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Blog Terms of Use

The Editors hope that you will enjoy the NNN blog, and find insights that you can use in your profession or daily life. If you do use an idea from the NNN blog in your written work, you must cite it. For most publications, the citation for an online reference should include the author, publication date, title of the post, title of the site, and the URL. Some publications also require the date that you viewed the site. In APA format, a citation of one of our posts would look like:

Kastens, K.A. (2009). "Hypothesis templates" for extracting meaning from spatial information. Earth and Mind: the Blog. Retrieved August 12, 2009, from

If you develop a research on learning project based on an idea that you gleaned from the NNN blog, please let us know. Catalyzing new and interdisciplinary research was one of the goals of the Synthesis of Research on Thinking & Learning in the Geosciences Project, which inspired our NNN blog, and we'd like to know that this has worked.

Authors of NNN posts retain the copyright to their work. However, we encourage the dissemination of the material on this site for noncommercial purposes (like education), as long as attribution is retained. To this end, the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.

Illustrations used in NNN posts are either the original work of the blog post author, in the public domain, used with permission of the copyright holder, made available through a Creative Commons license, or a small part of a copyrighted work used under fair use for criticism or in a transformative manner. Clicking on the illustration will bring up a page of information about the illustration, including format, size, provenance and conditions for reuse. Please respect any conditions on reuse.