Helpful Resources for Chapter 4:
Finding, Reading, Citing, and Referencing Sources

pp. 119-129 Finding Sources
p. 126   Magazines versus journals

pp. 129-133 Reading and note taking
pp. 134-145 Citing Sources

p. 150  

p. 150: Referencing nontraditional sources (e.g., cd-roms, videos, television shows, dissertations)

p. 151, footnote 8: Information about Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

 p. 151, Footnote 9:

p. 163: Referencing nontraditional sources (e.g., cd-roms, videos, television shows, dissertations)

p. 166:  Stopping Word from underlining URLs

p. 168  Using computerized tools for formatting your references


Finding Sources



    Finding search terms

            The best source of keywords and related terms will be the PsycINFO thesaurus. However, if you do not have access to that resource, try the following.

    Online Browsing and Searching

Reading Articles

Note Taking

Clipping and organizing information from Internet sources

    Without fancy software: 


Tools for helping you keep track of your Internet sources and help you with your References section


    Plagiarism and taking notes on your sources

     Avoiding plagiarism

Checking your paper for plagiarism

  Citing and referencing sources in APA style


Getting Microsoft Word to Cooperate With APA Formatting Requirements

Sites that show you how to get Microsoft Word to produce the hanging indents you need for your references.  


Steps for stopping Microsoft Word from coloring and underlining the URL you want to put in your reference page.

You may be able to right click on the link and then choose "remove hyperlink." If that does not work,

  1. Go to the Tools Menu.
  2. Under tools, select "AutoCorrect"
  3. Under AutoCorrect, select the second menu "AutoFormat as you type"
  4. Uncheck the box titled "Internet paths with hyperlinks" (it is at the bottom of the second block of boxes).

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