EC 410 Senior Seminar

Professor: Tara Natarajan

Scholarly journals (aka = Peer Reviewed, Primary Journals, Research Journals): common elements

Scholarly articles: common elements

Scholarly databases

EconLit with Full Text
Business Source Complete
ABI/INFORM Global
Medline
ERIC
Sportdiscus

Statistical Abstract of the United States
ProQuest Statistical Insight
World Development Indicators
Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Population Reference Bureau
Local Market Audience Analyst

Population / Demographics

Current Population Survey
Penn World Tables (Center for International Comparisons)
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, environment...world development issues
ChicagoPop Center Research – social demography resources on families, health, poverty, inequality
Economic and Social Development Research and analysis

Children

USDA  The Cost of Raising Children
American’s Children and http://childstats.gov/americaschildren 
America's children: key national indicators of well-being  
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Criminal Justice / Drug Control

Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics: Drugs and Crime
Correction Population in the United States, 2010
Census of Jails
Prison Policy Initiative
Federal Bureau of prisons includes a population count for each prison
Office of National Drug Control Policy

Education

Dept of Education
NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Run your own data (tutorial)
CDC: WISQARS
Dept of Health and Human Services  
Health data Interactive
National Center for Health Statistics includes surveys and data, reports, events and a data warehouse
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, environment...world development issues
WHO World Health Organization 

Economics

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic Census
Economic Indicators   economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau 

Gasoline prices / Motor Vehicles / Transportation

U.S. Energy Information Administration   also  http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/ 
National Highway Safety Administration   
Motor vehicle dept by state—eg. www.dmv.vermont.gov  

Natural Resources / Water

World O Meter
Little Green Data book 2012 from the WorldBank  
Water and Food to 2025 from International Food Policy Research Institute 
Improved Water Source from WorldBank   
Living Standards Measurement Study  dataset link 



Statistical Accuracy

STATS: Statistical Assessment Service
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research