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Environmental Protection Technology

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Research and Writing in the Life Sciences

Writing Lab Reports


See KPU Library's guide to the 7th edition of APA Style for details on how to correctly cite sources in your writing.

The short video below, from the American Psychological Associaton, outlines some of the basics.

For your lab reports you may be citing sources from government websites and technical publications.

NOTE:  See the Title section of The BC Environmental Laboratory Manual, 2023 edition, for publication details. 


We'll use this Google Doc to practice making a few references to various types of sources you're most likely to use in your reports.


Zotero and Mendeley

Zotero is a free browser tool that keeps track of your articles and webpages, and creates citations in several formats. Sign up for a free account, and your personal library will be accessible from any computer with an internet connection.

For help learning how to use Zotero, please visit for downloading and support.

Also available for free, Mendeley allows you to import articles from supported websites as well as stored on your local device, making them accessible from anywhere. Creates references and bibliographies in many styles.