APA Style Website Highlights

Have you had a chance to check out the new APA Style website? With the launch of the 7th edition of their Publication Manual, the APA revamped their style website, making it easier than ever before to access the help materials you need.

Here are a few highlights:
Bias-Free Language: Access this page to find general principles for reducing bias in your writing as well as a number of specific examples addressing individual characteristics such as racial and ethnic identity, disabilities, sexual orientation, and more.
Reference Examples: Connect to this page to see common reference examples in various formats such as textual works, audiovisual materials, online media, and even data sets.
Paper Format: Struggling with the minutia of formatting an APA paper? Check out this resource for guidance on things like margins, font size, creating a title page, and more. You’ll even find sample papers to help guide you through the process.
Instructional Aids: If you’re looking for quick reference guides to save or bookmark, be sure to check out the page with ‘handouts and guides’. You’ll find checklists, activities, guide documents, and infographics to help demystify all things APA.

If you’re having trouble finding the specific guidance you need, make sure to give the APA Style Blog a try. Style experts use this space to make posts about common questions or new formats so it’s a great supplement to the full site.

The Fielding Library can also help you find further resources. If you’re dealing with a persnickety citation issue, feel free to reach out and we’ll work to get you connected to the guidance you need.

Happy Styling!

Zotero quick tip

Have you ever lost your Zotero citation dialog ribbon?

I use Word 2019 for Mac.  When I opened my Word document and clicked the “Add/Edit Citation” button to create in-text citations, nothing happened!

Then I found the ribbon behind my Word document!  Why was this happening?  After posting my concern on the Zotero forum, a helpful Zotero developer informed me: “You can’t have Word maximized on your desktop when using Zotero!”  Really?

Here’s how to remedy the problem: The green button on Word for Mac will maximize or shrink your screen. 

If you click that button and your Word document becomes too small, you can grab and drag the edges to make the document larger:

Now the Zotero citation dialog ribbon will appear in front of the Word document, and you can insert in-text citations!

Happy citing!

Women’s History Month

The Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University would like to highlight this sample of resources in observance of Women’s History Month.









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Devnew, L.E. and Storberg‐Walker, J. (2018), Women and Leadership—How Do Differences Matter? Journal of Leadership Studies, 12: 38-41. https://doi-org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1002/jls.21562

Matlin, M. W. (2010). Writing (and Rewriting) about the Psychology of Women. Sex Roles, 62(3-4), 166-172. doi:https://dx.doi.org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s11199-010-9741-2

Mubarak, N., Ferguson, C.J. (2020) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies…and Statistics: Effects of Powerful Female Role-Models in Media on attitudes towards women, and female viewer anxiety. Current Psychology. https://doi-org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00605-7


The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

17 books that are essential reading for Women’s History Month

African American History Month

The Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University would like to highlight the following resources to celebrate African American History Month.




Doharty, N. (2019). ‘I FELT DEAD’: Applying a racial microaggressions framework to black students’ experiences of black history month and black history. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 22(1), 110-129. doi:10.1080/13613324.2017.1417253

King, L. J. (2019). Interpreting black history: Toward a black history framework for teacher education. Urban Education, 54(3), 368-396. doi:10.1177/0042085918756716

Mirza, H. S. (2009). Plotting a history: Black and postcolonial feminisms in ‘new times’. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 12(1), 1-10. doi:10.1080/13613320802650899

Additional resources:

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture virtual exhibitions

New Self-Paced Library Course

We are delighted to announce that our new Self-Paced Library Course is now live in Moodle!

The course consists of eight learning modules designed to familiarize you with our library resources and learn tips and strategies to construct effective library searches. Each module consists of instructional materials and knowledge-check activities so you can practice what you have learned. 

The course is open to all students and faculty. You can access the course on the Library website.

Complete the course to unlock bragging rights and your certificate of completion!

New – HeinOnline Social Justice Suite of databases

To honor their “core value of corporate citizenship” HeinOnline recently made a set of three databases, known collectively as the ‘Social Justice Suite’, freely available to all interested institutions. We are pleased to announce that these resources are now accessible through the Fielding Library.

Each collection is comprised of a multitude of document types including scholarly articles; legal documents such as statutes, committee hearings, and Supreme Court briefs; and external links to additional relevant resources.

Use the links below to connect to the help guides for each resource which provide additional information and navigating advice. You can access the databases directly from the ‘Databases’ list on the library website:

National Native American Heritage Month

The Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University celebrates National Native American Heritage Month by highlighting the following resources and events:


Selected books:

Selected articles:

Evans-Campbell, T. (2008). Historical trauma in American Indian/Native Alaska communities: A multilevel framework for exploring impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence23(3), 316–338. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260507312290

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R. (2007). “They might think I was crazy”: Young American Indians’ reasons for not seeking help when suicidal. Journal of Adolescent Research22(1), 58–77. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558406295969

Goodkind, J., LaNoue, M., Lee, C., Freeland, L. and Freund, R. (2012). Involving parents in a community‐based, culturally grounded mental health intervention for American Indian youth: Parent perspectives, challenges, and results. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(4), 468-478. https://doi-org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1002/jcop.21480

Gone, J. P. (2007). “We never was happy living like a whiteman” : Mental health disparities and the postcolonial predicament in American Indian communities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3-4), 290-300. doi:http://dx.doi.org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10464-007-9136-x

Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim? poster
Yolanda Lopez
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection
SFMOMA Accessions Committee Fund purchase

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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2020 Hispanic Heritage Theme:

“Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future”¹

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started as a week long observation in 1968, and was expanded to a month-long commemoration in 1988.²


Why kick off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15th?

