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A database is a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose.

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Accessing research databases with company computer?

Are there any legal (or other) limitations in accessing research databases from a computer at my workplace? As a part-time student I have full access to resources provided by my university and was ...
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Where do all the essays go in college? [closed]

At my college I worked in the back room shredding graded essays from various subjects for hours. Some of them were very good and seems like a gross waste of data and labor. I wonder is this the ...
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Where to find medical data? [closed]

I’m still a novice in medical research so please provide some guidance. Generally I’m looking for a clinical database. For instance, the CSF protein level in Guillain-Barré syndrome patients like ...
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Qualitative Analysis on Images - Database Management [closed]

I am looking for a convenient software/web-service to upload a dataset of 250-500 images (in high quality) and create a database that can include each image's details (about 5-10 variables) as well as ...
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does a database containing list of all journals and related meta-data exist? [closed]

Is there any database where I can find a list of all the journals and filter the database based on the Impact factor, publisher and category (Open access or commercial)?
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Is there a database of granted and declined funding proposals available with abstracts?

I´m looking for a database of granted and declined scientific funding proposals. The applications should contain an identifier of the subject as well as the semantic components of the application and ...
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How to find a list of all articles published by a particular journal?

My colleagues and I are looking into ways to get a list of all articles published for the history of a given journal. Primarily, we are looking to for a list that includes title, authors, year, ...
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How to find articles containing specific keywords such as “cosmology” in several scientific databases?

I need to check articles containing specific keywords such as "cosmology" daily. It takes long time to search one by one search engines and databases such as ScienceDirect, GoogleScholar, arxiv, and ...
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Accessing research database [closed]

Is there a database(s) that can provide research insights (articles, case studies etc.) focused on financial services industry (e.g. topics such as data analysis, IT/Data Architecture as it relates to ...
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Keyword author comparison

Are there any databases filtering authors and comparing author-level metrics as to a given keyword? In example, can all German authors of articles on derivatives be ranked according to their h-index?
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Ask authors for some data (after already asking one of the three authors without getting an answer)

I have a question: I'm currently working on my PhD and I was looking for some specific data. After going through a lot of articels I found one from 2016 and one from 2017 both from the same three ...
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Anyone here experimented Elsevier's new "Data in Brief' and 'MethodsX' journals? [closed]

Since recently I have adopted the practice of depositing and publishing raw data and background information (e.g. original images, chromatograms, R scripts, etc) regarding my published papers. I am ...
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Alternatives to Excel to store experimental data [closed]

As a part of my thesis, I collect data from students and I combine their data in a single Excel sheet. The experiment consists of 200 trials. Every trial gives me three numbers: The answer is ...
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I doing my master thesis by using secondary data? If the data has already comparison part? Then how do i write about methods part? [closed]

I have already written my Literature review part of my master thesis. I'm going to write a methodology section. I have a secondary data. If we have a two yeas means, usually compare and contrast those ...
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Hugely important database replete with errors

I am about to finish my PhD in bioinformatics. I am trying not to give out too many details, so I won't be very specific. In the field I am working in, there are two extremely important databases ...
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How do you discover databases?

Is there a database or search engine where I can search for databases on a specific topic? For example, how do librarians decide which databases they will subscribe to; is there some central list?
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Creating dataset by scraping YouTube?

I'm trying to build a large dataset of images for training a machine learning model. My idea is to generate these images by grabbing frames off YouTube videos. My question: would this violate ...
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Why hasn't anybody built a free bibliographic database yet? [closed]

A globally available, free bibliographic database, much like Google Scholar but with stronger query-building and export of hits, would be tremendously useful. [Edited to add explanation of why this ...
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A journal appeared indexed until 2016 is now cancelled in Scimago. What does this mean?

In some online databases such as DBLP some journals or conferences appear that are canceled or not appear at all after a few years. For what I know that is because, according to DBLP, the mentioned ...
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What is the best way to archive all references in phd?

As a phd student, I am in phase 0 of my research and I download many papers everyday. I have archived the names and the specifications of the papers in a spreadsheet, but that does not really help. ...
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Are there any research databases that accept submission of published articles?

My organisation is a research institute that publishes peer-reviewed research articles via its website. Further social media and digital communication channels are also utilised to extend the reach of ...
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Confusion between citation databases: how are they related?

I have seen in some faculties that I have been visiting that they give more importance to some citation databases than to others. About this issue, I have some confusions. I prefer to open only one ...
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Is there a database of every scientist with their scientific interests?

Is there an open database of every scientist with their scientific interests? For example, I want to find a list of all scientists with their contact details based in the UK, whose scientific ...
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Are there any open access databases of all (or close enough) academic papers ever published? (not full-text)

Was wondering if there were any reasonably exhaustive open databases listing academic papers, with just the preliminary info, namely Title, authors, journal, etc. with or without abstract. I'm not ...
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Is there any standardization of figures for scientific publication in any field?

