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Citing this Site

A number of useful citation formats for web resources can be found here. In general you should include author, publication date, page title, title of the site, date you viewed the site, and the url. In APA format, a citation of one of our resources might look like this:

Slater, L. (2021) Evaluating the Health of an Urban Wetland using Electrical Resistivity, IGUaNA. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021, from https://serc.carleton.edu/iguana/teaching_materials/resistivity/index.html

Many pages within our sites list author information (e.g. for a particular example or activity) immediately below the page title. In areas of the site where a single author created a group of pages, you may need to visit the first page of the set to find the authorship information. If you cannot identify the author for a particular page or activity, please contact us for authorship information.

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Copyright & Reuse

We encourage the reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for noncommercial purposes 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. unless otherwise noted. Any exceptions to this license are noted in the footer of each page where the reuse information is provided for all the files, images and other materials on that page. Attribution should include at a minimum a link to the original material on the project website and credit to the original author (see above for determining that information). In most cases, including all the information in the citation format above is preferred.

Educational use of the material is generally "noncommercial" and therefore allowed with the following exceptions:

  • You may not sell access to the material (or derivatives thereof) with one exception. You are allowed to include the material in a coursepack or similar form as long as:
    • it is intended only for use by students in a specific course or courses at your own educational institution;
    • the cost of the coursepack is scaled to cover only the direct cost of reproduction (e.g. actual photocopying page costs).
  • Reproduction and distribution of originals or derivative works by for-profit educational institutions is considered commercial and not allowed under this default license.

If you believe that specific material on SERC sites has been posted in violation of copyright, Carleton College has registered an agent for notification of claims of copyright infringement pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act.

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