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The new APA Style 7th edition has arrived

The American Psychological Association (APA) released the seventh edition at the end of October 2019. The APA Manual is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing that have evolved in the ten years since the previous edition came out.

Changes in APA 7th edition aim at simplifying referencing and in-text citation. The Library has updated its APA pages fo the new edition [https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/support/citations-and-referencing/apa-american-psychological-association-style/] and notable changes in the seventh edition are detailed there (http://bit.ly/APA7th-changes).

APA is the most widely used referencing style used in coursework at UC. The Library supports students in the use of APA referencing and we recommend that courses adopt the new APA 7th edition from Semester 1 next year.

For scholarly writing the APA Manual has:

  • a new chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and intersectionality.
  • expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism and navigate the publication process.

Copies of the new, full-colour APA Manual are held in the PJH Central Library and the EPS Library. [http://ipac.canterbury.ac.nz/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=a&npp=30&index=bib&term=2799943]

Image of the cover of the APA Manual at https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=1433832151/LC.GIF&client=ucanterburyl&upc=&oclc

Library Survey 2019

We’re looking at ways we can improve our services and we need your help.

We’ve developed a short (5-8 minute) survey to provide us (the University of Canterbury Library) with information about how our users interact with the Library’s staff and resources.

The objectives of the survey is to further understand how we can offer timely, appropriate support and effective information at the point of need and to provide users with the opportunity to communicate openly and honestly with the Library.

The survey will be available  from 9 September – 6 October.

The competition is open to UC Students and subscription borrowers.

https://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2oEgjDh2Ul2hdvn?Q_R=R_2CB5a2f52JDPcnf

 

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Research Futures Symposium

The UC Research Futures Symposium is on August 29-30.  The symposium includes a range of presentations on the changing nature of research and the tools available to support research.

Researchers are invited to discuss their changing research support needs during the “salon” sessions.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Daniel Hook, CEO Digital Science, co-founder of Symplectic and a theoretical physicist
  • Professor Ginny Barbour, QUT, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group,
  • Sarah Townsend, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

There will also be presentations from UC researchers and research support staff as well as speakers from industry and other organisations.

See https://canterbury.libguides.com/research-futures for more information about the symposium, including the programme.

We welcome you to participate however spaces are limited, so please register for the event to save your seat.

This event is being organised by Research & Innovation, the Library, and IT Services, with the support of our sponsors: Dell, Digital Science, Clarivate, Dropbox, Figshare, Altmetric, Research Professional and Catalyst.