Accessing JStor would greatly improve both my mental life and my historical research. However there are a few problems. I live in Spain and I am not accredited to any Institution of learning so popping down to my local library is not an option. Does anyone have any suggestions.? Email in profile.
I'm writing an article for a friend's zine about fictional media portrayal of adolescent and pre-adolescent sexuality - looking for examples and sources [more inside]
I'm going to do some online social research and am investigating methods. I've ordered this book and to supplement I am looking for the best articles, reference lists or even journals on online social science research methodology. [more inside]
For CompSci Researchers: Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from? [more inside]
Our research study requires subjects to respond to surveys administered at random intervals over the course of several months. We'll need to distribute some sort of hand held device. What's cheap, programmable, and mobile? [more inside]
How do I find out how many domestic Combined Cycle power plants there are? [more inside]
I once read a claim that the Chinese government had funded "research" whose aim was to prove that Han Chinese are a different species to other humans. It was a physical book, not online. What might it have been? And incidentally, is the claim true?
Librarians: Is the library the right place for me, and do I need an MLS to get there? [more inside]
There are tons of Mac notes applications out there, but I've yet to find the right one for managing the notes for my book. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? [more inside]
An easy and useful research topic relating to the challenges celebrities face (in China)? [more inside]
Zillions of billionaire characters in fiction try to buy their way out of dying by funding crazy research efforts or moving into orbit or whatever—think of John Hurt in Contact or Lionel Luthor in Smallville. Are there any examples of such figures in reality, in history? Howard Hughes types with nothing to lose?
Can anyone recommend some good research/study/outlining software that assists your writing? Either freeware or paid. Basically I mean software that alows you to collate ideas and notes as you read, as well as lets you do outlining - all this in preparation for writing a report or paper or essay. [more inside]
Psychologists - Help me find some references to get me started on reading about awareness in small groups. [more inside]
I need to find scholarly articles for a podcast assignment. My topic is online social networking. Advice? [more inside]
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]
A topic for a simple, observation-based research project on Chinese celebrities? [more inside]
Please help me find a way to electronically organize my magazine article collection. [more inside]
Please help me find songs about research involving human subjects. [more inside]
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]
Is bio research what I should do with my life? [more inside]
How do I learn everything about a historical place and time? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Is using material from unpublished in-house sources considered academic plagiarism? [more inside]
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]
Is there a no-hassle way to hire someone over the internet for a one-time office type research task? [more inside]
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]
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]
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!
Where is good source of information about everyday life in New Orleans during the 1920s? [more inside]
The most useful, economics & developing countries in the multilateral trading system links for a web-based "interview"? [more inside]
My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
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]
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]
Westlaw: How can I learn to use it as quickly as possible? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
What are some part- or full-time experiences I can have with physics research in the bay area while still an undergrad? [more inside]
Does anyone know about an urban legend called the Manhatten Piller? [more inside]
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]
How does one propose a medical theory explaining the cause behind a physical disorder? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a simple and free application that will allow me to set up an online diary study? [more inside]
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]
I am looking for good scholarly resources on the social influences on childhood and adult obesity. [more inside]
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]
How do I re-establish a research relationship with a professor I kinda-sorta worked with in college a few years ago? [more inside]
How can I prepare best for a period of reseach consolidation/writing? [more inside]
What's the best video compression format for reviewing single frames? [more inside]