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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

The UC Policy Library resources

Contact Officers and Approval Authorities can access a number of resources to assist them through the policy development and review process. These are available through UCPL webpages, templates and exemplars.

Have a read of the  Metapolicy. This has information on the structures around policy at UC.

Want to know what policies are coming up for review and how to provide feedback on a UCPL policy document ? Check out the  documents due for review to see what you can provide feedback on!

Then, get in contact with the contact officer, the contact officer details page on the UC website identifies who is which role for you!


Redeveloped Kā Kohika site makes artworks and archives more discoverable

UC Library has made it easier to discover and access UC’s amazing artworks and archives through our reinvented Kā Kohika site

Kā Kohika enables you to browse, search, bookmark,  and request to view these unique treasures. Over 28,000 digital images have been uploaded to the site, providing a rich source of images for teaching, research, assignments or other purposes such as marketing. The original items can be viewed in the reading room at Macmillan Brown Library.

New and improved features include:

  • enhanced visibility of Māori and Pasifika content,
  • mobile compatibility,
  • curated themes, tailored to teaching topics or special events,
  • new search result filters, such as digitised items only,
  • improved data structures, layout and navigation,
  • social media sharing.

Our artworks and archives are much loved and regularly used by all sorts of people from UC, our local community and beyond. We hope that Kā Kohika will encourage new users to explore and discover these unique taonga.

Withdrawn Library Books to Giveaway

Head to the Central Library on Thursday 24 May, from 1.15 – 3.30 pm, Room 210, Level 2,  Puaka-James Hight.

Books are withdrawn if they are no longer relevant for teaching and research or they are damaged in some way. This is a much smaller giveaway but there is a variety of items:

  • young adult fiction
  • science topics published 1920-1940s
  • CDs

Donations not required for the collection, journal boxes, book ends. Please bring a bag or box with you.

Library Book Giveaway – 29 September

The next withdrawn library book giveaway is on Friday 29 September, 12.15-2.30pm.

You have the opportunity to obtain withdrawn library books for your personal collection at the next Library giveaway on Level 3, north side, Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building. The new owner is the first person who wants the book. Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for; or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced; or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.

The items in this giveaway include: maps of the Antarctic region; various donations from a range of disciplines, which were not required for the collection; English Literature 17th and 18th century; duplicate copies of Art of Asia from the 1980s; Textbooks older versions; duplicates and damaged books and sheet music.