when you do use these Auto formatting buttons um there will be a note to ask you to proofread it to double check for things like proper nouns that the the form can determine right or something has you know kind of I guess out of the ordinary capitalization or something like that in terms of either the using the sentence or title case right you know like if iPhone is in the title right we need to lowercase I capital P in that word that the the form can't detect so again just a a note on you know the the contextual help that is available in this case it's in editors right you know so to kind of give you a note what is an editor what is their role you know in the in this reference how to format that right if it's an individual it might be a group and then it also refers you back to the runni relevant quick guides right because we remember if quick guides refer address specific APA style rules we can go into a little bit you know further explanation in that content then we can in this note in the reference form so if you're still not quite sure what to do or what information you're looking for in order to complete your reference um you can always refer back to to that information so hopefully this is kind of um got you started thinking about how you can use some of these different tools in the learning and research center with students to kind of um you know help contribute to their learning and understanding of APA style I'm going to turn it over to Allison to about kind of the application of APA style in the research and Writing Center awesome thank you very much Don hmm so I'm going to start by talking about our discover research tools section very briefly kind of to give you a high-level idea of what these tools are and when you might use them there is one in particular that I think can be very helpful for students who are working on writing papers and then some others that might be more useful for advanced students people in research methods classes people you're mentoring in your lab thesis project advisees those types of folks so I hope you'll see some potential uses for these tools as I try to quickly talk you through them and I should mention there is more information about each of these in the slides so if you download them from the files box underneath the chat pod you can learn a little bit more about each of these tools and I'm going to talk you through right now so let me back up and point this out first so we've listed and described the research tools in the research center since we think that that connection makes sense to people but to actually use them you go into the Writing Center these tools are tied to papers that you write kind of as an organizational method with the thought being you know if you're gonna use the tool where you can develop your research idea and then you're writing a paper it would make sense to have those two things be connected in APA style central so you can see here in the research center that we've described the tools but to actually use them we prompt you to go to a paper you've already started or to write a new paper and we're going to look at that after we walk through these research tools so there are four tools and together they form a research lab book develop my research idea plan and track my research describe my tests and measures and track the flow of participants and on this slide you can see I'm pointing out where you would find them in the Writing Center once you're actually writing paper and we'll look at that again in a little bit you're not required to use these to write a paper but they are available to you for every paper that you do start working on in APA style central the first one develop my research idea is I kind of think of it as a online reference interview this tool is helping the user figure out what they're gonna study what am I going to write about it starts them off with some brainstorming if they don't even have an idea yet or you can jump right in if you kind of have a jungle topic and what this does is it takes you through a series of five questions which you can see in this bottom screenshot where you're identifying the topic and you're kind of thinking more deeply about it elaborating on it and then talking about what you think you're gonna find out through your research whether it's a you know a literature review or doing some human subjects research I really think this is something that's helpful for anyone who prefers a more structured way of thinking about their research topic or people who do best when working through a set of steps as opposed to just kind of doing some free form improvisation brainstorming the tool itself as you walk through it we give you each question that we're asking you and then you're just presented with this open text box and you can write notes or you can write something more formal you have plenty of space available you can expand these text boxes as you need to and each page has a backlink so as you work through developing your research idea if you realize you need to go back and refine something earlier you can back up and you can make any changes that you need the user can export a Word document of this process at any time from this view and print my notes button this puts out a very nicely structured Word document that provides the question that apa-style central asks and then gives the users answer I think this could be potentially very helpful if you're teaching a class where you assign some sort of major paper and you like to scaffold the students through the paper over the course of the semester I used to work with some professors who would have everybody hand in you know a paragraph about what the paper is gonna be about and then a few weeks later you've got a you know send me a certain number of citations that you're gonna be using things like that this gives you a very structured view into what the students would be writing about and possibly something that is a little bit more thorough than at least some of the paper idea paragraphs that I have seen in my time and I think that the there's really a lot of flexibility in this tool even though it can seem very structured because the the answer area is just open-ended it you can really get into as much or as little depth as you want as I said you can write something very formal or just put some notes down to yourself if you're using it just to try to think through it on your own and as I mentioned at the top you can use this for experimental or human subjects research or you can use this you know for a literature review or figuring out what your term paper will be on and we're talking about everything within the context of psychology and the behavioral sciences but I think this is general enough that it can be applicable for students in other fields of study as well so just keep that in mind as a tool that's available to you through APA style central the next part of the lab book is called plan and track my research and this helps you build a research plan and then track what happens as you actually conduct that research because as we all know what you plan is not always what actually happens this tool is really interesting