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Basic Research Strategies for the Social Sciences: Links & Feeds

Basic research skills and resources in psychology, sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences. Research skills include: evaluating sources,finding and identifying journal articles, statistical information and websites.

Statistical Web Resources

Data.gov
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

International Labor Organization (ILO)
A tripartite international UN organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards.

Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. (Website- About)

Population Studies Center, Social Research Institute, University of Michigan
PSC supports a large portfolio of both domestic and international research in several key areas of demographic research: 1) Family Formation, Fertility, and Children; 2) Human Capital, Labor and Wealth; 3) Health, Disability, and Mortality; 4) Population Dynamics; 5) Aging; 6) Methodology; and 7) Regional Studies.

Interesting Pages on Race Issues

UnderstandingRace.org
RACE is a project of American Anthropological Association. Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. (website - About us)

Race, the Power of an Illusion
Produced by California Newsreel for PBS.  Discusses the question of race.

Web Resources on Women

Links to Sources on Urban Issues