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I need scholarly research regarding online social networking!

I need to find scholarly articles for a podcast assignment. My topic is online social networking. Advice? [more inside]
posted by pontouf on Apr 20, 2007 - 10 answers

What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them?

I have recently seen a map of Congress that listed the number of Representatives that had been indicted, seen war, had been divorced, etc. What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 20, 2007 - 5 answers

A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities?

A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 17, 2007 - 13 answers

I read it for the articles. No, really. Just help me find them again.

Please help me find a way to electronically organize my magazine article collection. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Apr 12, 2007 - 6 answers

iRBtunes - songs of (federal wide) assurance

Please help me find songs about research involving human subjects. [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Apr 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Paging Mefi Librarians

Demographic Research Question: I am trying to find an online source that will tell me how many high school students live in a particular media market (a set of counties surrounding a major urban area). [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Apr 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Is passion with average competence enough for a research career?

Is bio research what I should do with my life? [more inside]
posted by Durin's Bane on Apr 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Anybody got a time machine?

How do I learn everything about a historical place and time? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Apr 3, 2007 - 18 answers

Looking for information on an artist

ArtFilter: For several generations, my family has had a large painting that's a reproduction of Guido Reni's Aurora. At some point it was water damaged, and my father just had it restored. The woman who restored it fond an artist's name on the back, "R. Menchetti - Roma." Aside from the artnet link, we haven't been able to find anything else out about him. I'm not an art or art history expert. Where can I look to find more information, online or off?
posted by emptyage on Mar 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Congenial study spots in and/or around Baltimore, MD?

I need to find a good spot to study. I like libraries, particularly of the academic sort. What's the most congenial library in the Baltimore, MD area? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Corporate history?

ResearchFilter Part 2: Some weeks ago, I asked about theories of collaboration and received some excellent research suggestions. Now, I'm reworking my thesis proposal and would like to include some details about the history of corporation. Not critiques the modern corporate entity, but an overview of the origins of incorporation, bureaucracy, etc. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Mar 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Is using material from unpublished in-house sources considered plagiarism?

Is using material from unpublished in-house sources considered academic plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by teem on Mar 9, 2007 - 17 answers

All the basic units of life.

I'm interested in cells. As many different types as can be identified, and the more specific the better. Preferably mammalian, certainly vertebrate (otherwise the the list would be too big!). [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on Mar 8, 2007 - 16 answers

lend a hand...for money?

Is there a no-hassle way to hire someone over the internet for a one-time office type research task? [more inside]
posted by irregardless on Feb 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Our free pineapple giveaway did not produce the results we hoped for...

I'm looking for recommendations for firms or individuals located in or near Vancouver Canada that can help where I work refine current recruitment advertising strategy. [more inside]
posted by concreteforest on Feb 9, 2007 - 1 answer

Overall costs of thrombosis

I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
posted by Java_Man on Jan 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Theories of Collaboration?

ResearchFilter: As part of my thesis work, I'm trying to understand current theories for cooperation and collaboration - what motivates collaborative behavior, what are the pitfalls of collaborative action, etc. I've come across a number of studies that look at a specific instances of collaboration, but very little when it comes to generalized theory. Wood and Gray's Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Collaboration has been helpful, but I could use a bit more. Suggestions appreciated!
posted by aladfar on Jan 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Life in New Orleans in 1925

Where is good source of information about everyday life in New Orleans during the 1920s? [more inside]
posted by thivaia on Jan 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Links for "developing countries in the multilateral trading system"? Anyone?

The most useful, economics & developing countries in the multilateral trading system links for a web-based "interview"? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jan 24, 2007 - 10 answers

My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself.

My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
posted by wireless on Jan 23, 2007 - 18 answers

I'm lloking for confidential online research services

I'm looking for something like Google Answers where the answer is kept private. Basically I'm looking for an affordable internet research assistant. Specifically, I'd like to find competitors to an online business and I do not want the answers to be public. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jpep on Jan 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Writing Nonfiction and Children's Literature: Do you know of any good literature ABOUT these subjects?

I am looking for well regarded books/scholarly papers about writing. Most specifically in the areas of Nonfiction (the essay style of article writing) and Children's Fiction (for a young adult audience). Any tips? Go as far and broad as you can. I'll be off to the British library tomorrow, so the sky is the limit. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Gotta learn Westlaw... and learn it fast!

Westlaw: How can I learn to use it as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by roosterboy on Jan 3, 2007 - 18 answers

How seriously are drug companies researching alternative medicine?

How do I find out what percentage of pharmaceutical research is directed towards 'natural remedies' and how much is directed towards 'typical' scientific research? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

You'll love this question...

Does anyone know of a research paper that states recommendations for a product/service/company are liked more? For example, if I recommend a book to a friend, they will end up liking it more. It seems to make sense to me, but I was hoping there was some research that confirmed this.
posted by lpctstr; on Dec 23, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I write quickly and intelligently?