it's very modular as you're building your plan which you can kind of see over here in the bottom right you can drag and drop these sections around into whatever order you want them to go in you can edit the section headers you delete most of them again you can export this at any time either to a word document or a PDF so the first step here is building your plan and once you have saved and then finalized your plan you're presented with the same structure that you just built that you can use to track what actually happens and you don't have to both plan and track in this tool you can just use it to only track your research you can see you get these two options here when you first enter into it I think this is something that may be useful if you're working with students who you asked to create a sample research design you can have them use this tool and then you know submit the finalized plan to you and this really standardized is the structure and appearance of the plan itself which I imagine can make things much easier to assess especially if you're working with a large class next up is describe my tests and measures and this is where we start to get into a couple of tools that I think are perhaps more handy for people who are starting to move into writing manuscripts for public publication or who are getting into the more hands-on research at an upper-level class what this tool does is it helps you generate that paragraph for your methods section that describes the test or measure if they've used in your research if you've read any number of APA style formatted research articles you may have noticed that those paragraphs describing tests and measures are very formulaic they're providing the same type of information in generally the same order very kind of utilitarian descriptions of the test or the instrument and because they are so formulaic this allows us to create a form that the user fills out so you can see the top of it here we prompt them to put in the name and the acronym the citation and then it walks them through other things like you know what type of measure is this is it a questionnaire is it an interview how many items how are the items give me some sample items what do the high and low scores indicate do you have any reliability or validity information about the measure to share etc so once you fill all of that in you basically just click a button and it generates the paragraph for you and you can then do whatever you need to do with that whether it's copy and paste it into another document you've already got running somewhere or you can also very easily pull it into the paper that you're working on in APA style central this I think is really handy for people who are less familiar with writing those paragraphs and all of the bits of information they need to provide so if you're working with someone you're advising someone in a lab who is just starting to get their feet wet with them this is a really great tool for them to use to make sure they include all of those bits of information and last but not least in the research lab book we have tracked the flow of participants and what this does is it guides you through a series of prompts to input information about your population your participants who you know dropped out or we're excluded in complete survey answers all that kind of stuff and you eventually wind up with a flowchart similar to the one at the right which you can input into your manuscript as a figure the flowchart is based on the journal article reporting standards adaptation of the kind of standard reporting child´s guidelines and so this assumes a standard four stage experimental design so if you've got a newer researcher who you're working with and they are doing something with a standard four stage design and they're new to dealing with all of this they can use this tool to output this nice chart without having to learn a visualization tool to actually create the flow chart itself they can focus more on the information they need to convey and then the system will handle making the flow chart for them which is really really can help you learn what you need to learn and then take on learning a visualization tool at a later date you're a little more grounded in how to talk about the research that you're reporting okay so the next thing we're gonna do is take a look at the Writing Center I am going to jump out and do a live demo of this so give me just a moment to share my screen and what not I think it's a little bit easier to see some of the Writing Center tools in person so I'm just logging into my APA style central account now so I can pull up Oh actually I need to back up I am skipping over something okay when you first go into the Writing Center in APA style central we ask you if you're working on a paper you've already started or if you need to write a new paper and when you first go to start a paper we prompt you to choose one of these templates the templates handle the formatting of things like paragraph spacing margins they get your running header in the right place get the title page set up correctly all that kind of stuff some of these include headings there are some of these papers that require certain sections and in those cases we include the headings for you just so you have them right there we have also linked these two sample papers in the Learning Center so if you're not really sure what a final you know multi experiment paper will look like you can look at the sample paper and see what the output is when we set this up we added two additional paper types that you won't find in the publication manual the reaction paper and the basic paper we added the reaction paper because we know this is a really common assignment for undergraduate students especially to do reaction or response papers after doing some reading or viewing a video or something like that so we wanted them to have something to go to right away and then we also added what we refer to as a basic paper this just loads sort of a blank page for you to get started on all of that standard APA style formatting is in place for your your margins and things like that but there's no headings prefilled and so this is great if you're not really sure what you're writing about yet you just want to get some thoughts down or if you just want to use one of the research lab book tools when you do pick a paper type we ask you if you're doing a student assignment or a professional manuscript the difference is that the student assignment doesn't include an abstract keywords and an author note but you can add them if you need so if you have advanced students and you ask them to write an abstract for their paper they can easily add that in okay I'm gonna pull up an existing paper to actually show you what the online editor is because I think it's helpful to see that with some content in place so let me make sure I pick the right one here I have so many of these now I think it's that one okay so here is the online editor in our session today we don't have time to go in-depth into all of the different tools that are available in the Writing Center in the online editor we actually have an entire