My regular reader (yes, you!) will know that one of my favourite rants is on the lack of evidence based thinking in software development. Our profession seems to be particularly susceptible to anecdotes and fads. Therefore, I was excited to come across SEED: The Software Engineering Evidence Database. It is meant to be a repository of Database of Empirical Software Engineering Publications.
Unfortunately, it does not seem to be very well maintained, the last updates I can see were in 2009. But this is exactly the kind of resource that will elevate the level of discourse in our field. There are some interesting papers in there, do browse.