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Public Perception of Mileage-Based User Fees (2016)

Chapter: APPENDIX C Resources for Identifying Public Opinion Research and Media Stories

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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C Resources for Identifying Public Opinion Research and Media Stories." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Public Perception of Mileage-Based User Fees. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23401.
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134 APPENDIX C Resources for Identifying Public Opinion Research and Media Stories Google Scholar This online database allows for searching academic literature and sources from academic publishers, university websites, professional society websites, and others. The database includes academic journal articles, graduate student theses and dis- sertations, abstracts and court opinions, and books. https://scholar.google.com/ Google News Google News is a computer-generated news media database that aggregates digital global news headlines and provides a link to the corresponding online media source. Media sources archived within the database include online sources (blogs, videos, and magazines) as well as traditional newspapers. Content is available for the most recent calendar year. https://news.google.com/ Google Web Owned by Google, Inc., this search engine allows for a more general search of resources. Because the search engine evaluates the entire World Wide Web database when searching for a given keyword or phrase, the resulting search may include reports, blogs, articles, videos, pictures, or any other resource relevant to the keyword(s) entered. http://www.google.com LexisNexis Founded in 1977, the LexisNexis organization collects legal and public-record-related information. In addition to providing legal content, the database archives text and media sources from national and international newspapers and includes broadcast transcripts, medical news, and industry and market news. In addition, LexisNexis provides full-text sources from magazines and trade journals. http://www.lexisnexis.com/ PollingReport.com This organization is an independent, nonpartisan polling agency specializing in collecting public opinion data in the United States. Polling questions pertain to politics and policy issues, business and economic concerns, and other preferences (e.g., entertainment, technology, sports, and transportation). http://www.pollingreport.com/ ProQuest Newsstand The ProQuest Newsstand database includes domestic and international media content from newspapers, wire feeds, blogs, podcasts, and websites. Accessing over 1,500 newspapers, news websites, and blogs, the database provides archived materials primarily for academic institutions and libraries. http://www.proquest.com/

135 Rasmussen Reports Established in 2003, this polling company specializes in collecting and publishing public opinion data. These topics polled include opinions about political issues, economic or financial concerns, and other general topics. Rasmussen Reports is a nonpartisan organization offering electronic media subscriptions. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/ ScienceDirect.com This online database provides access to full-text journal articles and book chapters from approximately 2,500 science journals and 26,000 science books. The database provides access to content relating to several scientific fields: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities. http://www.sciencedirect.com/ SurveyUSA This polling firm specializes in conducting market research for corporations and other interest groups. The firm also collects public opinions related to political topics through the use of opinion polls. The firm is a private, for-profit company. http://www.surveyusa.com/ Web of Science This online subscription-based database provides access to citations to academic journal articles, technical papers, editorials, abstracts, books, and other resources across multiple databases, allowing for a cross-disciplinary search of multiple scientific databases and archives. Thomas Reuters Corporation (a media information firm) maintains the site. http://wokinfo.com/

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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 487: Public Perception of Mileage-Based User Fees explores proposals to replace the current motor fuel tax with a road usage charge assessed on vehicle-miles traveled, often called a mileage-base user fee (MBUF). The report identifies and assesses various measures of public opinion on the MBUF concept.

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