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From Think Tank to Shark Tank: Resource Guide: General Research Resources

Social Media Resources for Group Project Work

Mendeley
Mendeley is a free, cloud-based reference manager that enables you to keep all of your research articles in one place, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies directly from your Mendeley library via the Word Plug In. You can use this software on the web, or download the Desktop for at-home access - be sure to 'sync' files often so that you can access your Mendeley library on the go!

MindMeister
MindMeister is an online brainstorming tool that will allow you and your group to create a visual 'brainstorm' that may help you generate an idea for your project. The free version allows you to create up to three concept maps.

Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere is an on-the-go polling system that allows you to gather audience responses to closed-or-open-ended questions in a flash! People can respond to poll questions via text message or a poll-generated computer link. The free version allows for up to 25 audience responses.

Economic Indicators

These sources of statistics and data provide information about the economy of the United States.

FRED
Current economic data from the Federal Reserve.

Economics & Statistics Administration
ESA provides economic analysis and publishes key economic indicators.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
In addition to tables, graphs, and datasets, BEA provides tools to help with understanding the U.S. economy.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve