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PSY 312 - Research Methods in Psychology: Library Info and Resources

The Publication Manual of the APA

Refer to the Publication Manual of the APA for detailed information on how to cite your sources.

The library's copies of the Manual are held on the Reference and Information Desk shelves.  The call number is REF. BF76.7 .P83 2020

More Help With APA Style

Purchase the APA Publication Manual.

Take a look at the APA LibGuide.

This Sample APA Style paper is also a helpful resource.

RefWorks for Citation Management

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool that is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. You can access RefWorks at

With RefWorks you can:

  • Gather references automatically from article databases and indexes while you research
  • Insert formatted references into your paper in a variety of styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)
  • Format your footnotes and bibliographies
  • Create a personal research database online 
  • Share references with others

When accessing RefWorks, new users need to create a username and password. You must use your email to register.

Questions about RefWorks can be directed to the reference librarians at 

Find Articles From Peer-Reviewed Journals


Search Tips: 

- Include keywords to identify relevant articles:

Example: learning AND (memory OR recall) AND cognition

To limit (narrow) your search:

- Use the scholarly/peer reviewed limiter

- Use the publication date limiter to find current articles (past 7 years)

- If possible, limit to Research articles (Tip: you can look for the word study in the Abstract

-If no Research articles are available, you might find a recent Review article and check its references list for current Research articles.


How can I tell if it's a research article?

Look for these elements in the article:

  • Background
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Academic research articles will almost always include sections with these headings.  If you see them, you know you're reading a research article.

If you find a recent Review article, you can check its references list for current Research articles.

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