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Librarian-Approved Resources for General Research
Alabama Virtual Library
AVL is a free source for people living in Alabama. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.
The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
A search engine by Google for scholarly articles.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. They provide current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy.