Author Archives: David Isaak
Finding data for your research project can be difficult. You may not be sure the data exist or where to start looking. Further complicating matters, interfaces for retrieving data vary greatly. Ask yourself the following two questions to get your … finish reading Common Data Quandaries: Finding Data
Starting today, the library has a two week trial of Statista, a statistics portal for market data, consumer survey results, and industry trends. Try searching the database and let us know your feedback. Are the included data sources useful? Do … finish reading Statista Database Trial
When looking for relatively recent statistics, there are a number of databases that members of the Reed Community can access such as American FactFinder (1990 – present) and Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States (1929 – present). Coverage of some of … finish reading Looking for Historical Data
Since 2013, more and more federal agencies have begun requiring data management plans (DMPs) with research funding proposals. Each funder has slightly different requirements for what should be included in the DMP and how the data created during the research … finish reading An Easy Way to Determine Federal Funder Data Requirements
Recently, whenever I am talking to my fellow data librarians, it is not long before someone brings up Cathy O’Neil’s new book Weapons of Math Destruction : How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Alarmingly, closed-source algorithms are playing … finish reading Weapons of Math Destruction
Need help with citation management? Interested in learning more about EndNote or Zotero? Join us for one (or more!) of our 30 minute drop-in workshops. All workshops will be in Library L17 unless otherwise noted below.