STAT 410 Library Guide
Applied Statistical Methods: Linear Models
Information resources for literature reviews in support of research hypotheses
Literature Reviews - An Overview
What is the role of a literature review in research? What does it mean to 'review' the literature? Get the big picture of what to expect as part of the process. This 9-minute video was created by North Carolina State University Libraries.
Searching the Literature
Consult the library's guide to Databases by Subject for recommendations
Academic OneFile - useful for all topics
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - useful for all topics
Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas
OneSearch - Articles
Selective Sources for Locating Data Sets
DataCite - locate and cite data sets
Data.gov - U.S. federal government open data sets
r3data.org - directory of data repositories
American FactFinder - Includes population, housing, economic, and geographic data via maps, tables, and reports; provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - The principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics; provided by the Bureau.
California Financial and Economic Data - Includes Latest Economic Data, Economic Indicators, Statistical Abstract, County Profiles; provided by the California Dept. of Finance.
California Institute for County Government - Includes county profiles with financial, economic, and demographic statistics for each county in the state; provided by California State Association of Counties and CSU Sacramento.
Counting California - Wide range of social science and economic data about California, searchable by topic, geography, title, and government agency; provided by The California Digital Library.
CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries
The Field (California) Poll - Selected reports from an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service that focuses on California political and social issues; provided by the Field Research Corporation.
FiveThirtyEight - broad range of data from politics to sports
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) - Provides a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction; for information about access and use, CSUMB students, faculty and staff should contact the campus ICPSR representative, Dr. Jennifer Dyer-Seymour (Psychology); provided by the University of Michigan.
Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - Contains annotated links to data-related resources; categories include: Crime, Family Life, Environment, Historical, Politics, Public Opinion, Housing, Migration, Population, Sociological; provided by University Wisconsin-Madison.
Neighborhood Knowledge California - Statewide, interactive website that assembles and maps a variety of databases that can be used in neighborhood research; allows creation of maps and reports with associated demographic, housing, and lending information; provided by UCLA.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press - Summaries of results from an independent public opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics, and public policy issues; provided by the Center.
PollingReport.com - Nonpartisan site which reports poll data on topics of national, political, economic, and sociocultural interest; sources include: Gallup, Harris, CNN, CBS/NYT, and NBC/WSJ; provided by The Polling Report, Inc.
Public Agenda Online - Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization presents overviews, news digests, statistical information, and public opinion poll data on current U.S. public policy issues; provided by Public Agenda.
Public Opinion Poll Database - Search an archive of over 230,000 poll questions by keywords; provided by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill.
RAND California - statistical information on California economic and public policy issues
Social Science Data on the Net - Search or browse over 360 collections of social science data; provided by UC San Diego.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Includes data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the U.S.; provided by the University of Albany and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
StatPages - Links to web pages that perform statistical calculations; provided by John C. Pezzullo, Georgetown University.
DataONE - search and discovery of earth and environmental data
Ecological and Spatial Data Sources - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
NOAA Data Discovery Portal - oceanographic and atmospheric data
Ocean Data Portal - International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
Pangaea - open data publisher for earth and environmental science
APA Style Guide
APA Style (APA's website)
Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)