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  • 1. FKCC Library Research
    PSY 2012 – Summer 2009
  • 2. Today’s Agenda
    • Overview
    • 3. Library services
    • 4. Resources – databases
    • 5. Database practice
    • 6. APA format
    • 7. Other questions?
    • Catalog & Databases
    Books, videos, e-books, full text articles & more
    • Obtain resources from other libraries
    • 8. Computers/wireless access
    • 9. Pay for print/copy
    • 10. Online guides
    • 11. Ask-a-Librarian – online chat service
  • Locating articles for PSY 2012
    Suggested FKCC Databases
    • 12. Medline (EBSCO)
    Other databases ?
    • Social Sciences Full Text(Wilson)
    • 13. CINAHL (nursing & allied health)
  • Scholarly or Peer-reviewed articles
    What does that mean?
  • 14. FKCC Library Databases
    Let’s search the Library Catalog & Databases
  • 15. Time to practice!
  • 16. What is APA?
  • 17. APA (American Psychological Association) is a documentation style used for research papers in the fields of business, social & behavioral sciences
  • 18. APA Overview
    • Paper Guidelines
    • 19. Citing Sources
    • 20. Parenthetical Citations (in text citations)
    • 21. References Page
    • 22. Links
  • Paper Guidelines
    • Use 1” margins on all sides
    • 23. Double space
    • 24. Use 10-12 pt Times New Roman font
    • 25. Add Header (First two or three words of the paper title appear five spaces to the left of the page number on every page beginning with the title page)
  • Title Page
    Short title and page number
    Full title, your name, section # of course, instructor’s name and date – all centered
  • 26. Abstract Page
    Abstract is a concise summary of the key points of your research, in a single paragraph, not more than 120 words, no indentation.
    Distant Intercessory Prayer 2
    In an extension of research demonstrating causal effects of intercessory prayer
    for physical healing in a medical setting, the present study experimentally
    examined the effects of intercessory prayer for improved task performance in an
    employment setting. Trained customer service representatives either did, or did
    not, receive (over a 14-day period) daily intercessory prayer for the specific
    needs and challenges of their workplace. Speed of call handling was
    evaluated for each customer service representative. The specific dependent
    measures were number of calls per hour and number of seconds per call. No
    statistically significant differences between prayer and non-prayer groups were
    found for either calls per hour or seconds per call.
  • 27. First page
    Full title centered
  • 28. Plagiarizing refers to copying facts, ideas, and/or words without giving credit to the person or source where you received the information.
    • Use in-text citation or footnote even if you use your own words
    • 29. Use quotation marks or indent with footnote or in-text citation when using exact quotes
    • 30. Your in-text citation will correspond with an entry in your References page
    • 31. Confused, check with your instructor
    • 32. If in doubt, document your source
  • In-text Citations
    Basic – 1 author
    ...students demonstrated solid understanding of the concepts and information (Jones, 2001).
    Jones (2001) found that students demonstrated a solid understanding of the concepts and information.
  • 33. Unknown author: Use brief title
    The study revealed a strong positive correlation between the two variables (“Learn APA", 2006).
    Organization as author:
    The American Psychological Association (2000) reported that...
  • 34. List of references
    Alphabetical by author last name
    1st line at left margin; other lines indent ½”
    is used
  • 35. APA Reference Citations
    Database article
    Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (issue), Pages. Retrieved <Month Day, Year> from <name of database> database.
  • 36. Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L.,& Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3). Retrieved February 20, 2003, from PsycARTICLES database.
  • 37. Books
    Title: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
    Publisher: Washington, DC :American Psychological Association,c2001.
    Reference Desk - BF76.7 .P83 2001
    Title: The Little, Brown essential handbook /Jane E. Aaron.
    Author: Aaron, Jane E.
    Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2008
    Reference Desk - PE1112 .A24 2008
    Title: The curious researcher :a guide to writing research papers /Bruce Ballenger.
    Author: Ballenger, Bruce P.
    Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2007.
    Circulation - LB2369 .B246 2007
    Title: A writer's reference /Diana Hacker ; contributing authors, Nancy Sommers,Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn.
    Author: Hacker, Diana,
    Publisher: Boston :Bedford/St. Martins,c2007.
    Reference Desk - REF PE1408 .H2778 2007
  • 38. Helpful Links
    • 39.
    • 40.
  • Citation formatting tools
    • 41.
    • 42.
  • Check the APA Manual or Ask for help
  • 43. Still need to find resources on
    the Internet?
    Be sure to evaluate your sources