100 Research Websites*
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Created by
Professor Jonathan Hughes
St. Johnís University
Oakdale Campus

This list is consists of a variety of websites [1] visited by Dr. Hughes in doing his research. Each site has been tested, but there are no guarantees given the turmoil on the web. This page will be added with sites I have found (or will find) which may be helpful to any researcher. Vic Montemurro

 *Another set of sites, not yet included on this list, but important none the less, can be found at Dr. Hughes' website, www.jonathanthughes.com.


Table of Contents:

1. Resources for Learning About Research  
2. Research Methods
3. Research Techniques/Information/Examples
4. Participating in Research
5. Global Research Engines
6. On-line News Services

 

1. Resources for Learning About Research

The Institute of Education Sciences 
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/index.html

Statistical Resources on the Web  
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/statsnew.html

Fedstats  
http://www.fedstats.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau  
http://www.census.gov

Cities Database  
http://policy.rutgers.edu/cupr/


2. Research Methods

US Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/RschPriority/

Education Research Newsletter  
http://www.ernweb.com/
 


3. Research Techniques/Information/Examples

Digital Library  
http://www.archive.org

American Memory  
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html


4. Participating in Research

Community of Science  
http://www.cos.com

Education Organizations and Associations  
http://www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/othersites/associations.html

AERA  
http://aera.net

Chronicle of Higher Education  
http://chronicle.com

Educational Placement Services  
http://www.educatorjobs.com
 
http://www.monster.com
 


5. Global Research Engines

http://www.google.com

http://www.askjeeves.com

http://www.itools.com


6. On-line News Services

USA Today  
http://www.usatoday.com

New York Times  
http://www.nytimes.com/

Washington Post  
http://www.washingtonpost.com/

CNN  
http://www.cnn.com

Electronic Newstand  
http://www.enews.com

News Analysis/Reporting  
http://www.newspage.com

http://www.clarinet.com

http://www.pointcast.com   (requires a free download)

http://www.cnn.com/audioselect

http://www.newsradio88.com


7. Designing Your Study

ERIC Thesaurus On-line  
http://ericae.net/search.htm

On-line Library of Congress  
http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

National Regional Research Libraries  
http://www.nwrel.org/national/


8. Professional Educational Associations

American Psychological Association  
http://www.apa.org

Computer Uses in Education  
http://www.acm.org/sigcue

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development  
http://www.ascd.org

Council on Exceptional Children  
http://www.cec.sped.org

National Council for Research and Planning  
http://www.raritanval.edu/ncrp
 

National Education Association  
http://www.nea.org

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)  
http://www.pdkintl.org

American Institute for Research  
http://www.air.org

RAND Corporation  
http://www.rand.org

Institute for Research and Learning  
http://www.irl.org

WestED  
http://www.wested.org


9. Media Archives

http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/LAB/biblio.html

http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu  

UGA Libraries Media Archives
http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/mediarch.html

National Archives and Records Administration
Motion Picture Films and Sound and Video Recordings
http://www.nara.gov/research/bymedia/mo_int.html


10. Databases

http://www.alexa.com  (free download: in-depth site info and follow-ups)

Global Information Locator Service  
http://info.er.usgs.gov/gils/index.html

Libdex  
http://www.libdex.com
   (Connects to world-wide libraries)

National Center for Educational Statistics  
http://nces.ed.gov

National Library of Education  
http://www.ed.gov/NLE/

ERIC  
http://www.ericae.net/nav-es.htm


11. Web-based Scholarly Journals/Books

University of Houston  
http://info.lib.uh.edu/wj/webjour.html

The Electronic Journals Collection  
http://ejournal.coalliance.org//

http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour/

http://www.harrassowitz.de/top_resources/ejresguide.html

The on-line books page (books out of copyright)  
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Condition of Education  
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/
(annual data review of education)

Digest of Educational Statistics  
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/
 


12. Bookstores and Book Ordering

http://www.amazon.com

http://www.borders.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com

http://www.halfpricebooks.com

http://www.ambook.org

Locating out-of-print books  
http://www.eastbaybooks.com/

Publishers  
http://www.prenhall.com

http://www.allynbacon.com

http://www.mhcollege.com

http://www.wkap.com


13. Abstracts and Documents

ERIC Document Service  
http://edrs.com

Dissertation Abstracts  
http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations

Ingenta http://www.ingenta.com/


14. Methodology

Sage Publications  
http://www.sagepub.com/

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/gallery/bowen/hss691.htm

Qualitative Software  
http://www.qsr.com.au/
(nudist software)

http://www.qualisresearch.com  (Ethnograph software)

http://www.merlin.ubc.ca

Quantitative Data  
http://www.surveyselect.com/
  (designing surveys)

http://www.decisive.com  (builds web-based surveys)

http://www.raosoft.com/

http://www.senecio.com

Nationally Recognized Survey Research Center  
http://www.isr.umich.edu/src/

SamplePower  
http://www.spss.com/spower
 


15. School Directories

American School Directory  
http://www.asd.com/

State Department Education Agencies  
http://www.ed.gov/NCES/sites5.html


16. Human Subjects

http://www.psych.bangor.ac.uk/deptpsych/ethics/  


17. Writing References Resources

http://www.yahoo.com/reference

http://www.refdesk.com

http://www.studyweb.com

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html  (CIAís factbook!)

http://www.asja.org/cwpage.htm  (copyright registration)  


[1] Many of the websites in this list were listed in a wonderful, but somewhat dated, book by Dave Edyburn entitled The Electronic Scholar, (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 1999) ISBN 0-13-080601. Some sites are no longer valid; others are of little use. His idea, however, was very good and very helpful in developing this list of websites.