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Research centers and data
US Government Data
A large variety of statistics and data on large and small cities across the US.
Sexual Assault on Campus
Background and news stories from the National Association of Independent College and Universities.
The ACLU works on many civil rights issues from a generally progressive standpoint.
Equal Justice Initiative
This organization works in the areas of racial justice, mass incarceration, conviction of minors, and the death penalty.
The Innocence Project
This organization works to overturn wrongful convictions.
The Marshall Project
An organization that works with criminal justice issues.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Provides full text access to over 4600 academic journals.
Global Issues in Context (Gale)
News, video, audio and reference articles providing perspectives on international news & events.
A broad collection of scholarly journals. This is not a current issues index; most articles are at least three years old.
MAS Ultra (EBSCO)
Search a wide selection of reference sources, academic journals, popular magazines, images and primary source documents.
Points of View (EBSCO)
Perspectives and analysis on hundreds of current topics.
RAND State Stats
US state data from over 300 databases from the RAND Corporation. Maps are not loading properly (yet) but all other data is available.
American Policy Directory
A large list of policy agencies and think tanks, from University of Oregon.
A list of think tanks categorized by political leaning, from the New York Times.
Think Tank Search
Harvard University's search tool can help you find think tanks doing research on your topic.
View news stories as reported by agencies on both sides of the political divide.
Google advanced search
Brief instructions for limiting your Google search to relevant pages.
A quick how-to-use guide for advanced search in JSTOR.
Media Bias/Fact Check
This site explains the degree of bias of over 2600 media outlets using a number of criteria.