Finding Data Sources

The great info visualization blog Flowing Data has a great post today listing places to find data, including universities, news organizations, sports, geographic, world, politics & government and general sources. You can find more data resources in the library’s Electronic Resources Directory. In the advanced search, choose “Datasets” under “Resource Type” and click on “Show Resources.”
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Use Wolfram|Alpha to Make College Easier

Wolfram|Alpha made a splash on the internet when it was released this past year. In fact, some claimed it would be a “Google-killer.” But the creators of Wolfram|Alpha disagreed. They have other plans for their website than just being a search engine: Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of...
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