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Citizen Science

This guide introduces citizen science, public participation and collaboration in scientific research.

Search terms

Citizen science is just one term used to identify research and projects that incorporate the public in scientific research. This can make it difficult to locate scholarly and non-scholarly information on the subject. Here are some of the search terms you may try when exploring the topic:

  • Citizen Science
  • Community Science
  • Participatory science
  • Civic science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Participatory action research

For more information:

search terms for citizen science research


Suggested Databases: Science

Suggested Databases: Humanities and Social Science



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