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Research Guides

TEDU 101: Introduction to Teaching

Library Instruction: TEDU 101

Citing Sources

APA Style is the standard for publications of the American Psychological Association (APA). While originally designed for the field of psychology, the style has been widely adopted by other social and behavioral sciences, e.g., social work, education, sociology. The authoritative source is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th edition (2nd printing).

The links below lead to APA style citation examples from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) @ Purdue University. Follow the formats provided.



How to Search for Articles in ERIC

School of Education Students

The best way for you to find appropriate library resources is through one of the two Blackboard collections designed especially for School of Education students. We recommend that you follow the instructions for self-enrolling as that will put the Blackboard resource you chose on your list of Courses in Blackboard. These resources do not expire, so they will be listed throughout your time at VCU. If you do not want to self-enroll, just click on the appropriate link below.

To self-enroll:

  1. Open Blackboard
  2. Log into your Blackboard account
  3. Select the Courses tab
  4. Type one of the course names above into the "Course Search" box, e.g. education master, education doctoral, and select "Go"
  5. Hover over the course name and click on the chevron [Menu Options:Course ID] and then on ENROLL
  6. On the Self Enrollment page, select SUBMIT