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PSY309H5 Experimental Design and Theory: Resources

This guide supports the Experimental Design and Theory course offered to Psychology Specialists. It covers the basics of the research process and specialized psychology research databases.

APA Citation Style

APA 6th ed. (APA)

Well-structured tutorials on the APA style from the American Psychological Association.

APA 6th ed. Guide (Purdue OWL)

A comprehensive APA guide with great examples, including a full sample paper.

What is a DOI?

DOIs, or digital object identifiers, should be included in every complete APA citation.  Learn more about DOIs from this document.

DOI Resolver (crossref)

This free app links a resource with its DOI.

The Philosophy of Citing

When you are researching and writing for your psychology courses, you are practicing how to participate in the conversation of scholarship.

The main rule of conversation is showing where facts and ideas you did not originate actually came from. This is called citing.  Watch the video below to review the concepts of paraphrasing, quoting and citing:

Citation Management

Citation Management Guide

A page devoted to helping you explore citation management software like Zotero, RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, WizFolio and others.

RefWorks Login

Do you have a RefWorks account? If not, please be sure to click on the red link and create a new one. Please use only you U of T email address (as opposed to non-institutional ones) when registering for the service.

RefWorks Help Guide

A comprehensive online manual with answers for all questions on importing and formatting references. RefWorks is well supported by the UofT library catalogue and other scholarly research tools such as databases.