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HDFS101: Individual and Family Development

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You should never have to pay for an article as a student! Access databases through the Libraries website and you won't be asked to pay for any sources you find.

Don't see a PDF or HTML option? Use the Find it at CSU button.

Example of Find It at CSU button in EBSCO database entry

If you see Full text availability, click on the blue link. It should lead to you to a page on the publisher’s website where you will see a PDF button to get to the full text.

Example of full text availability option after clicking on Find it at CSU button

If you see No full text available or How to get it, try signing in if you haven’t already. If you still see no full text options, click on CSU-Fort Collins Interlibrary Loan. This will take you to a form where you can ask CSU Libraries to get the article from another library (for free to you because tuition).

Once you submit the request, you’ll typically get an email saying the article is ready within 24 hours. The email will tell you how to get to the article in your Interlibrary Loan account online.

Example of Interlibrary Loan option when trying to find the full text of a source

Use American Psychological Association (APA) style

In APA PsycInfo

Use the Cite button in a database record to get citation examples in different styles. Scroll down to APA 7th edition for a citation for your source.

screenshot of APA citation from database

Always double check the citation! You may need to correct small capitalization, punctuation, or date errors.

Online help

APA formatting and style guide - Excelsior College OWL 
Click-through guide with citation examples and more

Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style
Interactive tutorial by the APA.

APA guidance from the CSU Writing Center (online)   
APA guidance from the CSU Writing Center.

Official guide

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (print)
Libraries copies of the complete 7th edition guide to APA style.

Cite in APA: example



This is just an example! Your citations may look a little different depending on the information.

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