ESR 204 -- Campbell: Home
Starting with the agency / organization doing the remediation
Example: EPA Superfund site at Portland Harbor
If you know who is responsible for the project you're researching, then you have an excellent starting point! Government agencies (federal, state, and local) are generally required to provide public records of projects, and their websites are easy to find.
A quick search in your favorite search engine (I like DuckDuckGo) will get you to the agency's project page. That will include most of the information you need for your case study.
Additional searches you might find useful include news databases, like Ethnic NewsWatch or Alt-PressWatch, to see how local communities report on and react to the project; and databases like Environmental Studies to find out more about methods or discoveries related to the project.
Starting with the issue and location
Example: Oregon Oak Prairie Restoration Efforts and Bluebird Populations
If you don't know who's in charge of the work, or if the work is not supported by a major agency or nonprofit, try searching Google Scholar (here's how to link Google Scholar to PCC databases). You'll find relevant journal articles; if you scroll down to Acknowledgments (usually just above the references), you'll find the funding sources for the project -- sometimes their websites will provide more information; sometimes you'll need to work with several articles to find out all that you need to know about the project. You may also want to search for the authors of the articles, and see what they've written about the project. News searches may be useful as well.
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CSE (Council of Science Editors) citation style
- MyBib citation makerFree citation maker -- you'll need to set the style to Council of Science Editors, Name-Year. Fill out the form and this site will create citations.
- Citation BuilderNorth Carolina State University provides a citation builder for CSE name-year citations. Just select your source type and CSE/CBE, fill out the form!
- CSE Quick GuideSample references and in-text citations from the Council of Science Editors -- make sure you're using the Name-Year tab.
- Guide to CSE Name-Year citation styleThe University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center provides a clear, simple guide to CSE style.
- CSE Documentation -- Name-Year MethodAnother guide from Austin Community College that includes an example of a completed CSE bibliography at the end.