Additional Resources

General Resources

Institutes and Centers

Software

  • Gephi (Open source software for network visualization and analysis)
  • Network Workbench (Toolkit for network analysis, modeling, and visualization)
  • Pajek (A free program for large network analysis with access to network datasets) 
  • Qualtrics (an easy-to-use online survey software that’s powerful enough to perform even the most sophisticated research, capture insights for process improvement, program feedback, and more)

Journals

Emory University is home to a number of outstanding centers and institutes dedicated to data-related questions and topics in areas such as business, information technology, and health.

R is the primary statistical software used in our introductory statistics course QTM100, the Quantitative Sciences Major, and the joint Applied Mathematics and Statistics major. A free software for statistical computing and graphics, R runs on Windows, Mac, and a variety of UNIX platforms.

Emory IT provides a downloadable R model <LINK> that can get you started today or you can use one of the on-campus computers equipped with R <LINK>.

R EDUCATIONAL SOURCES

little green books image Sage Research Methods

Contains access to numerous methods titles in electronic form.  Create and share your own methods lists (several customized lists exist, e.g., http://www.srmo.sagepub.com/explorelists), search for specific methods and illustrations, and link to methods articles published in Sage Journals (e.g., Political Analysis).   In a future iteration of SRMO, methodology discussions and essays will be seamlessly linked to SAGE journal content that utilizes or illustrates the method in question.    SRMO contains content from:

This fall, Woodruff Library will be trialing a new service from Sage, Sage Research Methods Online Cases, which puts research methodologies into the context of actual research projects and articles.

  •  Over 600 books

  •  Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks

  •  The entire Little Green Book and Little Blue Book series

  •  Two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles

  •  Newly commissioned videos

Individual electronic titles (as well as print equivalents) can be located in and accessed through the Emory Libraries catalog, DiscoverE.

Research Guides for Emory College Courses

Research guides have been compiled to assist faculty and students with locating and accessing necessary resources for completion of their research.  Search for specific courses or for subject areas.

Health Sciences Libraries Communities

Health Sciences librarians also maintain their own webpages, designated by communities (research, public health, etc.) that point researchers to essential resources in their respective medical and health sciences research areas.

Electronic Data Center

The Electronic Data Center was created in 1996 to support faculty and students at Emory University whose research and instruction make use of numeric and/or spatial data. We assist researchers and instructors with locating and accessing data, and with managing and preparing those data for analysis.  The EDC site is designed to make quantitative data easily accessible to researchers at Emory University.  Visitors to the site may download available data directly to their desktop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For situations where the data are not available from our collection, we have supplied links to many of the primary quantitative data providers with resources on the internet. If the data are not readily available from our site or others, researchers may contact the Data Center staff about requesting the acquisition of specific data studies. Researchers may also set up an appointment with the EDC staff if they have questions or need guidance in finding useful data sets. If you have any questions or problems using this site, please email Dr. Robert O'Reilly (mailto:roreill@emory.edu) or contact him at 404.727.6129.

Key tools:

  • DiscoverE is the principal catalog for locating and accessing both print and electronic materials owned by Emory libraries.  Note that Emory librarians periodically review our methods holdings to search gaps, replace old editions, and maintain a usable collection.

  • Databases/Emory is a searchable list of all databases to which Emory subscribes.

  • Subject Liaisons (Woodruff)

  • Ask a Librarian (Health Sciences)

For more information about any of these resources, please contact Dr. Chris Palazzolo (mailto:cpalazz@emory.edu), social sciences librarian at Woodruff Library.