jstor · 1 day
Okay, here's another good one for you: “Put a Finger Down, Fanfic Edition!”: Fanfiction Participants on TikTok and Anonymity Collapse, a thesis by Katie Behling (2022). Before you poo-poo the TikTok aspect, Katie's interesting argument is that the lack of anonymity in many of these videos demonstrates a shift in the self presentation of fanfiction participants and the level of confidence that slash participants have in their engagement with the community. The thesis is freely accessible to everyone, no login needed (though please do note that Katie copyrighted it).
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corvidiss · 2 days
you ever research something so intensely it stops making sense? like yes i now know a fair bunch about horses but i'm pretty sure they're not real at this point
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notpikaman · 9 hours
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deadpresidents · 21 hours
what is the best way to find the full transcripts of speeches by presidents? is there a site that you use for that sort of research?
Yes, there are two particular sites that I tend to use whenever I'm researching speeches or Presidential messages and they are both excellent sources.
The American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara is an invaluable resource. The UCSB site has archived hundreds of thousands of speeches, press conference transcripts, messages, and declarations from every President in American history. It's amazing how much information they have available for researchers, and how easy they've made it to navigate the site and find specific speeches or documents. As an example, f you felt like finding the transcripts for the 200+ press conferences that Herbert Hoover did while he was in office, UCSB's American President Project has them ready for your reading pleasure. And they don't just provide easy access to the major speeches that Presidents made while in the White House. You can find transcripts of quick remarks that Presidents made from train platforms during whistle-stop campaigns or radio addresses or signing statements. It's really an indispensable resource for researchers of the Presidency.
The Miller Center at the University of Virginia also has an incredibly useful website with archives of Presidential speeches, but also in-depth essays and features about the Presidency and each of the Presidents. There are extensive oral histories on Presidents dating back to Jimmy Carter, with fascinating insight from scores of people. And the Miller Center has also created a site within their website focusing on the tapes from the White House recording system that eventually helped bring down Richard Nixon. Nixon wasn't the only President who secretly recorded conversations in the White House, and there are tapes available from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as Nixon. Instead of having to search for those recordings at each of those Presidents' respective Presidential Libraries, the Miller Center has made it possible to search their archives for all of those Presidential Recordings. In most cases, they've also helpfully provided transcripts as the tapes are frequently difficult to clearly understand.
Those two sites are pretty much perfect for Presidential history researchers, particularly if you're seeking transcripts of speeches or Presidential messages. I'd also strongly recommend checking out the Presidential Library websites if you're researching someone who has a library. In my opinion, the Presidential Library system is one of the treasures of the National Archives and a treasury of research potential. Almost all of the 15 Presidential Libraries in the network officially maintained and operated by the NARA have extensive research materials that can be accessed online.
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nordleuchten · 2 days
Starting tomorrow on December 1, we are going to explore La Fayette’s aide-de-camps and (military) secretaries in the style of an advent-calendar.
Since some of these men were difficult to research and even more difficult to even identify, it might very well be that I have missed some of them. If you are aware of any aide-de-camp or (military) secretary that I have missed, let me know! :-)
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s-n-arly · 5 months
Skip Google for Research
As Google has worked to overtake the internet, its search algorithm has not just gotten worse.  It has been designed to prioritize advertisers and popular pages often times excluding pages and content that better matches your search terms 
As a writer in need of information for my stories, I find this unacceptable.  As a proponent of availability of information so the populace can actually educate itself, it is unforgivable.
Below is a concise list of useful research sites compiled by Edward Clark over on Facebook. I was familiar with some, but not all of these.
Google is so powerful that it "hides" other search systems from us. We just don't know the existence of most of them. Meanwhile, there are still a huge number of excellent searchers in the world who specialize in books, science, other smart information. Keep a list of sites you never heard of.
www.refseek.com - Academic Resource Search. More than a billion sources: encyclopedia, monographies, magazines.
www.worldcat.org - a search for the contents of 20 thousand worldwide libraries. Find out where lies the nearest rare book you need.
https://link.springer.com - access to more than 10 million scientific documents: books, articles, research protocols.
www.bioline.org.br is a library of scientific bioscience journals published in developing countries.
http://repec.org - volunteers from 102 countries have collected almost 4 million publications on economics and related science.
www.science.gov is an American state search engine on 2200+ scientific sites. More than 200 million articles are indexed.
www.pdfdrive.com is the largest website for free download of books in PDF format. Claiming over 225 million names.
www.base-search.net is one of the most powerful researches on academic studies texts. More than 100 million scientific documents, 70% of them are free
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macleod · 4 months
Color has been disappearing from the world.