September 15th marks Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico’s independence day is September 16th, Chile’s is September 18th.

What does Hispanic mean?

The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central America, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, more than 50.5 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Hispanics trace their heritage to the following countries that were colonized by Spain and continue to use Spanish as an official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Latino, Latina, Latinx?

The Merriam-Webster’s definition of Latinx.

Daniel Hernandez’s LA Times opinion piece: The case against “Latinx”.

NBC News To Be Or Not to Be Latinx? For Some Hispanics, That Is the Question





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Alexander Street Video Collection


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Alexander Street Video


Journal articles:

Agius Vallejo, J & Stephanie L. Canizales (2016) Latino/a professionals as
entrepreneurs: how race, class, and gender shape entrepreneurial incorporation, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39:9, 1637-1656, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1126329
Alcocer, L. F., & Martinez, A. (2018). Mentoring Hispanic Students: A
Literature Review. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 17(4), 393–401. https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192717705700
Parra, L. A., & Hastings, P. D. (2018). Integrating the neurobiology of
minority stress with an intersectionality framework for LGBTQ-latinx populations. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018(161), 91-108. doi:10.1002/cad.20244


National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials(NALEO) Educational Fund a non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities- for the institutional development of the member colleges and universities and for the advancement of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students in the United States of America.

MANA, A Latina Organization to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy.

MALDEF, the Latino Legal voice for Civil Rights in America, promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health work to improve the quality of care and its availability to all.

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES): Latinos in Science and Engineering is the foremost Latino organization for the development of STEM leaders in the academic, executive, and technical communities.

1.From nationalcouncilhepm.org
2. From https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/


Image of the Juneteenth flag


Today is Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1st, 1863, it was not until June 19th, 1865 that General Gordon Granger and Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that enslaved African Americans were now free.

We invite you to learn more about this day by exploring some of these resources on the web:

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Check out their blog post ‘The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth’:

Be sure to also visit their Juneteenth webpage to find links out to many more resources including videos and photos: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

In the Family Fun section you can find the ‘Make a flag for Juneteenth’ activity: https://nmaahc.si.edu/sites/default/files/images/juneteethflagactivity.pdf

Library of Congress’ ‘The Birth of Juneteenth; Voices of the Enslaved’ blog post

Many news articles have been published in the last few days with more information about this topic and the surrounding issues. We encourage you to seek those out to learn more.

In the library:

Have you seen the Library Resource Guide created for the Building Inclusion Collaborative? There you will find citations, web resources and embedded videos on many topics of interest.

Did you know that the Fielding library’s subscription to Kanopy streaming video includes access to the 1,000+ titles in their Race & Class Studies collection? You can access these videos by logging in to the library site in Moodle and then clicking on the ‘Videos’ tab.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the Dr. Diane Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University would like to share a small sample of our resources* in recognition of this celebration!

*Be sure to login to MyFielding or your Moodle account before trying to access these resources:

Videos from Kanopy:

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The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement


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Female Political Activists in India


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An Afghan Feminist Rapper


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Apache Women Firefighters


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Female Jazz Musicians






  • Sanchez-Hucles, J., & Davis, D. D. (2010). Women and women of color in leadership: Complexity, identity, and intersectionality. American Psychologist, 65(3), 171-181. DOI:10.1037/a0017459
  • Scott, M., Brown, F., Marshall, K., Judd, E. J., Braboy, L., & Jhaveri-Mehta, S. (2012). Women Psychologists: Multiple Paths, Similar Yet Distinct Identities.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 52(3), 279–303. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167811420298
  • Johnson, V. M. (2018). The Half Has Never Been Told: Maritcha Lyons’ Community, Black Women Educators, the Woman’s Loyal Union, and “the Color Line” in Progressive Era Brooklyn and New York. Journal of Urban History, 44(5), 835–861. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144217692931
  • Joanna de Groot (2018) Women’s History in Many Places: reflections on plurality, diversity and polyversality. Women’s History Review, 27:1, 109-119, https://doi-org.fgul.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/09612025.2016.1250528


Fielding Dissertations:

  • Fowler, P. (2016). Navajo female leaders: Weaving together their experiences, culture and community
  • Elkes, B. H. (2003). Reflections on the small screen: The changing role of women in american society as portrayed by prime -time television
  • Buckmaster, S. B. (2007). Standing up and standing proud: Senior executive women who advocate for gender -equity.
  • Clark, D. F. (2019). Women, relational leadership and power: A qualitative study of how senior women leaders experience, conceptualize, and practice leadership and power. 
  • Lascuola-Waddell, M. (2016). Women’s identity development: Investigating moratorium and relational paths for midlife doctoral students.


“The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history”: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

National Women’s Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month