Writing with APA Style
A great resource for APA style questions as well as other styles, is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Or for a complete overview, check out this 50 minute online tutorial from Harvard School of Education: Everything you ever wanted to know about APA format but were afraid to ask. http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=apa_exposed
APA Topic Guides
Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.
Search for articles on your topic in one of the following online databases. Or visit our Online Resources page for more options or contact Evelyn Day for more options.
•PsycINFO Contains citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, and many more. Journal coverage includes 1,700 periodicals written in over 30 languages. PsycINFO is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association.
•Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
•SocINDEX with Full Text Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, religion, social development, social psychology, social work, substance abuse and many others. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers.
•PubMed - comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Have citation. Where's the full text?
If you have the citation (author, title, title of the journal, page number, etc) for an article and want to get a copy of it follow these steps:
- Search the library catalog for the journal title (specify “journal title” in the drop-down box). There is a catalog record for every journal available to our students, whether in print or on line.
- If it's available online, click on the database whose coverage dates include the date of your citation. Search for the volume and issue number of your citation within the journal.
- If it's available in print or microforms, stop by the Reference Desk in Fondren Library Center for info on how to access it.
- Last resort - Interlibrary Loan If we don't have the journal online or in print you can order a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
Look journals up in the library catalog by title, choosing "journal title" from the drop-down menu on the basic search screen. If we have the journal in full-text, there will be a catalog record showing which databases contain it and the dates covered. If we have the journal in print, this will also appear in a catalog record.