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Gale High School in Context
Includes more than 150 reference publications, full-text newspapers and periodicals, maps, hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections, as well as archival materials from well-known sources like The Economist, The New York Times,National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more.
Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles and primary sources in many disciplines. An excellent collection of articles to extend your research beyond background.
Citation, Bibliography and Parenthetical References
Citing your sources during your project -- not just at the end -- is an essential habit. Fortunately, citation management tools like NoodleTools make it so easy!
Referring your reader to the specific source you used in each sentence is vital to your work as a scholar. These are called parenthetical or in-text references
- NoodleTools will generate a reference for entries your create or import (but not those you copy and paste in).
- The Guide to Writing Parenthetical References can help (see below for download).
- Also, check Purdue OWL for MLA.
Guidesheet to Parenthetical References
Guide to Parenthetical References
This distillation from MLA describes the principles and common parenthetical reference situations such as two or more authors, an article with no named author, and others.
Datasets and Data Visualization
"Data Portals offers a clearinghouse for data uploaded from a range of government and nonprofit projects and agencies. Datasets are tagged and organized around subjects, allowing for searching as well as browsing their catalogued collection of links.
The attributes of each dataset – including usage rights, current activity, and the availability of application programming interfaces (APIs) – are part of the catalog’s record for each set. "
"Ngram allows you to search for a single word or a series of comma-separated terms across decades of published literature." Covers only 1800-2000 in the books digitized by Google.
Google Public Data
"Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government sources, Google’s public data site features quality sets with the ability to create some simple visualizations, all within an intuitive and easy-to-use interface."
Registry of Data and Search Repositories
"This registry collocates a range of dataset repositories. Most subject areas focus on biological and physical sciences, but also include research on digital humanities projects, linguistics, archaeology and big data from hard science."
This free online tool uses census data to compare local or local to national data. More datasets are available in the paid version.
Tyler Vigen’s Spurious Correlations
This fun, high-impact website allows for menu-based manipulation to explore sometimes humorous relationships between
U.S. Census Data - People and Households
This vast amount of data collected by the U.S. government agency represents both periodic surveys (every 10 years) and also one-time supplemental surveys.