APA Style

When was the last time you checked out the APA Style website?

There are resources and examples to help with formatting your paper, style guidelines, in-text citations and references! Check out the Style and Grammar Guidelines:

The blog post is a great way to learn details about APA Style, like: From COVID-19 to demands for social justice: Citing contemporary sources for current events

For more great free resources on APA Style, be sure to visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (the OWL at Purdue)!

Pride Month

The Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month by offering a small sample of our library resources. Please browse our full selection in BrowZine, Kanopy and FASTsearch, or reach out to a librarian!




Library of Congress

UC Davis’ LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary

White House Proclamation 2021


Accessing articles just got easier…with Firefox too!

Way back in February, 2020 we made a post titled ‘accessing articles just got easier‘ detailing a great new tool called LibKey Nomad. At that time, Nomad was only available as a Chrome browser extension. However, now it is also available in Firefox! Hooray!

As a refresher, here’s a little more detail about this great tool:

We understand that sometimes your search for articles doesn’t begin on the Fielding library website. However, we still want to make sure that you are able to take advantage of all of the wonderful resources to which we subscribe. Accessing our subscription content is now easier than ever before thanks to a new tool: LibKey Nomad.

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension. Once installed, if you view a work on a public scholarly website that’s also available in our library, Nomad will notify you and quickly connect you to the full-text. You can install it and forget about it until it pops up to notify you when the full-text of a work is available.

To add it to Firefox, first head over to the Firefox extensions page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/.

Search for ‘libkey nomad’ and then choose ‘add to Firefox’:

Screenshot of how to add LibKey Nomad to Firefox

After you add the extension, you’ll be asked to select your institution. Choose Fielding Graduate University from the list and you’re good to go:

Screenshot of Firefox after adding LibKey Nomad extension

There’s nothing else to do at this point. You can close out of that tab and now LibKey Nomad is installed. It looks like a small green teardrop icon in your browser.

All of the functionality is the same as in the Chrome browser. You can check out our LibKey Nomad Set-Up Guide to see more details.

LibKey Nomad was created with privacy in mind and does not cache any credentials. You can read more about their privacy policies at the bottom of this page: https://thirdiron.com/libkey-nomad/

Please reach out to us any time with questions: library@fielding.edu.

Happy Searching!

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In recognition of the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library at Fielding Graduate University offers a sample of library resources.


Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded
“Looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media…”
Island of Warriors
By the numbers, some of the country’s most underserved veterans.

Queer Asian-Americans Share Their Stories



Asian American Journal of Psychology through Proquest
Journal of Asian American Studies through Proquest
Asian Affairs – An American Review through Taylor & Francis


PBS collection
Stories that explore the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 

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: