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RES 5000 & 6000 - Research Methods - Jackson

APA Citation Help

APA Style Guides

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
ASU Ref Desk   BF76.7 .P83 2010
For updates on APA 6th, please see http://www.apastyle.org/

APA Style Guide to Electronic References
ASU Ref Desk   PN171.F56 A63 2007

Staying Organized

When you are involved in a lengthy research project you will want to stay organized. 

Useful strategies can include:

  • Starting with a concept map to visually explore topic.
  • Using a research strategy worksheet to explore terms and strategies.
  • Keeping track of what you have searched and in what databases/resources:
    • Create a research log -- use Word or similar. 
      • It is useful to note:  database/search engine used, terms searched, etc.
      • Sample:   Library Research Log      (Template developed by Ms. Glenn Ellen Starr-Stilling)
  • Using Zotero or similar citation management software to capture citations, pdfs, create bibliographies and more.
  • Creating a source matrix which allows you to summarize key facts and then review them in summary form.