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Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehensive Database) is the premier single-source, single-search provider of online information to help educators and librarians find just the right books to meet their educational and collection management requirements. CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records containing more than 500,000 professional reviews of children's books, multimedia and audio books (aggregated from 42 sources).

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NoveList Plus

A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

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Theses & Dissertations

UNCW Theses & Dissertations

UNCW Theses, Dissertations, Honors Papers and Special Projects searchable through the Library Catalog.

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ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Global

A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

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WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.

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Recommended Databases

ERIC (via ProQuest)

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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Sage Journals Online

Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.

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Education Week

Weekly news on American education issues. EdWeek.org provides daily breaking news and an array of other information resources, including such popular news blogs as Politics K-12, State EdWatch, Curriculum Matters, and an array of opinion blogs.

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Education Database

Includes access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database. Part of ProQuest Central.

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JSTOR

Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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ProQuest Central

This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

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Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite provides multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed and full-text academic journals supporting scholarly research with comprehensive coverage in key areas of academic study. It also offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency.

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from many leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

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PsycINFO

This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.

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Social Science Database

This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Research Library

A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Sociological Abstracts

Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.

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Web of Science

This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.

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Educators Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

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Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method.  Access includes research methods case studies and datasets.

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WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Helpful Websites

National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association promotes art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. This site provides news and updates about work being done in the art education field.

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Children's Literature Web Guide

Website that lists books for children and young adults.

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National Council of Teachers of English

This site provides grant information, lesson plans, professional development resources, and much more. Plus it covers all grades from elementary to college level.

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ESL Lounge

This site has games, worksheets, songs, and pronunciation exercises for ESL students. There are also links to a TEFL guide and student sites.

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Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children provides professional development resources, the latest news within the policy and advocacy fields, and special education publications. They also have a teaching and learning center.

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services.

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LD Online

LD OnLine offers accurate and up-to-date information about learning disabilities and related issues, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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NCIP

The NCIP stands for the National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials. This site contains video profiles, online workshops and events, as well as a library of resources about technology and special education.

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CHADD

CHADD stands for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. CHADD is a membership organization, produces the bi-monthly Attention! magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual conference. The National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about AD/HD.

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Public Schools of North Carolina

This is the offical website of all North Carolina Public Schools. Check out curriculum for grades K-12 and learn more about No Child Left Behind, report cards, and testing policies.

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U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education's website contains top stories dealing with national education issues, information centers on grants, student finanical aid, and policy, as well as teaching resources. You can also learn more about No Child Left Behind and the Secretary of Education.

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SchoolExpress

SchoolExpress has a variety of educational materials. We have lots of FREE items and an online store. Teachers, homeschooling families, parents, children, and grandparents use our site.

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eduScapes

This website was created by a husband and wife team with education backgrounds. On the site you will find information on high tech learning, distance learning, as well as many links to sites with K-12 lesson plans.

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Lesson Planz

LessonPlanz.com is searchable directory of free online lesson plans and lesson plan resources for all grades and subjects. Subjects include: literacy, math, social studies, science, the arts, and much more.

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A to Z Teacher Stuff

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

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edHelper.com

edHelper.com is dedicated to providing teachers a single shop for educational resources. The site features downloadable books and worksheets, monthly theme units, puzzle creators, foreign language units, and much more.

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Lesson Plans Page

The Lesson Plans Page is a collection of over 3,000 lesson plans from Preschool through High School and beyond.

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Crayola for Educators

This site is run by Crayola and offers coloring pages, craft ideas, lesson plans, various games, and much more.

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Education World

Education World is a resource that includes: a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet; original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts; site reviews; daily features and columns; teacher and principal profiles; Wire Side Chats with the important names in education, and employment listings.

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Math Forum

The Math Forum is a leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992. They offer a wealth of problems and puzzles; online mentoring; research; team problem solving; collaborations; and professional development. Students have fun and learn a lot. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.

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Middle School Math Lesson Plans

This site offers good places to begin looking for individual middle school math lesson plans or materials on which to base them.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

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Association for Middle Level Education: AMLE

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world. AMLE is committed to helping middle grades educators.

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National Association for Music Education

Of particular interest is the collection of lesson plans on this website.

 

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First School

First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age. The preschool crafts, lesson plans and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6).

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DLTK's Educational Activities

DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.

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Primary Games

Primary Games is a site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring free educational games, coloring pages, interactive e-books, holiday activities, musical postcards, crafts, and more!

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Teacher's Corner

The Teacher's Corner is an online resource for teachers. The site includes: lesson plans, daily writing prompts, seasonal projects, a bulletin board, printable worksheets, and much more.

