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About the Guide

Writing a dissertation can be daunting, but our professional librarians are here to help. Contact us or stop by the reference desk during any open library hours at the Newtown Learning Resource Center or the Philadelphia Campus Library.

Holy Family's librarians created this guide to help you locate:

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Dissertations
  • Statistics 

We can also help you learn more about:


Try APA Style Central!

APA Style Central is now Academic Writer. Click the logo to get started. New user? Click here.

Need help with APA style? Those page numbers and headers getting you down? Don't know how to cite sources? You can use Academic Writer (formerly APA Style Central) to write and cite in APA style. Academic Writer includes tutorials to help you learn the ins and outs of APA format

  • To use this product, you must have a Holy Family Canvas username and password
  • Always use the links on the library’s web pages to access Academic Writer
  • From off-campus, you will log in twice - one time to authenticate your Holy Family affiliation and once to get into Academic Writer
  • From on-campus, you need to log into Academic Writer with your personal login. This is NOT your Canvas login. See “New Users” below for more information
  • To get started, click the logo below OR login from our Research Databases page

New Users –creating an account

  • From off-campus, click on Academic Writer. Log in with your Holy Family Canvas username and password
  • From on campus, simply click the Academic Writer link
  • Once at Academic Writer, go to "Welcome" on the top right of the page and register for an account. If you already have an APA Style Central account, just log in.

For help, contact a librarian at 267-341-3316 or email

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