webinar just about the Writing Center I'm gonna give you a very very brief tour of what you're seeing and then focus on some of the tools that you might use with students so just to kind of run you around the screen here at the top we have the writing pane which is where I you know actually write the paper that I'm working on the headings that I input into the body populate an outline over on the left hand side and the sidebar that the outline is a part of also includes my access to those research lab book tools that we were looking at earlier and then I all of the sections I'm working on and I can click on these to jump down to work on the results section today if I if I need to underneath the writing pane is an area where you can manage your references tables figures footnotes and appendices so you can see here all of those tabs kind of strung across the top here with the references on top by default because we know that's the one people are probably working with the most and then to scroll back up to the top here we have a few common a few icons up at the top right the first one allows you access to any comments your collaborators have made on the paper and we're going to talk about collaboration in just a moment we have some help videos for using the online editor itself so you can view those and then we have a related help area where we provide some contextual help for people this you know when you click this question mark up here you have the option to search through the help or you know you can kind of click through these topic areas that are related to writing a paper if we take a look at the headings I believe oh and this I keep forgetting this won't let me scroll right now try the basic paper sections there we go when you drop these down you have some text that you can read and then a lot of these will have this learn more tag and this is going to connect me out to quick guides and tutorials that are related to the basic paper setup and then it's also going to provide me with some links to sections from the publication manual that I can read write an APA style central you'll notice that we do provide the exact section numbers so if you happen to have your print copy handy you'll know exactly what page to flip to if you just prefer to read it that way okay so now that I've given you a very brief tour let me go ahead and point out a couple of other things you might be trying to do if you're writing a paper the references area that we looked at down at the bottom here this pulls from the references that Don showed you how to add earlier so I've gone into my my main collection of saved references and I've chosen the ones that I need for this specific paper and added them to my paper reference list so I'm only looking at the ones that I've associated with this paper right now it's very quick and easy to cite something in the text all you need to do is get your cursor in the right spot select the reference from the list and click the cite button we asked you if you're doing parenthetical or narrative style citations and if it's a quotation we're of course going to prompt you to give us the page number once you've made those selections you just click Submit and then this is going to generate the in-text citation which you can see just got slotted in right here as long once you have once you have cited something at least once this little green cited stamp will appear over to the right-hand side of it so I know as I look through here that I've cited a couple of things but I still have a few others I need to go ahead and add my in-text citations for this is a good time to talk a little bit about the general philosophy of the automation that we've created an APA style central we really wanted this to work as an educational tool and we try to be very strategic in deploying the automation I think the citation tool is a really good example of this we can create that in-text citation and we can insert that for you but the user ultimately still has to understand that they need to cite something and they need to then take the steps to make sure that they cite it properly so they need to know that if they're doing a quotation they've got to select that option and put in the the page number so we we're trying to help with some of the finicky bits as I like to think of them but we're really still leaving the end user in the driver's seat so to speak you can see this as well with the check services that we offer over here in the sidebar where it says check we have these five tools that you can run all of them are just one and you can run them at any time and what they do is they check to make sure that you are doing everything in APA style so you can look and make sure that you've got your headings in the correct order and that you haven't orphaned any headings that you've cited all of the references and called out all the tables and figures that you've added to the paper now the important thing to know is that we flag any errors or discrepancies for you but we don't fix them it's up to the user to look and say oh this got flagged because it's an orphaned heading so this is what I'm going to do to fix that and it might be I need to add a heading level this isn't its own section anymore or it could be that that's okay everything in a piece APA style central is being created in 100% pure APA style but we know there are situations where people are using an adapted version of APA style and so maybe for your purposes it doesn't matter that you haven't cited a particular reference that you've added to your paper perhaps it's the textbook for your class and your professor has said that even if you don't cite it you need to include it in your references list so we flag any errors we find but we leave the decisions about what to do with them with the end user this is a way that we can encourage them to you know learn and apply the principles of APA style and understand more about why they're important we also you know you can run these chess services in these cases you can run them at any I'm and so maybe the paper isn't finalized and you know that once you add that other section this issue that has been flagged has been resolved so we call things to your attention but it's ultimately up to you to decide what to do about them so all that being said I want to talk about collaboration a little bit now because I think there are some interesting things that you could do with the collaboration features in terms of students that you're working with classes that you have at cetera generally speaking each paper in APA style central has a paper owner and that person assigns collaborators invites collaborators to the paper and then assigns them sections that they can work with APA style central is a little bit more structured in the way the collaboration works than something like Google Docs each collaborator is assigned certain sections and can only write and edit in those particular sections they can read all of the rest of the paper though if I pull the outline back up on this paper I am collaborating on this paper with someone and if you look in the outline there are a few sections here that have a red dot over to