Research Links

NEW SOURCE FROM CAPSTONE TEACHERS: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/pure-gold-open-access-journals-at-sage

NY Times www.nytimes.com

This site gives you many current events views. This can also help narrow down lens depending on which section of the paper the article is placed.

EBSCO for Capstone – http://bit.ly/APCapstoneEBSCO

When using EBSCO, make sure that you choose to view ‘Full Texts’ otherwise you may not get what you are looking for, but only part of an article. You also want to watch out for the dates. Depending on your topic, you may not want something from the 1990s because there have been so many advances in that topic since then. Remember also that many of these articles will be pre-cited for you, so I would check and copy their MLA Citations.

Any government site – .gov

www.palmbeachschools.org > Students > Learning Tools (tile on Left) > High School > List of Sources

Purdue OWL – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ – This site can help you with MLA formatting and grammar.

Grammarly.com – google Grammarly and set it up on your computer at home. This will help reduce your grammar mistakes by pointing out many mistakes your spell check may miss.

Jurn.org – Academic Search Engine

Refseek.com – Academic Search Engine

Google Scholar

Library of Congress (www.loc.gov)

*Shout Out to Mr. O’Toole for adding links!

Here are some that the AP Research team uses:

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/

https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/PlanResearchPaper.html

http://writing.ku.edu/research-papers

Research Resources Master Document

These are the suggested steps for using this resource:

  1. Read the description provided to see if you want to check out the website.
  2. Click on the hyperlink for the website and check out all of the other webpages, websites, and data provided on the website. If you like the website, add it to your bookmarks on your browser and write it down in your research log.
  3. Check out the link to the Official Twitter if it is provided. Follow them and read their latest tweets, but also see who they suggest you should follow on the right side of the screen. Then, see who those accounts suggest you to follow. If you don’t have a twitter, I suggest making one just for this class. There are so many amazing and free resources on Twitter, as you will learn.
  4. Talk about and share any helpful resources with your classmates and teachers. Please let me know if I should add any links to this list! I know I am barely scratching the surface with this list…
  5. Have fun discovering and exploring the fascinating world of research!

Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Wealth of information for all students if you take the time to see what is available!

Official Twitter

The Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. This is one of my favorite websites. Please ask me how to use it if you don’t know why I love it!

Free College Courses:  “1,250 free online courses from the world’s leading universities —  Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 40,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.”

Amazing resources created by the reference librarians at each University. These guides contains a wealth of information on many different topics, including popular journals in the field.

Dartmouth Research Guide

FAU Library Guide

Cornell University Library Guide

FAU DIGITAL COLLECTIONS TWITTER

You can generally just google the name of any college plus “research guide” to find their version of the above websites. You can also google name of any college plus “Digital Collections” and the name of any college plus “Official Twitter” to find more resources.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature  in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys.

Scholars worldwide use the Baldwin Library for research in fables, fairy tales, alphabet books, morality tales and religious tracts, conduct of life, gender roles, comparison of editions, adventure stories, and boys’/girls’ series books.

The Florida Electronic Library: The Florida Electronic Library provides you with access to many online ebooks and academic journals through the Palm Beach County Library System. It can also help you find hard copy resources that are available at local libraries.

United States National Library of Medicine: databases and resources compiled by the United States National Library of Medicine.

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ERIC  is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Welcome to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.

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Education Studies (Early Childhood to Higher Education) datasets  Many of these sets are derived from federal reporting requirements to the Dept. of Education, though NCES does collect datasets that have been derived through federally funded research as well.

Disciplines: Education; Early Childhood; K-12; P-16; Higher Education (Postsecondary)

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Directory of Open Access Journals is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 50% of which comes from sponsors and 50% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.

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University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons

Scholarly Commons is the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository for gathering, indexing, storing, and making widely available the scholarly output of the Penn community. Reflecting the core values of inclusion, innovation, and impact in the Penn Compact 2020, Scholarly Commons shares the exceptional works of Penn faculty, staff, and students with a local, national, and global audience. Access to Scholarly Commons is free to all. Scholarly Commons is a service of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

100 Search Engines for Academic Research: This link is incredibly useful!

This is an exhaustive list of every academic discipline, including the big names in each field. Use this link as a jumping off point to understand a discipline, but never, ever use Wikipedia as a source:

Wikipedia: Academic Disciplines  An academic discipline or field of study is a branch of knowledge that is taught and researched as part of higher education. A scholar’s discipline is commonly defined and received by the university faculties and learned societies to which he or she belongs and the academic journals in which he or she publishes research. Disciplines vary between well-established ones that exist in almost all universities and have well-defined rosters of journals and conferences and nascent ones supported by only a few universities and publications. A discipline may have branches, and these are often called sub-disciplines. The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to academic disciplines.

