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APA 7 – There’s a rule for that!

APA coverThe American Psychological Association (APA) announced a revised version of their Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in a 7th edition last Fall.  The APA announced that the new version would supersede the 6th edition during Spring 2020 semester, and most GRCC academic departments decided to make the move to the 7th edition this semester.

At GRCC, APA Style is typically used by: Business; Communication; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Exercise Science; Gerontology; Medical Assistant; Nursing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Psychology; Radiologic Technology; Social Work; and, Sterile Processing.

Thanks goes to librarian Natalie Karsten who updated the Citing Sources Subject Guide with APA 7 rules for reference pages and in-text citations, and links to sources that will help students and their professors. Citing Sources is appended to almost all Library Subject Guides – so it’s easy to find.

If you need help citing, the easiest way to get it is to use Ask-a-Librarian.

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Fall 2020 Phase 4 Library Service Hours Announced

As of Monday, August 31, 2020:

Library & Learning Commons Building H ours:technology

  • Mon-Thu: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM – 12 noon
  • All students are required to swipe in with their RaiderCard.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing are required.

Circulation: drop-off / pickup of library materials, laptops, hot spots, headsets, & webcams.

  • Library materials (including Course Reserve textbooks) requested through the RaiderSearch Library Catalog or by phone (616-234-3872).
  • Technology Check-Outs: Laptops, apply here; hotspots, headsets, & webcams at the Circulation Desk.

Computers, RaiderCard accessible copy machines, and study tables are available; no access beyond the 1st Floor, except for students with Tutoring appointments or those taking classes in the Tutoring classroom.

Virtual Reference & Instruction Hours: See the Virtual Services Subject Guide for details.

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30 AM – 8 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5 PM

Document Delivery  Interlibrary Loan services – in both print and digital formats – are available. Mel ordering will start again Sept. 8.

 

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GRCC Library: We’re Here For You!

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Writing Annotations?

Do you need to research and write an annotated bibliography instead of a full-length research paper? Well, you’re in luck – the Library can help with that!  Check out the Annotations Tab on the Citing Sources Subject Guide.    Learn the difference between descriptive and critical annotations, and see examples of each.

If you are not sure of which citation format you should use for this class, check your Blackboard syllabus.  And, if you need help with citing, please Ask-a-Librarian.

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Citation Needed?

Citation Needed signIt’s that time of the year – when research assignments are soon due and students are typing furiously. Don’t forget to cite your sources! Librarians can help in multiple ways:

  1. The Citing Sources Subject Guide provides tips to APA, Chicago, and,  MLA styles, as well as links to the well-respected Purdue OWL resources.
  2. Most of our Research Databases have built-in citation generators. Look for a CITE icon.  You may need to clean the citation up a bit, but it will still be faster than starting from scratch.
  3. Ask-a-Librarian librarians will be happy to take a look at your citation list. You can copy and paste it into the message and be sure to tell us what style you are supposed to be following.

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