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GS216 Intro to Journalism: Finding Information

Where to Look for What

From the web site Noodle Tools


Where Are the Experts?

NYU Libraries, Journalism Research Guide
Finding Experts

Local Colleges and Universities
Look at schools that have degree programs in the field for which you need an expert

Professional Associations

  • Look in yellow pages
  • Google "associations [name of field]" 
  • Look in your library for association directories

Contact Authors
When you find relevent sources in your research, make note of the names and institutional affiliations of the authors. Go to institutions' web sites and look at staff/faculty lists for contact information.

Follow Up Later
Use another reporter's expert by doing a follow-up interview after enough time has passed for new developments to have occured.

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition  (CFOIC)
Home Page
Videos & How-To's
Extensive List of Resources


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Federal Government's FOIA Page
(file, track, and share public records requests)
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 

Government Produced Information

Portals to Gov. Info.
Federal, State, Tribal, County, and City Government
Federal Printing Office
National Archives & Records Administration
City, County, and State web sites    Use Google and search for "city of [name of city]", etc.
Statistics & Demographics

University of Texas at Austin Libraries Guide to Finding Statistics/Demographices
UN Statistics
US Census
Data & Research Reports
Federal Data
Federally Funded Science Reports
National Libraries
National Library of Education
Environmental Protection Agency National Library Network
National Library of Energy
National Library of Agcriculture
National Transportation Library


The fastest way to find books is to search TIGER by keyword or subject:

Search TIGERfor
  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine searches by adding keywords.
  • Once you find an interesting book, click on the subject headings in the cataloging record to find similar materials.


  • Every person (composer, performer, lyricist) is a SUBJECT. If you want to find out about a composer, etc., do a SUBJECT search. Use Last Name, First Name.
  • By contrast, if you want to find musicals by a composer, do an AUTHOR search in the Tiger catalog.  This will bring up anything she has created (scores, recordings, writings, etc).

For more ideas on creating effective TIGER searches, use the Advanced Search page and review Ten TIGER Catalog Tips.

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