Official Twitter for Wikipedia

Directory of Archival Organizations in the US and Canada:

“The word archives (usually written with a lower case a and sometimes referred to in the singular, as archive) refers to the permanently valuable records—such as letters, reports, accounts, minute books, draft and final manuscripts, and photographs—of people, businesses, and government. These records are kept because they have continuing value to the creating agency and to other potential users. They are the documentary evidence of past events. They are the facts we use to interpret and understand history.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  Anthropology, Ethnography, History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology

 

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US National Archives

“We have selected thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives. Use the search field above to find written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in our ever-expanding collection that spans the course of American history.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

Official Twitter: National Archives

 

Official Twitter: Archive News

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Government Archives

“Learn everything you need to know in order to get the most out of your in-person research at the Archives.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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Foreign Relations of the United States:

“The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department’s Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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Cold War International History Project:

“The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former ‘Communist bloc’ with the historiography of the Cold War.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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The National Security Archive

“As a pioneer of evidence-based research and primary source documentation, the Archive has achieved extraordinary, quantifiable success over the  past 30 years.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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UK National Archives

“Find out how to start your research at The National Archives and gain study skills.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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Hansard Parliamentary Debates (UK)

“This site has been produced from digitised editions of Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. This was part of a project led by the Commons and Lords libraries.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for:  History, International Relations, Political Science

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“Here at Dunnhumby, we understand the importance of great data and the analysts who make sense of it. Uncovering patterns, predicting trends, validating theories — insight gained through analysing customer data is the foundation of our business and key to the success of every one of our clients.

But more than that, we just really love data. We love connecting the dots. We love the human stories data can help you tell. And we love the people who love data as much as we do. That’s why we created Source Files, a platform for sharing real-world datasets where fellow data geeks – from professors to students to data scientists – can easily access rich data sources. Whether you’re teaching a course, completing a class project, testing an algorithm, or running a hack-a-thon, Source Files is the place to go to put your theory into practice.”

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ScraperWiki

“We help organisations collect, analyse, visualise and manage data. For operations, research, marketing—whatever you need.”

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CLEVELAND CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

CALLS FOR 911 SERVICE: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE CLEVELAND CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for: Science, Medicine

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

“To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.”

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Human Development Reports from the United Nations

The 17 statistical tables in this annex provide an overview of key aspects of human development. The first six tables contain the family of composite human development indices and their components estimated by the Human Development Report Office (HDRO). The remaining tables present a broader set of indicators related to human development. The two dashboards introduce partial groupings of countries according to their performance on each indicator.

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“The mission of the  Institute for Family Studies (IFS) is to strengthen marriage and family life, and advance the well-being of children through research and public education. Known for its objective and impeccably researched studies that attract attention and respect from all across the ideological spectrum, IFS’s programs and platforms focus on a number of trending marriage and family issues”

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“The General Social Survey is a sociological survey conducted in the U.S. every two years by the University of Chicago.  It measures public views on a wide variety of topics, including political, cultural, religious, and moral issues.”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for: Sociology, Anthropology

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This site contains climate model data from the North American Regional Climate Assessment Program, which was administered by the National Center for Atmospheric Science in Boulder, Colorado.

Disciplines this resource could be useful for: Climate science, Atmospheric Science

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Macro Data Guide

Multiple macro-level (regions/countries rather than individual-level) datasets from a variety of sources collated alphabetically, by topic, and by country included in the dataset. Most are freely available (ex: Quality of Government, Worldbank) others require a subscription but notify student when subscription is needed

Disciplines: Political Science & Sociology are the most common but economics or any discipline in which comparing across countries/regions is applicable

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Gene expression data sets (students have to know exactly what they want to study to find a data set that is relevant).

Disciplines: Biology

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Fragile State Index← middle of the page has hard numbers that can easily be exported.