How do you learn to write quickly? I have a good number of 5-15 page papers due in the next couple of days and they're killing me. I have no lack of ideas, I have no lack of outlines and notes I can create. But somewhere between holding the notes and writing the sentences down my brain sticks and I spend an hour writing and re-writing the first paragraph. What to do? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 6, 2006 - 40 answers

Dude, where's my undergrad physics research?

What are some part- or full-time experiences I can have with physics research in the bay area while still an undergrad? [more inside]
posted by authenticgeek on Dec 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Does anyone know about an urban legend called the Manhatten Piller?

Does anyone know about an urban legend called the Manhatten Piller? [more inside]
posted by juliarothbort on Nov 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Research Strategies?

I want to find if and where a given literary critic (Mikhail Bakhtin in Rabelais and his World) comments on a specific passage (Chapter 32 of Book 2 of Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel), can anyone recommend a strategy? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Nov 10, 2006 - 3 answers

how do I get doctors on the right track?

How does one propose a medical theory explaining the cause behind a physical disorder? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Nov 10, 2006 - 45 answers

Help me set up an online diary study

Can anyone suggest a simple and free application that will allow me to set up an online diary study? [more inside]
posted by ciocarlia on Nov 8, 2006 - 2 answers

How to teach MLA/Chicago form

I teach graduate writing and research. I'm pretty confident with the way I teach the spirit of citation (it's what we have in the humanities instead of the scientific method), but what draconian pedagogy can I use to soul-crushingly impose format dread on my unruly grad students? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Oct 31, 2006 - 21 answers

Heavy Obesity Research

I am looking for good scholarly resources on the social influences on childhood and adult obesity. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 25, 2006 - 3 answers

"The Devil Wears Poorly Designed Research Databases"

What databases might I try to get to high-end fashion magazines, specifically, one of the European Vogues (e.g. French Vogue, Purple Magazine)? ProQuest only has American Vogue. Is it possible to buy any PDF format? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Oct 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Resuming research work with an ex-professor?

How do I re-establish a research relationship with a professor I kinda-sorta worked with in college a few years ago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Making good use of a sabbatical month.

How can I prepare best for a period of reseach consolidation/writing? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Oct 19, 2006 - 4 answers

I need high-quality fly porn, damnit!

What's the best video compression format for reviewing single frames? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Oct 15, 2006 - 10 answers

How do you turn off an annoying Outlook 2003 "feature"?

How do I turn off this annoying Outlook feature? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Oct 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Where to Find International Legal Disputes?

Where can I find specific international legal cases? What are some good resources to turn to when you only have the nature of the case in mind? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Oct 12, 2006 - 12 answers

What are the best research papers you've ever read?

Academics: What are your favorite research papers? [more inside]
posted by tasty on Oct 3, 2006 - 23 answers

Religion in American politics -marketing?

To what extent do political organisations in the US use religious issues to manipulate the electorate? Ideas for political research -US perspective please! [more inside]
posted by Flamingoroad on Oct 3, 2006 - 17 answers

SW needed to track regulatory items

Recommendations for web research software please. I need to research several items a day, which arrive in email, or arise during the course of conversation, or during the course of other research. I need to track such items, record our current disposition, stance on the issue, record research underway, attach documents, links, analysis documents, slideshows, etc. [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Finding Legacy ICQ/Prodigy IDs

How do I find old postings of mine in Prodigy and my original ICQ number? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Oct 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Practical Astronomy

I've heard astronomy has given us great insights about basic physics (and could be seen as a form of basic physics research). What technologies do we have today that can trace their gensis to astronomical findings?
posted by phrontist on Sep 29, 2006 - 10 answers

2006 weblog tool market share

Looking for 2006 stats or reports on weblog tool market share. Ideally include installed systems like MovableType and hosted platforms like TypePad.
posted by will on Sep 22, 2006 - 1 answer

Deja Vu?

Does anyone know of the research paper (study) where they had people do a day-old crossword and they claimed that those people were able to solve those easier than new crossword puzzles? I saw it referenced in "Waking Life" and was wondering if it were a real paper.
posted by tasty on Sep 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Whither the word for rat-related?

OK, so I'm sitting here with one of my buddies, talking about his research, and we realized that we know the word for "of or relating to mice" (murine), and the word for "of and related to cow" (bovine), but have no clue what the word for "of or related to rat" is. And after what we thought of as a pretty comprehensive web search (including this very good Google Answer), we're no closer to an answer. Anyone know what the word we're looking for is?
posted by delfuego on Sep 16, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me save the world, one Audited Financial Report at a time.

Where can I find the Audited Financial Reports for a bunch of nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Organizing the initial steps of a small business

Looking at starting a business in the spring. How should I organize my thoughts/plans/ideas? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Animal research

Animal research... I have tried to have an intelligent convo with my boyfriend about animal research. He's all for it and me, not so much. I understand open-heart surgery and and drug testing but I dont really like the behavioral stuff.... [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Sep 1, 2006 - 8 answers

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