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Moritz Library Research Tips: Finding Statistics, Best Search Engine for Your Needs

Polling the Nations
When you need statistics about people's attitudes, try Polling the Nations . This is a database of answers to surveys conducted by different groups from 1986 to the present. You can search by keyword or browse topics. For example, you can search the keywords "Iraq" and "war" or browse for the subject of "Iraq, War." Using either strategy, you will find results from hundreds of survey questions. The results include the exact wording of the question, the group that sponsored the poll, how respondents answered, the date the poll was taken, the method and the sample size.

Finding Information with Search Engines
All Internet search engines are not created equal. Certain search engines work better for specific research tasks. Information specialist Phil Bradley has created a useful guide for finding information with Internet search engines . For example, if you want to find a specific sound on the Internet, FindSounds is recommended for locating sound effects and other sounds. Yahooligans! and KidsClick! are recommended as search engines for children. Use of an appropriate search engine can greatly improve the quality of the search results.

There is a new website called Wayfaring , which, using the new features of Google Maps , allow users to create their own customized maps. Users have the ability to edit the maps by creating their own routes, points of interest, notes, etc.

(text from Opinio Juris, the Moritz Law Library newsletter for faculty members)

OSU Alumni Association Offers Tickets to January Sporting Events

Women's Basketball: January 15, OSU vs. Michigan @ 1:00 or 5:00 PM
OSUAA members and their families may purchase $11.50 general admission tickets for only $4.50 by visiting

Alumni Association members are invited to the Fred Taylor Room for popcorn and the chance to have your photo taken with Brutus Buckeye. The VIP room will open one hour before tip-off.

Men's Basketball: January 30, OSU vs. Florida A&M @ 8:00 PM
OSUAA members and their families can purchase Upper Bowl $13 tickets for just $10.00 by visiting

If you wish to receive additional Athletic/Alumni Association Sponsored Events or Athletic Ticket Promotions, please click Member Promotions to sign up.

Thank you for your support of Ohio State Athletics and the Ohio State Alumni Association. Go Bucks!!