Virtual Science, Research and Writing Center

Data Gathering and Analysis Tools

  1. Atlas Ti – Qualitative data analysis
  2. Survey monkey
  3. Client Heartbeat – analysis intensive survey creation
  4. SPSS – Quantitative data analysis
  5. Stata – Quantitative data analysis

General Keyword Search Engines

  1. Carrot2 – Clustering search engine
  2. Cite Seer X – Academic search engine
  3. Google Scholar
  4. Microsoft Academic Search

Metadata Search Engines

EBSCO Information Services

Medical and Public Health Research      

  1. National Library of Medicine (PUBMED)
  2. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
  3. National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCSIR)
  4. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
  5. National (Hospital) Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS/NHAMCS)

General Research Sites

  1. Digital Public Library of America
  2. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  3. Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR)
  4. International Government Information Site
  5. Open Library – Books
  6. Open Library of Humanities
  7. Project Gutenberg – free electronic books
  8. Public Library of Science (PLOS)
  9. Statistics Portal
  10. US Census Bureau Factfinder
  11. US Consumer Product Safety Commission

School Evaluations and Online Courses

  1. Coursera – University Level On-Line Courses
  2. Greatschools
  3. Schooldigger

Science Sites

  1. Federation of American Scientists
  2. NASA Eclipse Website  
  3. National Science Foundation

Writing Help Sites

  1. Dictionary – get the right definition
  2. eTurabian – helps you get your notes and bibliography in the Turabian style.
  3. Readability Score – what grade level is your writing? How easy is it to read?
  4. Thesaurus – find the right word
  5. Write Express – Rhyming dictionary
  6. Writer’s Diet Test – place some writing in this website and it will analyze it.


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