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Services for Distance Students
The University Libraries offer distance services to students who take all of their classes:
at WCU Center City
at the Graduate Center
at the Exton Center
Get Materials Sent to You
Lots of our resources (86% in fact) are available online. However, if you find something we don't have online, we are happy to:
mail books and DVDs to you.
scan articles available only in print and book chapters.
ask other libraries to get a copy for you (free to you).
We'll talk about getting books sent to you in class today, but there's more information available in the
Distance Students Guide.
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Your professor gave you directions for accessing it in the syllabus as well.
Guides to APA online
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Covers all aspects of APA formatting (7th ed.), including the paper itself and references. From The Online Writing Lab (The OWL) at Purdue University.
Covers all aspects of creating a paper using APA formatting, citations, and reference list. Also provides help with grammar and punctuation. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
Use this list of common questions about references, punctuation, grammar, and style to get official answers directly from the American Psychological Association itself. For help with specific citation examples, use one of the other sites.
Citing ERIC Documents
How do you cite an ERIC document? This brief page from Indiana Wesleyan University shows how to cite it in APA format.
Logging into Library Resources
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Select Use Your West Chester University account, and you'll see this screen:
Enter your WCU email address and password and select Login. The full text article or other resource then loads.
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This usually happens when you don’t start your search from the library’s website. You can either:
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