A new research group used machine learning to track color changes in common materials and items, below is their findings for all color changes over time, they used 7000+ items from the 1800s to now to determine color changes in the most common items.
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Below are the colors of cars by year, notice how the majority of cars are grey, white, or black compared to twenty years ago.
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These aren't data points, but they are comparisons between the 'modern' homes of the 70s and 80s compared to the modern homes of today.
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Carpets have equally had the same treatment of grey added to them! The most common color of carpet is now grey or beige.
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Even locations that used to scream with color for decades have now modernized to becoming boring minimalist (and I love minimalism) personality-less locations.
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The world is becoming colorless, why?
source paper
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notpikaman · 9 hours
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newtsoda · 8 months
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There has been a lot of research about autistics over the years, but this one really took the cake!
This is what happened when researchers attempted to compare the moral compass of autistic and non-autistic people...
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katy-l-wood · 7 months
Digging up old photos for fashion research and found this dELIGHTFUL photograph.
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I love this man and his tiny donkey.
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errantscience · 11 months
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This comic shows what it's like to browse literally any website these days
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2soulscollide · 1 year
E.A. Deverell - FREE worksheets (characters, world building, narrator, etc.) and paid courses;
Hiveword - Helps to research any topic to write about (has other resources, too);
BetaBooks - Share your draft with your beta reader (can be more than one), and see where they stopped reading, their comments, etc.;
Charlotte Dillon - Research links;
Writing realistic injuries - The title is pretty self-explanatory: while writing about an injury, take a look at this useful website;
One Stop for Writers - You guys... this website has literally everything we need: a) Description thesaurus collection, b) Character builder, c) Story maps, d) Scene maps & timelines, e) World building surveys, f) Worksheets, f) Tutorials, and much more! Although it has a paid plan ($90/year | $50/6 months | $9/month), you can still get a 2-week FREE trial;
One Stop for Writers Roadmap - It has many tips for you, divided into three different topics: a) How to plan a story, b) How to write a story, c) How to revise a story. The best thing about this? It's FREE!
Story Structure Database - The Story Structure Database is an archive of books and movies, recording all their major plot points;
National Centre for Writing - FREE worksheets and writing courses. Has also paid courses;
Penguin Random House - Has some writing contests and great opportunities;
Crime Reads - Get inspired before writing a crime scene;
The Creative Academy for Writers - "Writers helping writers along every step of the path to publication." It's FREE and has ZOOM writing rooms;
Reedsy - "A trusted place to learn how to successfully publish your book" It has many tips, and tools (generators), contests, prompts lists, etc. FREE;
QueryTracker - Find agents for your books (personally, I've never used this before, but I thought I should feature it here);
Pacemaker - Track your goals (example: Write 50K words - then, everytime you write, you track the number of the words, and it will make a graphic for you with your progress). It's FREE but has a paid plan;
Save the Cat! - The blog of the most known storytelling method. You can find posts, sheets, a software (student discount - 70%), and other things;
I hope this is helpful for you!
(Also, check my blog if you want to!)
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geometrymatters · 6 months
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Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds
are also known as "rotor clouds" and their spiraling pattern is the effect of a cloud generating a billowing wave pattern, which is a very rare occurrence. They happen when there is a severe vertical shear between two air streams, producing the upper-level winds to blow faster than the lower-level winds. Images © WSLS 10, Dave Throup, Vivian Knezevich
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jstor · 2 days
The counter-curse for Cursed Child: anomalies and fan roles in Harry Potter canon formation, a thesis by Kayla Leibensperger (2021). Freely accessible to everyone, no login needed!
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macrolit · 4 months
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dailycupofcreativitea · 5 months
(Was digging through old messages on Slack and found these pics I sent to myself 2 years ago).
Please enjoy my collection of “overly honest methods” in science that were supposedly curated from a Twitter hashtag ;D
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miss-southernerd · 5 months
5 years of grad school have taught me intelligence means very little in scientists you mostly just need to be obsessive and slightly deranged
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quantumdragon42 · 1 month
Hello! I’m Talia Feshbach, a linguistics major at Bryn Mawr College researching self-censoring on social media sites, specifically TikTok, Tumblr, and Twitter. Self-censoring is the practice of censoring taboo or forbidden words through character replacement or euphemism - for instance, writing 'kill' as 'k!ll.' I’m conducting an anonymous survey about people’s self-censoring habits on these and other platforms. If you are over 18, use any social media, and are a US citizen and/or resident, please consider filling out this survey! https://brynmawr.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ZXUCkQ6Qk3s9lI
It is only 20 questions long and takes less than 5 minutes. If you can't respond or aren’t interested, please reblog or pass the survey on. As a quick note: please do not inform me if you have or haven’t filled out the survey, as it is intentionally anonymous. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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