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- Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK) [Full Text] This link opens in a new windowElectronic Book Center included ebooks on all subjects, including many encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, and guides.

The OSU Library Catalog has subject headings. If you had found a good book on your topic, examine the subject headings for that book below the location/call number box. You can click on these to see other items with that subject ot you can search subject directly as follows.

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Citation databases allow you to see for each article the items it cited and also the items that have cited it. If you find a great article, use these databases to move both back and forward in time from that article.

- Scopus This link opens in a new windowScopus is a citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Tools to sort, refine and quickly identify results help researchers focus on the outcome of their work.
- Web of Science Core Collection This link opens in a new windowProvides access to citation indexes which can be searched individually or as one file.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index indexes 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
- Science Citation Index Expanded indexes 5,300 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines and contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 70 percent of the articles in the database.
- The Social Sciences Citation Index indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
- Book Citation Indexes- Science and Social Sciences & Humanties indexes over 30,000 editorially selected books in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, with 10,000 new books added each year. It contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts for approximately 60 per cent of the articles in the database.

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- Academic Search Complete [Selected Articles in Full Text] This link opens in a new windowAcademic Search Complete is comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
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Where: OSU Library Catalog.

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Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Check for access of an individual item via OhioLINK - such as an item checked out at OSU. Also repeats searches in the OhioLINK catalog to see additional options for your need.

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Where: Library Databases

What: Check for online access to journal articles, conference papers, and more. Also gives interlibrary loan option if item is not available online.

- An introduction to statistics for statistical genetics part 1, general statistical concepts
- An introduction to statistics for statistical genetics part 2, models and techniques common in statistical genetics

__Taking a Chance Key Probability Concepts__- Introduction to Probability
- Probability - introduction
- Introduction to probability
- Probability
- Probability
- Probability
- Conditional probability
- Probability trees
- Data Analysis and Probability
- Probability Models
- Khan Academy: Probability explained
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 2)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 3)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 4)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 5)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 6)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 7)
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 8)
- Khan Academy: Combinations
- Khan Academy: Permutations
- Khan Academy: Probability using combinations
- Khan Academy: Probability and combinations (part 2)
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability and combinations
- Khan Academy: Birthday probability problem
- Khan Academy: Free throwing probability
- Khan Academy: Three pointer vs free throwing probability
- Khan Academy: Mega millions jackpot probability
- Khan Academy: Probability with playing cards and Venn diagrams
- Khan Academy: Coin flipping probability
- Khan Academy: Exactly three heads in five flips
- Khan Academy: Getting exactly two heads (combinatorics)
- Khan Academy: Dependent probability example
- Khan Academy: Finding probability example 2
- Khan Academy: Compound probability of independent events
- Khan Academy: Probability without equally likely events
- Khan Academy: Frequency stability property short film
- Khan Academy: Introduction to Random Variables
- Khan Academy: Law of large numbers
- Khan Academy: Addition rule for probability

- Conditional probability
- Khan Academy Calculating conditional probability
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability and combinations
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability tree diagram example
- Khan Academy: Conditional probability and independence

- Random sampling
- Detection of and adjustment for selection bias in randomized controlled clinical trials
- Samples and Surveys
- Sampling, Surveying, and Data Analysis
- Khan Academy: Probability (part 8)
- Khan Academy: Techniques for random sampling and avoiding bias
- Khan Academy: Techniques for generating a simple random sample
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution example problem

- Random variables and discrete probability distributions
- Random Variables
- Probability distributions for continuous random variables
- Random variables
- Khan Academy: Random variables
- Khan Academy: Introduction to Random Variables
- Khan Academy: Constructing a probability distribution for random variable
- Khan Academy: Discrete and continuous random variables

- Binomial Distribution
- Binomial probability distribution
- Khan Academy: Visualizing a binomial distribution
- Khan Academy: Visualizing a binomial distribution
- Statistical distributions in R

- An introduction to the chi-square test
- Chi-square
- Chi-Square : Lecture 11
- Khan Academy: Pearson's chi square test (goodness of fit)
- Khan Academy: Chi-square goodness-of-fit example
- Khan Academy: Chi-square distribution introduction
- Khan Academy: Chi-square statistic for hypothesis testing

- Poisson probability distribution and the urn model
- Khan Academy: Poisson process 1
- Khan Academy: Poisson process 2

