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Greetings! I'm honored to be your personal librarian for Psych 1020

I can help you pick a topic, find articles, or answer any other question.  Seriously.  I got you!

I share office hours with an awesome team of librarians, so if you'd like some one-on-one help click here to book an appointment or let me know a time that works for you We're here for you!

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Scenario: You have to write a short paper for a class on the topic of evaluating studies which appear in popular sources. Below are several popular sources you are considering using.


Using the ABCD criteria on your handout, work with your team to score the source you are assigned.


Consider: Can a source be credible without being peer reviewed?

Is your source credible? Is the study referenced in the popular source Peer Reviewed?

Has the popular source interpreted the study correctly?

Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources, paying particular attention to a study cited in the source:

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Source 4

Source 5

Source 6

Source 7

Source 8






On campus? Visit the JWU Writing Lab at either the Academic Success Center at Downcity or Harborside for fast and easy help with assignments.

Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, peer-to-peer and professional writing coaches are super kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. 

For in-person tutoring, help with accommodations for students living with disabilities, and study-skills workshops, contact the Academic Success Center, via USucceed in jwulink, Academics tab.

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Did you know you can also submit your paper online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Smarthinking for feedback by professional tutors within 24 hours?  It's FREE!  Look for the link in jwulink, under the Academics tab, under Tutoring.


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APA may be new to many of you. Let's review the basics!

Start by clicking here, to visit the OWL, which is an awesome, amazing, sweeeeeet website, and your best friend when it comes to APA.

APA citation basics

When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication and not the page number in your in-text reference. All sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

Now, let's play a game!  Click here to play with APA


Here's an example of how you would cite in the paragraph itself:


In Black Panther, Coates (2016) portrays the first mainstream black superhero in a graphic novel as the hero we all desperately need, who must overcome overwhelming odds to survive a violent terrorist uprising in Wakanda.


Coates presents strong feminine characters whose perspectives are clearly valued by the main character for their honesty,  such as "You have lost your way, my King' (2016, p.1).


APA values the year of publication first and foremost, so it is always present in the text of a paper.


In most instances, introduce a source before you quote or paraphrase, but an in-text citation is acceptable if this is not possible.


According to Field (2015), everything was amazing (p. 245).

(Field, 2015, p. 245)


The authors of another study (2015) agreed (p. 245)


Here's an example of you would cite the full reference at the end of your paper:


Coates, T., Stelfreeze, B., Sprouse, C., Martin, L., (Comic book artist),, Sabino, J., & Meyers, S. (2017). Black panther (Vol. 1, a nation under our feet /). New York, NY: Marvel Worldwide,, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC.

Confused?  Take a look at this sample APA Paper, for detailed help, reach out via our Ask a Librarian chat service, or make an appointment with a Writing Coach at the Academic Success Center.


Did you know you can copy and paste full citations if you use the library's databases?

1. Save time -  look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.

2. Scroll to the style you need (APA)

3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper

Ta Da!  You're done!  Well, almost.  Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.


Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations?  Use the OWL It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go or reach out to me for help!  Look for the Academics tab in JWULink - then, click Usucceed and search for Providence - Writing Lab or Harborside - Writing Lab.