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  • American History in Video Restricted Resource
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.
  • Kanopy (Emmanuel users) Restricted Resource
    Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a board collection of over 26,000 films on every subject imaginable and from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, HBO California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Documentary Education Resources. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus.
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United States
  • The Crime Report
    Collaboration between the Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists.
  • Stateline
    Pew Center on the States.
  • Europol
    Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Europol assists European Union’s Member States with fight against serious international crime and terrorism.
    "[T]he world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries." Browse Crime Areas or keyword search at top of the page.
  • The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems
    “This factbook, developed under BJS grants, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world. “ Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
Web Sites
  • Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
    "Research Connections is a partnership among the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan."
  • General Social Survey
    NORC at the University of Chicago.
  • The Slave Route
    Among its goals, the project aims to "contribute to a better understanding of the causes, forms of operation, issues and consequences of slavery in the world (Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Asia).” United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • UNdata: A World of Information
    Searches include a keyword Data search (default), a Glossary, and a Country Profiles search (found under More options). Direct links to the national statistics offices of many countries are available in the Country Data Services section.United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
Think Tanks
"Think tanks are policy institutes that carry out detailed research and provide analysis of, and information on, a range of policy ideas and programmes."

Think tanks. (2010). In D. Watts, Dictionary of American Government and Politics . Retrieved from
  • Brookings Institution
    A "nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC."  Search by topic and use the "Expert" tab by country or region to access articles by experts in a specific region.
  • The Center for Immigration Studies
  • The Migration Policy Institute
  • Rand Corporation
    A nonprofit research and analysis organization examining diverse issues worldwide with its headquarters campus in Santa Monica, CA.
  • Urban Institute
    Located in Washington, D.C., the Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization. The Justice Policy Center (JPC) carries out nonpartisan research on crime, justice, and community safety.

Additionally, explore the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania's annual rankings .

General Considerations: Finding Statistics
1. Explore the web sites of specific government/private agencies based on your topic, e.g. U.S. Department of Labor.
2. Explore research articles on your topic and identify the datasets that are commonly used.

3. When searching the Internet using, includes or in your search phrase (to limit your results to governmental or educational web sites, respectively).
Example: "higher education" and (statistics or dataset or "data set") and
Selected Web Sites
  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
    “The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the primary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States.”
  • Eurostat
    "Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg." Click on the Data top menu options and then choose Statistics A-Z to look up statistics by theme alphabetically; or to browse, select Database from the Data menu option. The Publications menu option includes access to the Eurostat yearbooks and the News menu option includes Themes in the Spotlight.
  • Gapminder
    Presents statistical data on Global trends and issues with animated presentations, and interactive, customizable charts.
  • NORC [National Opinion Research Center] at the University of Chicago
    See General Social Survey.
  • Pew Research Center
    The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues. Click on Datasets link to find statistical reports arranged by broad research areas and to download data sets. Select Topics link to search by subject or among polling questions.  
  • The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Cornell University
  • UNdata: A World of Information
    Searches include a keyword Data search (default), a Glossary, and a Country Profiles search (found under More options). Direct links to the national statistics offices of many countries are available in the Country Data Services section.United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Click on the Explore Data tab to find data tools and visualizations.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    Explore especially the Health Topics, Countries, and Emergencies drop down menus. Click the Regions tab at the homepage's extreme upper left to select WHO pages for specific geographical areas.
  • WDI World Development Indicators (The World Bank Group)
    World Bank Group's World Development Indicators.
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APA Citation Style


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) REFERENCE DESK BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Displaying your findings: A practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations (Print) REFERENCE BF76.8 .N53 2010
Book Cover: Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationBook Cover: Displaying Your Findings

American Psychological Association (APA): APA Style

The Basics of APA style
American Psychological Association
ASA Citation Style
Style Guide / American Sociological Association (5th ed.) REFERENCE DESK HM 73 .A547 2014
Book Cover: ASA Style Guide
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