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Psychology: Write & Cite/RefWorks

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in psychology.

Selected Books

Print Handouts on Refworks

APA Publication Manual

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, nursing, education, business, and related disciplines.

APA Style Links

Organize Your Citations with RefWorks

To begin using Refworks to collect and organize citations for your research and create bibliographies, you will first need to set up an account.

  • Go to our RefWorks page.
  • Click on the Create Account link.
  • Enter your JSU Email address and click the "Check" button.
  • You will receive a "success" message and will be asked to create a password.
  • When you receive an activation email, you will need to validate your email address to continue.
  • After you validate your email, you will be re-directed to RefWorks where you will enter your name, role (student, faculty, etc.), and department affiliation.
    • You may also be asked if you want to install the "Save to RefWorks" browser bookmarklet and if you would like to install one of the RefWorks paper writing helpers.
  • After you have setup your account, you will be redirected to that account and can begin adding your research.

Once your account is created, you can go to our RefWorks page and login using your JSU email address and your password.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Paula Barnett-Ellis at or (256) 782-5249. If I am not available, call the Library Reference Desk at (256) 782-8034 or 1-800-782-5291.

More information is available in the RefWorks User Guide in the ExLibris Knowledge Center

Tools for Writing with RefWorks