Short Version: Making the data behind the figures openly available is undeniably a massive help to the research community. What are some enabling systematic efforts (standard, file format requirement, ...
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doing masters while working? [closed]

I work full time as a bit of a mix: sql server DBA, BI developer, DW admin, ETL developer… I hold a BS in Systems Engineering, and wanted to continue studying… What are my options to balance a ...
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Where to get statistics about papers mentioning specific keywords?

I am currently gathering info about the state of the art of some topic. What I want to do is to get statistics about how often the topic was mentioned in papers in combination with other keywords in ...
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What to do when your name appears second instead of first?

As a Research Associate I wrote a paper which was published with my professor line manager as second author (even though he didn't work on the paper). I did the research, I wrote the paper, yet his ...
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Do universities keep records/a database of student assignments from the past? Or is only Masters/PhD work kept to publish in journals?

Do universities keep work done by students for later research and/or plagiarism detection by future students (eg. self-plagiarism)?
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Sharing articles with your department colleagues

Our group of researchers (~15 people) came to an agreement that it would be a good idea to have a database of journal articles that are worth sharing. Our department is becoming more and more focused ...
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Ethics of using public and illegally obtained databases for academic purposes

I'm on my senior year of college, and my professor and I have decided on an independent study where I will analyze and develop some method(s) for screening valid data sets for the 'selection' phase of ...
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Criticism of Paper [closed]

This is my first exercise which involves reading a paper and finding shortcomings or gaps in it. This is towards a database course for my masters degree. My paper deals with validation of xml using ...
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Restrictions on use of a commercial database in publications [closed]

I am considering purchasing a commercial database of retail transactions for a certain industry and time period. My intent is to do basic summary statistics and regression analysis, and publish those ...
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Global database of study programmes?

I'm interested in finding all undergraduate/graduate study programmes on the topic of "Sustainable Consumption". Is there a global database across all universities and teaching institutions that ...
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Research database access friction [closed]

Why is access to research databases (ebrary, EBSCO, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Project MUSE, Proquest, Sage, Science Direct, etc) – even when you’re a student or faculty member at an institution with a ...
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Is there any established database schema to store references?

I wonder whether there exists any well-established database schema(s) to store references. For example, the Perl package Bib2ML (aka. Bib2HTML) contains a bib2sql tool that generates a SQL database ...
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How do I look up grant information of PIs in Germany?

I know NIH allows you to look up grant information of PIs in the United States. Is there a similar website in Germany (DFG?) that allows you to see grants information of PIs? Also if someone knows of ...
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When writing a synopsis “review”, may I contact the authors with questions?

Please read the following background paragraph carefully to understand the meaning of "review" in this question - it may not be what you think. In particular, this is not a duplicate of Is it ...
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Is there some generally academic accepted categorization of subject areas and subject categories?

My question in the title is general. To help you understand why I'm asking the general question, I'll add ... the SJR (SCImago Journal) ranking is based on the SCOPUS database. In both the Web of ...
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Is there a master list of journals?

I'm looking for a repository of journal data. More specifically, a listing of every known journal name and various attributes such as ISSN, rankings, peer review, etc. I know Cabell's offers this ...
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How can I anonymously store supplemental research data that I submit with papers?

I'm writing a contribution for a double-blind submission system. Since I would like to supply more data than I could show on a small number of pages, I'm looking for a way to reference supplemental ...
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Is it a good idea to have a departmental problem database?

A departmental problem database will work like this: When a professor gives an exam, quiz etc. they upload the problems into the database. When the grading has been completed, they upload the scores. ...
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Good data entry and management systems [closed]

I am a PhD student and am thinking ahead to when I start up a psychology lab---what are some of the best data entry and management systems? To avoid the "it depends" answer, below I list what I'm ...
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Is there a single academic database for Management Information System /Decision Support System area?

Until now, I have been gathering literature rather primitively (I think) by regularly searching with related keywords in Google, Google Scholar, and also some of the university resources like - ...
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Are there any experiment reproducibility databases?

Quite often when I read a medical research article I wonder whether other researchers tried to reproduce the experiment. I could go through the list of papers that cite the article but I find this ...
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How to get free programmatic access to citations counts for a given paper?

What databases allow free, programmatic access to cited-by counts for papers? Google Scholar doesn't have an API, and they block crawling attempts. SCOPUS only seems to allows you to retrieve a ...
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How much can one download from databases before it is too much?

According to this article, a student was arrested for downloading ~4 million articles from an on-line database. I want to review all existing articles in my interest area before writing my paper, so ...
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Do all versions of an arXiv paper appear in Google Scholar?

I know that new arXiv papers usually appear in Google Scholar within a few days or weeks. My question is: if someone submits a replacement of his/her arXiv paper, does the new version of the paper ...
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Downloadable list of all accredited U.S. colleges?

I am looking for a downloadable list of all accredited U.S. colleges. I have found many options to search databases, but I am looking for a downloadable list, preferably in spreadsheet format such as ...
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Automatically, and freely, download PDFs for a set of references [duplicate]

In EndNote, I know there's an option to automatically download PDF files for the references you have in your library. Is there any way to do the same thing in some kind of non-commercial software, ...