the left those are sections that I cannot write in those are somebody else's responsibility if you look really closely you may also notice that there's a gray background for that text so I can read it I can use that comment feature that we looked at earlier if I see oh you know we need to cite something here I can add a comment and say don't forget that Smith citation and then my colleague whose section this is will see that and you know can add the Smith's a citation and then we can carry on from there the comments you can search through them you can also filter them by who wrote the comment and you can also show comments that have been resolved and comments that have been unresolved on all of your comments you have these three little icons you can edit what you've just said you can mark the comment as resolved so when my colleague patty does cite that Smith paper I can go back in and check it off and mark it as resolved and I can also delete them if I changed my mind in a few minutes oh no we should cite that down here not up here there's another collaborator role that you can assign in APA style central and that is a reviewer reviewers have read-only access to the paper and they can only use the comments feature so you have collaborators who can write with you and you have reviewers who can read and comment I think that these could be interesting to use with a student or a class if you like to review student papers before they're submitted and if you're having your students write them in APA style central you could have them add you or your teaching assistant as a reviewer and then you can comment on their work directly in here if you're are assigning some group work and they're writing a paper and you're particularly concerned with making sure that one member of a group isn't doing all the work you could go so far as to have yourself or your teaching assistant be the paper owner and assign the sections to the students and then you'll very easily be able to see if people you know have written their own sections because the students will not be able to write and edit in one another sections they can leave comments though so they can still work collaboratively in that way and of course I do want to mention you can have students oops this always flies back up you can have students export their papers and submit them in the usual way whatever that is they have the option to email or download a copy of the paper as a word document or a PDF at any time so if you like to get printouts if you need to have a word document run through something like Turnitin first that is all available to you they just have to export that word document and then they can carry on however they need to carry on we are running a little bit long today so I am gonna jump back in to the slides just in the interest of time it's a little easier to go a bit quicker through them and we're gonna talk about the Ching Center next just very briefly oh did you oh there we go okay the publishing Center is something that we have put together that I think can be of use if you're working with advisees or if you've got a particularly advanced student who's got a manuscript that you think is suitable for publication what we've done is we've put together detailed information about twenty to hundred different journals this includes a pas Eternals but goes well beyond our publications and you can use this information to try to identify journals to submit an article to we have a search and a browse feature this is a quick look at just a part of the search fields available you can search through these journal titles by topics you can use the subject headings you might be familiar with from psycinfo our big research database notice over here that you can weight them so you can indicate which topics are more important and which are less important to that particular manuscript and then this is the the result that you get we provide you with information about each of the journals that came up matching your search terms we give you the kind of basic publisher information and a description for most we're able to link you out to the manuscript submission page you can see what their requirements are if there's a call for papers out and then a lot of the information on the screen there's even more if I were to scroll down on the live site includes some information we've taken from psycinfo about the last three years worth of articles from that particular journal and we show you things like the sub pettings we've assigned to the articles the keywords we've assigned to the articles you can see here how the age group and methodologies that are coming up frequently in this journal kind of fall out so this really gives you another way of looking at what a journal is publishing you have the description you understand their scope narrative Li but you can see what that really translates into in terms of what each individual article is about and what that looks like in aggregate this I think as I said is can be helpful for someone who doesn't really have that list of half-a-dozen journals that they know their work fits into you know perhaps because this is their first manuscript for publication this could also be useful though for someone more advanced who has written something that is outside the scope of their usual places maybe some new interdisciplinary research or maybe exploring a new area of psychology okay we want to wrap up with a little bit more information about how to get assistance for using APA style central if you have questions about how APA style central integrates with your learning management system setting up the materials and your course modules all that kind of stuff you'll want to start with your campus learning management system administrator or office whoever that is your librarians are also an excellent resource as always they can help you figure out how you and your students can access APA style central give you some assistance with actually using it and of course provide all of the good research training and help for you and your students and then your Writing Center staff is always helpful as well if you've got students who need assistance with composition and general grammar things like that so those are some folks who can help you on your campus and then if you do have additional questions you're welcome to contact our group directly we can write to support at APA style central urg and that comes to the team that Don and I are part of and we will be happy to help you our one caveat to that is that if you have a question that is specifically about particular APA style guideline you're gonna want to send a note to style expert at APA org and then they'll be able to answer any questions about particular APA style guidelines but for help with APA style central itself you're welcome to contact us and I think now is a good time to wrap it up since we have gone one minute over by my clock at least David we actually are recording this session right now so we will have that available on the website very soon and this is a good cue to me to stop that recording so that we can do

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