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Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:31 pm
by James McMahon
This topic does not have to be specifically research related, but it can be. What free resources, databases or sites in general do you go to? Any useful places to visit on the Internet?

I'll start.

For books, courses, lectures and films in the public domain:
http://www.openculture.com/

For images that are free to share through creative commons:
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:34 pm
by James McMahon
A free online image editor (like Photoshop):
https://pixlr.com/editor/

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:42 pm
by blairfix
A free pdf editor that I use extensively for highlighting and commenting on academic journals:

PDF xchange

http://download.cnet.com/PDF-XChange-Viewer/3000-10743_4-10598377.html

(sometimes comes with some bloat-ware, so beware)

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:45 pm
by blairfix
Also Inkscape, a cross-platform vector image editor (essential for getting high quality graphics that don't pixilate).

http://www.inkscape.org/en/

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:00 am
by Mariareese
Nice info! PDF stands for portable document format, and it is useful for handling big amount of data across different platforms. Its enables you to handle extensive information regarding various subjects. The PDF file format imparts a professional touch to a document in the perfect way possible. The user can combine various ideas in an impressive manner as well.

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:57 pm
by alicon
James McMahon wrote:A free online image editor (like Photoshop):
https://pixlr.com/editor/

Recently pixlr is taken by autodesk hence they are hiding many new feature in there paid version,instead of pixlr i i am using http://toolpic.com/ which is same like pixr but has all paid feature of pixlr in it's free version.

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 am
by jmc
alicon wrote:Recently pixlr is taken by autodesk hence they are hiding many new feature in there paid version,instead of pixlr i i am using http://toolpic.com/ which is same like pixr but has all paid feature of pixlr in it's free version.


Thanks, alicon. I'll check it out.

I have been slowly learning R and the number of free tools and tutorials is too large for one post. But I did find that the best way to learn the syntax and a few basics is through http://tryr.codeschool.com/. It prompts you to various commands and it starts at the very, very basics.

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:43 pm
by jmc
http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/all?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No

Free online database of maps. Maps of many types, and some of the categories would be useful for those who look at earlier periods of capitalism. There is an export button that allows you to control the resolution of the jpgs you download. I can say that I will be using some of these for future posts that go on the features banner.

Example of one of the maps on American banking in the early 20th century:
Image

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:33 am
by jmc
Tabula http://tabula.technology/
Ever find a table of data in a PDF? Found a way to avoid from having to copy and paste unformatted text (which is always messy). Used the software to turn a 90 page pdf into one csv. Also, they have a solid copywriter: "Tabula is a tool for liberating data tables locked inside PDF files."

Re: Free Resources, Databases, Misc.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:34 am
by Mariareese
No dear I count not find that ever ..

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