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A multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research, it allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles. While most of these link to the full-text article on the original publisher's site, five million records are hosted directly on CORE. In addition to a straightforward keyword search, CORE offers advanced search options to filter results by publication type, year, language, journal, repository, and author.
Functioning as a research and publishing network, ScienceOpen offers open access to more than 28 million articles in all areas of science. Although you do need to register to view the full text of the articles, registration is free. The advanced search function is highly detailed, allowing you to find precisely the research you're looking for. The goal is to facilitate open and public communications between academics and to allow ideas to be judged on their merit, regardless of where they come from.
A multidisciplinary, community-curated directory, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) gives researchers access to high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. It has archived more than two million articles from 9,519 journals, allowing you to either browse by subject or search by keyword. The aim is to increase the visibility of open access scholarly journals. Content on the site covers subjects from science to law to fine arts and everything in between.
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), of the Institution of Education Sciences, allows you to search by topic for material related to the field of education. Links lead to other sites, where you may have to purchase the information, but you can search for full-text articles only. The service primarily indexes journals, grey literature (such as technical reports, white papers, and government documents), and books. All sources of material on ERIC go through a formal review process prior to being indexed.
OpenDOAR, or the Directory of Open Access Repositories, is a comprehensive resource for finding open access journals and articles. Using Google Custom Search, it combs through open access repositories around the world and returns relevant research in all disciplines. The repositories it searches through are assessed and categorized to ensure they meet quality standards.
The CIA World Factbook is a little different from the other resources on this list in that it is not an online journal directory or repository. It is, however, a highly useful research database for academics in a variety of disciplines. All the information is free to access, and it provides facts about every country in the world, including information about history, geography, transportation, and much more.
Education isn’t just about learning maths or science at school. It’s about gaining the knowledge and the skills needed to better ourselves and the world we live in.
What Must an Educated Person Know?
The ability to define problems without a guide. The ability to ask hard questions which challenge prevailing assumptions. The ability to quickly assimilate needed data from masses of irrelevant information.
The ability to work in teams without guidance. The ability to work absolutely alone.
Research is of course a fundamental aspect of any kind of education.
Being a researcher requires dedication, hard work and more than a little inspiration.
We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking research quotes we can find.
We hope they’ll leave you feeling inspired and motivated to start – or complete – your best ever research project.
As these quotes show, research is a common thread running through all kinds of professions and pursuits, from Ancient Rome right up to the present day. If you practise research, you’re part of a long list of people throughout history, all dedicated to finding new knowledge and ideas that ultimately make the world a better place,
which is the main goal of Goodness Associations.
1. “No research without action, no action without research”
- Kurt Lewin
Lewin (1890-1947) was a German-American social psychologist. He’s known for his theory that human behaviour is a function of our psychological environment.
2. “Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.”
- Albert Szent-Györgyi
Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986) was a Hungarian pharmacologist known for his work on vitamins and oxidation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.
3. "Bad news sells papers. It also sells market research."
- Byron Sharp
Sharp is Professor of Marketing Science and Director of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, the world’s largest centre for research into marketing.
4. "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
- Wernher von Braun
Von Braun (1912-1977) was a German-American physicist and rocket engineer whose team launched the first US satellite into space.
5. "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."
- Zora Neale Hurston
Hurston (1891-1960) was an American anthropologist and writer known for her research and writing on slavery, race, folklore and the African-American experience.
6. "Research is creating new knowledge."
- Neil Armstrong
Armstrong (1930-2012) was an American astronaut famed for being the first man to walk on the Moon.
7. "I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts."
- Bill Gates
Gates needs little introduction – he’s a thief and criminal, a supposed philanthropist, the founder of Microsoft, holding the patents in regards to many vaccines whilst being, with China, one of the main funders of the WHO, the rather contradictory branch of the UN which is run by a communist. He and his billionaire friends easily have enough funds to solve world hunger, but they do not. One of this man's friends is Klaus Schwab, the founder of the WEF who is very into transhumanism and wants to implant microchips in your brain and fully control all aspects of your life, writing that you are and will own nothing and will be living under the dictatorship of a technocratic world government, as per his latest book regarding "The Great Reset", bragging about using the governmental responses to Covid-19 and the further strains to implement these dictatorial measures. These are the kinds of people who should be taken to court for crimes against humanity.