This combines multiple indexes and provides a generalization of political instability within a region.  

Disciplines: Political Science, Geography, Government

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“This website is the place to view the maps and ground breaking peace research from the Institute for Economics and Peace. Written by expert contributors and by staff in our global offices in Sydney, New York, The Hague and Mexico, we also present fresh perspectives on current affairs reflecting our editorial philosophy. With this re-designed platform Vision of Humanity continues to grow and flourish, at our core the belief that there will always be a place for the study and advocacy of peace.”

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The Comprehensive R Archive Network is free, open-source software for statistical computing and data analysis.

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Center for Disease Control

The Health and Human Survey has a very extensive list of questions and this information is compiled in some of these surveys. This also includes a link to the American Community Survey (Census Data that is updated regularly)

Disciplines: Geography, Health, Health Disparities, Government, Sexual Health

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American National Election Study   

Polling data related to contemporary and historical national elections (Presidential & midterm) as well as issue positions in select years

Disciplines: Political Science/social studies

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Data Analysis Software (PSPP)

Ths open source software can be used in ways similar to SPSS to allow students to input and analyze data.

Disciplines: Can be used to analyze data from multiple fields of inquiry.

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eLibraryUSA gives American Spaces members access to resources that connect them to U.S. foreign policy.

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Library of Congress: An A to Z directory of help pages, research guides, lists, popular saved searches, and more. Legislative Process Glossary terms are in italics.

Disciplines: Political Science and History among others

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Get the EnviroFACTS! Retrieve information from multiple sources of Envirofacts’ System Data for your area of interest. Enter a location such as address, zip, city, county, waterbody, park name, etc.

Really cool site for anyone researching in the Environmental Sciences!

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Census Bureau

Statistics on state and national level about population, economy, business, education, employment, health, housing, income/poverty, trade…(and more)

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Home of the U.S. Government’s open data: Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. (Click the link to see all of the available topics. There are currently close to 200,000 data sets.)

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“The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across all European countries.”

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Data from the UK Government, including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950.

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Official Google data and visualizations from the @GoogleNewsLab team, including statistics on search volume for any given term, since 2004.

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This resource provided by the New York Times can be useful if you end up doing a content-analysis. You will have to request free access. It is a searchable, indexed archive of news articles going back to 1851.

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Environmental, meteorological and climate data sets from the US National Climatic Data Center. The world’s largest archive of weather data.

Disciplines this resource could be useful for: Environmental Science, Climatology, Meteorology (among others)

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Google Finance

“Get real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio/”

Disciplines this resource could be useful for: Finance, Business, Mathematics (among others)

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GapMinder

Compilation of data from sources including the World Health Organization and World Bank covering economic, medical and social statistics from around the world.

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George Washington University Library Guide

Many data sets organized by discipline compiled by the librarians at George Washington University

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Kaggle data sets has about 40 different data sets from various areas such as sports, politics, health, food. The world’s largest community of data scientists. Join us to compete, collaborate, learn, and share your work.”

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series – Census Microdata for Social and Economic Research

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United Nations Archives

Treaties, Documents, Statistics, Climate Change, Terrorism, NGOs, Human Rights, Humanitarian Issues, Mandates, Multimedia

Official Twitter of the United Nations

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UNICEF

Global databases for tracking the situation of children and women globally. The databases include only statistically sound and nationally representative data from household surveys and other sources. They are updated annually through a process that draws on a wealth of data maintained by UNICEF’s network of 140 country offices.

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World Bank

Data sets that you can search for by country or topic. (Agriculture & Rural Development, Health, Aid Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Poverty, Economy & Growth, Private Sector, Education, Public Sector, Energy & Mining, Science & Technology, Environment, Social Development, External Debt, Social Protection & Labor, Financial Sector, Trade, Gender, Urban Development

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FaceBook Data Sets

Data sets provided by Facebook

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Twitter Data Sets – Data sets provided by Twitter

Official Twitter of Twitter

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Tumblr Data Sets – Data Sets provided by Tumblr

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Public Data Sets – Collection of many known public data sets

Official Twitter of Google

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Amazon Data Sets

Data sets in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Climate, Economics, Encyclopedic, Geographic, Mathematics

Official Twitter for Amazon Web Services