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Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning': Higher Education in Crisis
DiMaggio, Anthony
It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creati...
Calling All Radicals: How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Thompson, Gabriel
Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
Getting the Goods: Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It
Oustonm, Rick
A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
Getting The Goods: Information in B.C. - Review
Review of Getting the Goods: Information in B.C.: How to Find It, How to Use It, by Rick Ouston. A book valuable beyond the circle of writers and researchers. Many chapters contain pertinent informati...
How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books
Davis, Natalie Zemon
I have wanted to be a historian of hope. We can take heart from the fact that no matter how dire the situation, some will find means to resist, some will find means to cope, and some will remember and...
Librarians' Resource Centre
Resources for librarians, including Topical Guides, Ready Reference, Directories, Dictionaries, Library catalogues, Library and Information Sciences.
Meeting the Media
Dealing with the media can be a less than thrilling experience, but it's a necessary one.
The Muckraker's Manual: How To Do Your Own Investigative Reporting
Harry, M.
The skills of investigative reporting described for non-journalists.
The Organizer's Manual
O.M. Collective
Practical suggestions for small-group and grassroots organizing, political self-e4ducation, mass education and communications, alternate community services, mass actions, legal and medical self-defens...
Researching Canadian Corporations
Gordon, Manuel
A resource for people and organizations who find themselves victims of some corporation's malice or indifference, and want to do something about it. Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Valuable Clues to Finding What You Need to Know
Diemer, Ulli
Review of books about online research.

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A website featuring links to a wide range of alternative resources, with an extensive subject index.
To provide insightful environmental research and opinion from Canadian scholars, professionals and activists through publishing a quarterly environmental journal.
Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare
We lobby provincial and federal governments to establish a comprehensive, high quality, universal accessible child care system in Ontario with a massive increase in public funding.
Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Childbirth by Choice Trust
To educate the public on the issues of birth control, abortion and family planning.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Direct Action and Research Training Center
DART engages in congregation-based organizing and has affiliates around the country.
Non-Smokers' Rights Association
To eliminate the discomfort, disease and risk of premature death caused by environmental tobacco smoke. As a preventive approach, the NSRA is committed to eliminating the tobacco epidemic through the ...
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Toronto
A provincial organization with seven chapters, OPIRG engages in research education and action projects on a wide variety of social justice and environmental issues.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Carleton
OPIRG-Carleton mobilizes individuals to identify and improve environmental, social and economic conditions. We recognize the rich history of social creativity and resistance, while maintaining and bui...
Quebec Public Interest Research Group - McGill
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill is a non-profit, student-run organization that conducts research, education, and action on environmental and social justice issues at McGill Univers...
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES ...
Public interest research.

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Advertising Research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Applied Research
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Basic research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Basic research or fundamental research (sometimes pure research) is research carried out to increase understanding of fundamental principles.
Building & Running a Successful Research Business
Bates, Mary Ellen
A guide for entrepreneurs interested in launching, managing and building an independent research firm. Topics include how to get started, manage the business, marketing, and researching. Techniques on...
Can You Recommend a Good Book on Indexing?
Collected Reviews on the Organization of Information
Weinberg, Bella Hass
In-depth reviews focusing on key considerations in the organization and retrieval of organization.
En plein essor: Édition 2008 du rapport sur la recherche universitaire et la mobilisation du savoir
Un compte rendu détaillé de la R-D au Canada, plus particulièrement des activités du milieu universitaire.
The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines
A Handbook for the Serious Searcher
Hock, Randolph
Fact checker
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A fact checker is the person who checks factual assertions in non-fictional text, usually intended for publication in a periodical, to determine their veracity and correctness. The job requires genera...
Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
An Intelligent Guide to Intelligent Research
A review of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, by Thomas Mann
Diemer, Ulli
Review of the Oxford Guide to Library Research, a first-rate guide to how to think about research and how to formulate strategies for answering research questions.
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists
McGuire, Mary; Stilborne, Linda; McAdams, Melinda; Hyatt, Laurel
Internet Marketing Intelligence
Research Tools, Techniques, and Resources
Forrest, Edward
How to use the Internet for market research.
Internet Research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The practice of using the Internet, especially the World Wide Web, for research.
Investigative Reporting
Anderson, David & Benjaminson, Peter
Explains the art and science of investigative reporting: how to decide on a subject, how to find and evaluate sources, how to approach and interview the sources and the subject of the investigation, h...
Invisible or Deep Web
What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Market Research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Momentum: the 2008 report on university research and knowledge mobilization
An in-depth account of Canadian R&D with particular emphasis on research activities of the university sector.
The Oxford Guide to Family History
Hey, David
Shows how to trace family origins through the basics of research: where to begin, where to find records, how to decipher early styles of handwriting.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Mann, Thomas
An overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, with clear explanations of fundamental methods searching.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research - Review
An excellent guide to doing research, explaining research methods and strategies and their strengths and weaknesses of. See review in Sources Select Resources.
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
The PLOS mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Everything that we publish is open-access – freely available online for anyone...
Quantitative Marketing Research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The application of quantitative research techniques to the field of marketing.
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Research Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to research in the Sources directory for the media.
News about search engines, databases, and other information collections.
Researching on the Internet - REVIEW
The Complete Guide to Finding, Evaluating, and Organizing Information Effectively
An intelligent guide to successful online research. The focus is on the goals of the researcher; the tools offered by the Internet are evaluated in that context, not for their technological glitter. S...
Secrets of the Super Searchers - Review
The Accumulated Wisdom of 23 of the World's Top Online Searchers
Sources Select Universities, Colleges, and Institutes
Academic experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
Super Searchers on Madison Avenue
New Book Has Top Advertising and Marketing Professionals Sharing Their Online Research Strategies
Villamora, Grace Avellana
Provides advertising and marketing tips, techniques and resources from large firms specializing in online searches.
The Web Library
Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources
Tomaiuolo, Nicholas, G.
Will Google's Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?
Mann, Thomas
Google Print does not "change everything" regarding the need for professional cataloging and classification of books; its limitations make cataloging and classification even more important to research...
Yahoo! to the Max
An Extreme Searchers Guide
Hock, Randolph
A reader-friendly guide to online research, communications, investments, and e-commerce through the Yahoo portal.

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Centre for Research on Work and Society
University-union-community research centre doing activist research on work and labour.
Improbable Research
Research that makes people laugh and then think.
A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make ...
Resources for Feminist Research (RFR)
Documentation Sur La Recherche Feministe (DRF) - Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.