Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bookcelerator – Top Books That Will Make You Smarter

August 01, 2016

Bookcelerator – Top Books That Will Make You Smarter
https://bookcelerator.com/

Bookcelerator ranks the top books that will make you smarter by compiling upvotes from Product Hunt, reviews from Amazon and GoodReads, reading time etc. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Open Syllabus Project

August 01, 2016

Open Syllabus Project
http://opensyllabusproject.org

Launched in January 2016 by a group of scholars at the American Assembly at Columbia University, the Open Syllabus Project contains data from over one million university syllabi. Using publicly available syllabi along with faculty contributions, the Open Syllabus team enters every text assigned to students into a database. Faculty, librarians, and students can then search for a text using the Syllabus Explorer tool to see a list of other works assigned alongside that text and discover its “Teaching Score” – a score developed by the team to reflect how frequently a text is assigned. While this tool is useful for university instructors considering what to include on their own syllabi, it also provides insight for anyone interested in examining trends in scholarship and higher education. Open Syllabus team members David McClure and Joe Karaganis noted in a recent New York Times article about the site’s launch, “Teaching captures a very different set of judgments about what is important than [scholarly] publication does. The Open Syllabus Project provides insight into what faculty judge important to teach to undergraduate students. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Follow Pew Research Center on Twitter

August 01, 2016

Follow Pew Research Center on Twitter
http://www.pewresearch.org/follow-our-researchers-on-twitter/

Here’s a list of active Pew Research Center Twitter accounts, including pollsters, demographers and others who regularly tweet about their reports and related analysis. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Expert Sources for Journalists

August 01, 2016

Expert Sources for Journalists
https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/expert-sources-for-journalists/

They have worked with authors, journalists, and filmmakers, to locate specialized experts for consultations, interviews, and more. Their network contains thousands of experts sourced from custom research, connections to exclusive databases, and institutional affiliations. Their experience sourcing experts for some of the country’s top law firms has given us unique experience in locating leading experts in every industry and area of practice. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Internet Experts Subject Tracer™.

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Carry the One Radio

August 01, 2016

Carry the One Radio
http://www.carrytheoneradio.com

Carry the One Radio is a monthly podcast that provides 20-30 minute interviews with scientists of all disciplines. Produced by a group of graduate students at the University of California-San Francisco, Carry the One Radio addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from traumatic brain injury to how the immune system can become re-engineered. Other podcasts address the science of taste, how hyena communicate, and the origins of human beings. While many science podcasts focus on a specific subfield of science, the team behind Carry the One Radio invites a wide variety of specialists to their show, including biological anthropologists, neuroscientists, medical doctors, and astrophysicists. Regardless of the specialty covered in each episode, Carry the One Radio strives to make these topics engaging to the general public. Seventy-four episodes are currently available on the Carry the One Radio website and can be browsed by subject tag. In addition, listeners can access a number of accompanying articles and scientific studies online. Carry the One Radio is also available for download on iTunes. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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