Project Resources

Western Resources

  • Webpage - Western residents have access to space through to create and publish electronic pages.
  • Podcasting, audio/visual assistance, video conference, video and classroom technology support - email the Information Services Helpdesk 

Data Sources

  1. Look through below resources to get ideas for topics.
  2. Many of these resources have data available to the public, to Western users (sometimes for a fee) to use if you would like to do a secondary analysis.
  3. If you want to use one of the survey guides and administer yourself, make sure you get approval from the original authors.
  4. Use data in your writeup and reference the source
  • Map and Data Centre - "Services available at the Map and Data Centre include access to data and map collections and reference assistance related to locating and using statistics, microdata, cartographic materials and geospatial files." Suggest start by using the Equinox or <odesi> as search engine to see what data relates to your topic of interest.
  • Research Data Centre - "Research Data Centres (RDC) provide researchers with access, in a secure university setting, to microdata from population and household surveys.... Access to data is allowed after approval of an application that has been peer reviewed through a process managed jointly by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and Statistics Canada."  The RDS also offers: "Workshops, conferences and training about statistical techniques and the use of data are periodically conducted for researchers.  Projects undertaken at the RDC have generated products including master’s thesis, doctoral dissertations, and publications in books and journals."
  • Statistics Canada - If require raw data, access the Map and Data Centre to check whether Western has access to datasets.
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) - CIHI makes its data available to enable more responsive and effective health-system planning and decision-making
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) - "ICES is an independent, non-profit research organization that evaluates heath care services and delivery to meet the changing needs of the people of Ontario." Apply for approval to access ICES data for research purposes. Note: there are likely costs associated and other requirements needed.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Southwest Local Health Integration Network
  • London Ontario
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit

Image/video/tool database

  • Wikimedia Commons - "media file repository ... images, sound, and video clips"
  • Critical Commons - "public media archive"
  • Creative Commons - "use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools"
  • - "includes texts, audio, moving images, software..."
  • SMART imagebase - "collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations animations..."
  • iStockphoto - "web's original source for royalty-free stock images..."
  • CanStockPhoto - "we're a royalty free stock photography agency that..."
  • Open Education Resources Commons - "OER are teaching and learning materials..."
  • ccMixter - "ccMixter is a community music site ..."
  • Jamendo - "digital service for free music"
  • Photo Pin - "free photos for bloggers and creatives"
  • TED - "talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world"