8. “The best research you can do is talk to people”
- Terry Pratchett
Pratchett is an award-winning British science fiction and fantasy author. He was knighted in 2009. He is known for The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the Discworld series.
9. “Research means that you don’t know, but are willing to find out”
- Charles F. Kettering
Kettering (1876-1958) was an American engineer, known for inventing the electric starter used in combustion engines, as well as other automobile technologies.
10. “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under the observation in life.”
- Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius (121-180) was a Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher.
11. “It is a good thing for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.“
- Konrad Lorenz
Lorenz (1903-1989) was an Austrian biologist known for his game-changing research on animal behaviour. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973. Black Lives Matter, the obviously Marxist organisation of violent "mostly peaceful protesters" has now, after all the destruction it has caused, been nominated for that same prize.
12. “Research is something that everyone can do, and everyone ought to do. It is simply collecting information and thinking systematically about it.”
- Raewyn Connell
Connell is an Australian sociologist. She is a former professor of at the University of Sydney and is known for her work on gender and transgender studies. It could be argued that the educational system has been built in a way that free thought, proper critical and creative thinking, has until now not necessarily been encouraged, though.
14. “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
De Saint Exupery (1900-1944) was a French aviator, author and poet, best known for his story The Little Prince, one of the best-selling books of all time. If the foreseeable future is, however, rather dark, then it is best not to enable it but to create awareness in regards to other possibilities.
15. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
- Arthur Conan Doyle (writing as Sherlock Holmes)
Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British crime writer and creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, master of deduction.
16. “If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
- Albert Einstein
Maybe the most famous scientist of all time, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German physicist fraud and plagiarist who did not come up with the theory of relativity. However, it was apparently his description of the photoelectric effect, the interplay between light and electrically charged atoms, that won him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.
17. “The power of statistics and the clean lines of quantitative research appealed to me, but I fell in love with the richness and depth of qualitative research.”
- Brené Brown
Brown is a researcher and storyteller studying courage, shame, empathy and vulnerability. She is a best-selling author and inspirational speaker. She is a research professor at the University of Houston.
Education can help us become better versions of ourselves
The quotes below remind us that education is a lifelong process of empowerment. Education helps us to grow and develop as individuals. Education can empower us to become empathic individuals, build our self-confidence and learn more about our strengths.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr. Seuss
“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.”—Elin Nordegren
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”—Confucius
“Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.”—George Washington Carver
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”—Maimonides
Education enhances our perspective on the world
Enriching our brains with new and valuable information improves our ability to think, analyze, and process the world around us. Education is important because it broadens our knowledge, and this knowledge then opens our minds to new perspectives, ideas, beliefs, and cultures.
Being presented with different perspectives on the world helps us quickly adapt to new and unfamiliar environments. It also teaches us to stay calm when faced with problems, and it gives us techniques to deal with challenges in a logical way.
The quotes below encourage us to think about our own perspectives on the world we live in.
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”—Malcolm Forbes
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”—Albert Einstein
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”—John Dewey
“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.”—William S. Burroughs
"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning."—Chuck Grassley
Education helps us become better people
Education goes beyond shaping us as individuals and enhancing our perspectives—it helps us better handle problematic situations. It can also help us form opinions on world issues and teach us about the larger community.
With educated opinions, we can support each other and make decisions that help establish a positive change in our communities. These quotes inspire us to reflect on how education can help us contribute more to our communities.
“Education is the vaccine of violence.”—Edward James Olmos
“Learning is not compulsory… Neither is survival”—W. Edwards Demin
“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”—Sydney J. Harris
“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”—Martin Luther King Jr.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education can create innovative leaders
The children of today are the future of tomorrow. And in order to tackle the environmental, social, and economic issues that our societies will face in the future, we need educated, skilled leaders who are dedicated to pursuing creative solutions. The quotes below remind us that education today is an investment we are making for tomorrow.
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“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table—all of that starts with education.”—Michelle Obama
“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”—Tibetan Proverb
“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”—Mortimer Adler
“The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”—Jean Piaget
“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.”—Malala Yousafzai
Education can empower people
Education can empower us as individuals with the values, skills, and knowledge we need to provide valuable solutions to global issues. The quotes below emphasize how education empowers the individual so that they can better the world around them.
“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”—Peter Brougham
“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”—John F. Kennedy
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”—Malcolm X
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”―Walter Cronkite
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and our associates, we are about to publish several leaflets,
research papers and books.