- Applying central limit theorem to population proportions. Part 1
- Inference for Proportions
- Khan Academy: Confidence intervals for the difference between two proportions
- Khan Academy: Calculating a confidence interval for the difference of proportions
- Khan Academy: Comparing population proportions 1
- Khan Academy: Comparing population proportions 2
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of sample proportion part 1
- Khan Academy: Sampling distribution of sample proportion part 2
- Khan Academy: Large sample proportion hypothesis testing
- Khan Academy: Hypothesis test comparing population proportions
- Khan Academy: Hypothesis test for difference in proportions example

- Bayesian approaches for modelling complex metabolic pathways
- Statistical tests for association
- Khan Academy: Contingency table chi-square test

- The normal distribution
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 1
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 2
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 3
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 4
- Finding probability using a normal distribution. Part 5
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 1
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 2
- Finding Z-values with a normal distribution. Part 3
- Finding z-values with a normal distribution. Part 4
- Properties of the normal distribution
- The area under the normal distribution
- The normal probability distribution
- The standard normal distribution
- Khan Academy: Introduction to the normal distribution
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: z-score
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: Qualitative sense of normal distributions
- Khan Academy: Normal distribution problems: Empirical rule
- Khan Academy: Standard normal distribution and the empirical

- Central limit theorem. Part 1
- Central limit theorem. Part 2
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 1
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 2
- Applying central limit theorem to population means. Part 3
- Applying central limit theorem to population proportions. Part 1
- Applying central limit theorem to population proportions. Part 2
- Khan Academy: Central limit theorem

- The student t-distribution
- Using a student t-distribution statistical table
- T-Tests : Lecture 7
- Independent T-Tests : Lecture 8
- Khan Academy: Introduction to t statistics
- Khan Academy: T-statistic confidence interval
- Khan Academy: Using a table to estimate P-value from t statistic

- Hypothesis testing, types of error, and small samples
- Comparing Two Means
- Khan Academy: Example of hypotheses for paired and two-sample t tests
- Khan Academy: Two-sample t test for difference of means
- Khan Academy: Hypotheses for a two-sample t test
- Khan Academy: Conclusion for a two-sample t test using a P-value

- An introduction to experimental designs I
- An introduction to experimental designs II
- Introduction to experimental design
- Research design : the experiment
- Research design : observational and correlational studies
- Non-Experimental Research Methods
- Khan Academy: Types of statistical studies
- Khan Academy: Worked example identifying observational study
- Khan Academy: Examples of bias in surveys | Study design
- Khan Academy: Invalid conclusions from studies example
- Khan Academy: Introduction to experiment design
- Khan Academy: Experimental probability

- One-way ANOVA. Part I
- One-way ANOVA. Part II
- One-way ANOVA. Part III
- One-Way ANOVA
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 1: Calculating SST (total sum of squares)
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 2: Calculating SSW and SSB (total sum of squares within and between)
- Khan Academy: ANOVA 3: Hypothesis test with F-statistic

__Adaptive clinical trial design randomization____Imputation in genome-wide association analysis____Multivariate statistics and metabolomics____Survival analysis____Univariate statistics and metabolomics__- Khan Academy: Appropriate statistical study example
- Khan Academy: Estimating actual COVID 19 cases (novel corona virus infections) in an area based on deaths

- Correlation and causation : Tyler Vigen's spurious correlations
- Correlation
- An introduction to partial correlations
- Correlation
- Correlation and Causation : Illustrating the Difference
- Khan Academy: Calculating correlation coefficient r
- Khan Academy: Correlation and causality
- Khan Academy: Example: Correlation coefficient intuition

- An introduction to correlation & regression
- An introduction to regression diagnostics
- Summary of regression models
- Introduction to regression model
- Call center forecasting : linear regression models
- Inference for Regression
- Correlation and regression - Pearson
- Correlation and regression - Spearman
- Use of regression models
- Inference for Regression
- Correlation & simple regression
- Interpretation of regression coefficients
- Logistic regression
- Logistic regression
- Khan Academy: Regression line example
- Khan Academy: Introduction to inference about slope in linear regression
- Khan Academy: Confidence interval for the slope of a regression line
- Khan Academy: Calculating t statistic for slope of regression line
- Khan Academy: Worked example of linear regression using transformed data

- Choosing & Usng SourcesTutorials on finding and using info.
- Article Express / Interlibrary LoanRequest articles, conference papers, and even books (check OhioLINK first) when unavailable at OSU. Request scans of print-only journal articles available at OSU.