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Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Library resources to support the education and research activities at PEREC

Online Research Help Spring 2021

UPDATE:   1.4.2021

Mason Libraries regular in-person hours begin on Jan. 25, 2021 to serve the needs of Mason faculty, staff and students. For more information, please visit our  FAQ page (https://library.gmu.edu/faq-page) and our Library Services Updates page (https://library.gmu.edu/covid-19-updates.) Library hours are here ( https://library.gmu.edu/library-hours .)

 

For Research Help:

During Spring 2021 I will be working at Mercer Library on the SciTech Campus and remotely. I will be checking my email regularly during this time. Library instruction and Research meetings will be conducted via email, Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate. 

Take care!

Kim Hoffman

Begin your research

Welcome to the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center Infoguide.

Use this guide to discover environmental sciences resources available to you at Mason and online.

EVPP 302 Research

APA Module

Watch this video on APA Citation Style

Note: Changes in APA formatting:
Summary of notable changes (thanks to  College of DuPage Library  https://www.codlrc.org/APA_7)
·       Website URLs no longer need to be preceded with “Retrieved from:”.
·       Ebooks no longer require type of ebook to be listed (e.g. PDF, Kindle etc)
·       Journal DOIs now displayed as a doi.org URL instead of “DOI:” prefix. 
         For example: “DOI: 10.1109/5.771073” becomes “https⁚//doi.org/10.1109/5.771073”
·       The publisher location is no longer required. 
         For example:  “New York: Macmillan” is now just “Macmillan”.
·       The running head rules are “simplified,” and running heads are 
         not required for student papers
·       The first in-text citation of a work by more than two authors may list 
        only the first author, followed by “et al.”
·       The reference section lists up to 20 authors for a single work
 

Take this APA Quiz

IN-Class materials

 

Related Research Guides

The following guides may be useful for doing research in environmental sciences: