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SE 195 & 195W - Field Studies - Fall 2020: Home

APA Style Manual, 7th ed., 2020

The latest APA Style Manual is only available in print.  The following resources offer you explanations & examples and supplement the most current edition.


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Resources on Pandemic Activities Related to Academic Life

There are many resources that people both afflicted with COVID-19, their caregivers and friends, associates and families have created to document some of the recent experiences and may contribute to your creative insights as you consider how to document what impact the pandemic has had on you, your family and associates.

Some of these sources related closely to the academic experience.  They are noted to give you ideas and to share what others have done.  Make sure that you are using the VPN when connecting.

News & Media Sources

The power of the media and social media in documenting everything related to COVID-19 and  is covered in News, Newspapers, Media of all kind including Case Studies, Film & Videos, Photos, Interviews, Documentaries, etc.  The following sources will lead you to content that has covered the pandemic or social justice movements underway.

Introduction to Guide

Welcome to this course, an upper-division writing course that introduces you to methods and resources that will support naturalistic field research.  You will work at the intersection of natural environments and environment & behavioral theories.  This guide will offer you some hints and strategies as well as resources that will support your assignment of a research paper and some hints for working on the Extra Credit Options:

Students enrolled in this course come as majors in each of Social Ecology's Departments.  For each department the subject librarian has created a Research Guide highlighting the resources in the covered disciplines:

Additional Research Guides that may be of interest:

Remember that the preparation and results for leading or conducting a Focus Group are different than participating in one.  Some background information may include these guides:

Databases that maybe particularly useful to consult about your research topic and refined by Focus Group include the following and one caveat, articles published by Elsevier in 2019 & 2020 are not available without requesting them individually using the REQUEST function, after you click through the UCeLinks icon for each article:


Hints for Extra Credit #1 - Commenting on content/threads

In order to better contextualize your comments you may want to consider some current opinions from News & Media sources.  Local newspapers may include the LA Times, NY Times, Politico-Pro & Politico Pro California plus other sources noted in that Guide.

Books about Pandemics

The following subject headings will direct you to more  relevant resources on pandemics:

  • Animals as carriers of disease
  • Epidemics
  • Zoonoses

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