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eResources for Research

  1. 1. eResources for Research Gohar Khachatryan | [email_address] |CRRC-Armenia | February 2010
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Scholarly Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GDN Collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jstor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WDI Online </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CRRC-Armenia Collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EbscoHost </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WB eLibrary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey Reports and Datasets </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CRRC Data Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Armenia Corruption Survey of Households </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Labor Migration from Armenia in 2002-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Statistical Service of RA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful Links: Research Methodology </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Global Development Network (GDN) The GDN Mission: Better Research, Better Policy, Better 'Developing' World Access to the following databases: World Development Indicators
  4. 4. GDN has granted access to J-Stor Journal Collection to GDNet Registered Eligible Researchers on the Knowledge Base. Researchers are provided with access to Business I and II and Arts and Science II and VI Collections. The current Collection brings together titles in Economics, Finance, Education, Social Sciences, Political Science, Archaeology, Marketing, Managements and more. To access any of the collections, please log into your profile available on the GDNet website using your username and password. If you are not a member of GDNet researchers’ community, please feel free to register your profile online at Access to JSTOR
  5. 5. JSTOR is an archive of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Started by the Mellon Foundation in 1995 Not-for-profit organization More than 1,000 journal titles More than 4,000 participants More than 4 million articles More than 21 million pages Starting from volume 1 of each journal Issues scanned cover to cover Full-text searchable Growing number of links to full-text of recent issues
  6. 6. Arts & Sciences II The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 127 titles. This collection adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I, such as economics, history, and Asian studies. Arts & Sciences II also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies. Arts & Sciences IV This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. There are 112 titles in this collection. Business The 47 titles in the Business Collection are drawn from Arts & Sciences I, II, and IV. The collection brings together core titles in economics and finance, including publications from leading scholarly societies and a range of critical research journals in accounting, labor relations, marketing, management, operations research, and risk assessment. Business II Business II will feature at least 60 titles, all of which will be drawn from Arts & Sciences IV, VI, and the Complement. The collection broadens the range of international business titles and includes a number of journals that explore the intersections between economics and law, policy, and psychology. JSTOR Collections
  7. 7. Subscription based academic journals site with 250 quality titles from over 40 publishers. MUSE began in 1993 as a pioneering joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. It is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.
  8. 8. WDI Online provides direct access to more than 800 development indicators, with time series for 209 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2008, where data are available.
  9. 9. The World Bank e-library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 5,000 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 2,000 World Bank publications and over 3,200 Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published. Topics in the e-Library include: Agriculture and Rural Development Banking, Finance, and Investment Business Procurement Commodities, Pricing, and Trade Current Affairs Development Economics Economics (General) Education and Training Energy, Industry, and Mining Environment Gender Globalization Governance, Civil Society, and Participation Health, Nutrition, Population and more…
  10. 10. EbscoHost EbscoHost databases are premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. Access to 17 databases, including Academic Search Elite, America, History & Life, Business Source Elite, Communication & Mass Media Complete, ERIC, Film & Television Literature Index, Historical Abstracts, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Regional Business News.
  11. 11. CRRC Data Initiative The CRRC Data Initiative (DI) is a cross-border effort initiated by CRRC from 2004 to collect data annually on a wide variety of social, political and economic indicators in the South Caucasus region. Focused on Demography, Education, Employment, Migration, Health, Social Institutions, Social Capital, Politics, Crime, and Economic Condition
  12. 12. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Survey datasets (in SPSS format) </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires and show cards Survey methodology document </li></ul><ul><li>SPSS online crash course </li></ul>CRRC Data Initiative
  13. 13. CRRC - Armenia under the program of USAID Mobilizing Action Against Corruption Activity conducted  corruption household survey in Armenia in 2008. The full report, dataset, questionnaire are available at 2008 Armenia Corruption Survey of Households
  14. 14. The survey was commissioned by the OSCE Office in Yerevan and implemented by NGO Advanced Social Technologies. The full report is available at Dataset is available at Labor Migration from Armenia in 2002-2005: A Sociological Survey of Households
  15. 15. <ul><li>Statistical Yearbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Stastics by Marzes </li></ul><ul><li>Population Census 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical data bases </li></ul><ul><li>* External trade database </li></ul><ul><li>* National Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>* Household’s Integrated Living Conditions Survey database </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>National Statistical Service of RA
  16. 16. Useful Links: Web Center for Social Research Methods http:// /
  17. 17. Useful Links: BUBL Link Catalogue of Internet Resources
  18. 18. Useful Links: EduTech Wiki – Research Methodology Resources http://
  19. 19. Useful Links: ICAAP Resources
  20. 20. Useful Links: Research and Documentation Online
  21. 21. Useful Links: SPSS Crash Course http://