This guide provides information about locating datasets for use in the social sciences (with a bit about data in the humanities and big data in STEM fields). It also has resources on using datasets (including in teaching) and associated issues.
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- New Resource! Online CQ Almanac 1945-2013
“Authoritative analysis on the major legislation and actions of congress for each year since 1945. Unique data on the voting patterns of Congress members provide insight into the legislative process and history of the institution. Users can follow the history of a policy issue with the Policy Tracker tool which links reports on the same issue for almost 70 years.”
- Summit Streamlining and Integration into Search It Catalog
As of 1/20/15, you will no longer need to leave the WSU Search it catalog to place a Summit request - it will be integrated into the Search it experience.
- Citation Linker
Use this link when you have a citation and want to get to the book or article. It will link to the item you want. If it is not available at the WSU Libraries, it will generate an automatic interlibrary loan form so you can easily request it.
- Social Sciences Search It: Get Help Using the WSU Libraries' Search It Catalog
Lots of useful information about how to use Search It, the WSU Libraries new library catalog, including *essential* info about the scopes & what they search.
- The Proxy Bookmarklet
Have you ever found something on the Web that you knew was available through the Libraries, but it was too much of a pain to log into the Libraries site and find it? Now we have a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser button bar so that you can log in via the Libraries and get immediate access (most of the time…) find out more about our new proxy bookmarklet. And it works with tablets too...
Note: after you log in, if you don't get access, just click the proxy bookmarklet again and you will (if your browser is idle for too long you may need to log in again).