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APA Style Manual, 7th ed., 2020

The latest APA Style Manual is only available in print.  The following resources offer you explanations & examples and supplement the most current edition.


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Conducting a Literature Search

Introduction to Guide

Welcome to this course, an upper-division writing course that introduces you to methods and resources that will support naturalistic field research.  You will work at the intersection of natural environments and environment & behavioral theories.  This guide will offer you some hints and strategies as well as resources that will support your assignment of a research paper and some hints for working on the Extra Credit Options:

Students enrolled in this course come as majors in each of Social Ecology's Departments.  For each department the subject librarian has created a Resource Guide highlighting the resources in the covered disciplines:

Remember that the preparation and results for leading or conducting a Focus Group are different than participating in one.  Some background information may include these guides:

Databases that maybe particularly useful to consult about your research topic and refined by Focus Group include the following and one caveat, articles published by Elsevier in 2019 & 2020 are not available without requesting them individually using the REQUEST function, after you click through the UCeLinks icon for each article:


Hints for Extra Credit #1 - Commenting on content/threads

In order to better contextualize your comments you may want to consider some current opinions from News & Media sources.  Local newspapers may include the LA Times, NY Times, Politico-Pro & Politico Pro California plus other sources noted in that Guide.

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