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Chem4Kids

Chem4Kids is a site that contains basic chemistry information. They have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

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Biology4Kids

Biology4Kids is a site that contains basic biology information. They have information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics.

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Geography4Kids

Geography4Kids is a site that contains basic geographic information. This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere (for a start).

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Physics4Kids

Physics4Kids is a site that contains basic physics information. They have information on motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, and modern physics topics.

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Kapili

Kapili is a website that contains many smaller sites on a variety of science topics, such as animal systems, biochemistry, ecology basics, the periodic table, thermodynamics, and much more.

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Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab was created to foster a love for science in kids. Reeko hopes parents will find this page interesting (the reading level is slightly above elementary in some cases). Hopefully they'll sit down with their kids and attempt some of these experiments. Reeko believes they will have read the science facts so they understand the underlying principles behind these experiments. Then when the little one begins peppering them with questions, they'll explain the how and why of these experiments to their kids.

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Challenger Center for Space Science Education

With the founding of Challenger Center, the families of the Challenger 51-L crew assembled a network of concerned educators, corporations, and organizations to explore new and exciting ways for students to learn science and mathematics. Our primary audience encompasses students and teachers in grades 5-9. A comprehensive array of programs was created specifically for students in late-elementary and early-middle school grades because this is the age range when many young people begin to lose interest in learning.

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GLOBE Program

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.

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National Science Teachers Association

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, 60,000-strong. We publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college. Each year we hold four conferences on science education: three regional events in the fall and a national gathering in the spring. We provide ways for science teachers to connect with one another. We inform Congress and the public on vital questions affecting science literacy and a well-educated workforce.

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Star*s Family of Astronomy and Related Resources

The Star*s Family resources offer outstanding features such as a twenty-year tradition/experience in compilations, a resulting excellent exhaustivity of entries (including thousands of entries without WWW link), an homegeneous coverage of all practical data, a permanent updating and quality checking scheme (including authentication of data originators), the largest amount of URLs available in a set of astronomy resources, a unique astronomy-oriented dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations, and so on.

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National Geographic Education

The National Geographic Education site provides resources for educators and students. The site offers news updates, audio/visual content, lesson plans, and much more.

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National Council for the Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies is an association of over 25,000 educators who have come together to strengthen the social studies profession and social studies programs in the schools. NCSS Members take advantage of award winning publications, recognition programs, conferences, information services, and special offers. Whether you're looking for lesson plans, textbooks, or new insights, you'll find it in NCSS.

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National Geographic

Since 1888, we've traveled the Earth, sharing its amazing stories with each new generation. National Geographic's Mission Programs support critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, encourage geography education for students, promote natural and cultural conservation, and inspire audiences through new media, vibrant exhibitions, and live events.

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Country Reports

CountryReports.org was established in 1997 out of a love for international relations and culture. Entirely web-based, we offer more than 26,000 pages of content covering a wide-range of topics. Our statistical data and cultural information has proven to be valuable to students, parents, teachers, and researchers alike. In a sea of competing websites, CountryReports.org stands out as a leader, according to accolades received from prominent media and national organizations.

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Early America

Explore the World of Early America through the media of the day: newspapers, maps, magazines and writings.

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Hyper History Online

HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

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Social Studies Lesson Plans

Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful. Topics include: Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies, Online Activities, Educational Standards and Curriculum Frameworks, and much more.

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WNET Education

Public television continues to be one of the most trusted resources for educators, leading the way with dynamic digital media content and professional development services.

WNET’s award-winning Education Department (collectively representing the station efforts of THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV) is a local and national leader that engages the education community (formal and informal) through the development and delivery of high-quality and innovative media and services that are designed to enhance learning, enrich lives, and extend the impact of public media content.

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Curriculum Materials Center

Statistics Databases

ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, including a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminology, criminal justice, social work, sociology, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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LINC

Over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies for North Carolina.  Historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030.  State, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage.  Statistics in these areas:  Population and Housing, Vital Statistics and Health, Social and Human Services, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections, Environment, Recreation, and Resources, Energy and Utilities, Government, Employment and Income, Business and Industry, Agriculture, Transportation.

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Statista

Statista aggregates statistical information on over 60,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources, including market research institutes, trade organizations, scientific journals, government databases, and many other private and public resources.  

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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Provides access to statistical information produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, private companies, state government agencies, and universities. Create maps and reports from data. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series available in the repository. Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, marketing, and more.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.

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Gallup Poll

Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years.  Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide.

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iPOLL

The largest collection of poll data anywhere—1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International and US datasets available for immediate download.

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Roper Center

The largest collection of poll data anywhere—1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International and US datasets available for immediate download.

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