Super Searchers in the News
Super Searchers in the News:
The Online Secrets of Journalists & News Researchers
By Paula J. Hane

Edited by Reva Basch



Internet Sites, Search Engines, and Online Databases

  1. 1. 10-K Wizard • http://www.10kwizard.com 
  2. 192.com (U.K. directory) • http://www.192.com 
  3. 1stHeadlines • http://www.1stheadlines.com 
  4. ABC News • http://www.abcnews.com 
  5. Achoo! • http://www.achoo.com 
  6. Alexa • http://www.alexa.com 
  7. AltaVista • http://www.altavista.com 
  8. AltaVista Advanced • http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=aq 
  9. Amazon.com • http://www.amazon.com 
  10. America Online (AOL) • http://www.aol.com 
  11. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants • http://www.aicpa.org/ 
  12. American Medical Association • http://www.ama-assn.org 
  13. AnyWho (AT&T) • http://www.anywho.com 
  14. APBnews.com • http://www.apbnews.com 
  15. Art Museum.Net • http://www.artmuseum.net 
  16. Artnet.com • http://www.artnet.com 
  17. Ask Jeeves • http://www.ask.com 
  18. Associated Press • http://www.ap.org 
  19. Association of UK Media Librarians • http://www.aukml.org.uk 
  20. AutoTrack • http://www.autotrackxp.com 
  21. Barbara Gellis Shapiro’s News Researcher Site • http://www.gate.net/~barbara/indext.htm 
  22. BBC • http://www.bbc.co.uk 
  23. BBC Panorama • http://www.bbc.co.uk/Panorama 
  24. The BigHub • http://www.thebighub.com 
  25. Bloomberg • http://www.bloomberg.com 
  26. Bloomberg Business Video • http://www.bloomberg.com/videos 
  27. Bureau of National Affairs • http://www.bna.com 
  28. Business 2.0 • http://business2.com 
  29. Cameo—U.K. Electoral Roll On-Line •  http://bvduk.bvdep.com/products/cameo/overview.htm 
  30. CBS MarketWatch • http://www.cbsmarketwatch.com 
  31. ChoicePoint (formerly CDB Infotek) • http://www.choicepointonline.com 
  32. CIA World Factbook • http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ 
  33. CNET • http://www.cnet.com 
  34. CNN—Cable News Network • http://www.cnn.com 
  35. CompuServe • http://www.compuserve.com 
  36. Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute (U.S. Supreme Court Opinions) • http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/ 
  37. CyberClipping.com • http://www.cyberclipping.com 
  38. Cyber Paperboy • http://www.cyberpaperboy.com 
  39. The Daily Telegraph (U.K.) • http://www.dailytelegraph.co.uk 
  40. DataStar Web • http://www.datastarweb.com 
  41. DBT Online • http://www.dbtonline.com 
  42. Deja.com (formerly DejaNews) • http://www.deja.com 
  43. Demos • http://www.demos.org.uk 
  44. DialogClassic • http://www.dialogclassic.com 
  45. DialogSelect • http://www.dialogselect.com 
  46. Dialog Intranet Toolkit • http://products.dialog.com/products/toolkit/ 
  47. Dogpile • http://www.dogpile.com 
  48. Dow Jones Interactive • http://djinteractive.com 
  49. dowjones.com (now Work.com) • http://dowjones.wsj.com 
  50. Dun & Bradstreet • http://www.dnb.com 
  51. EBSCOhost • http://www.epnet.com 
  52. EDGAR (Securities and Exchange Commission) • http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm 
  53. Encyclopaedia Britannica • http://www.britannica.com 
  54. Encyclopedia of Associations • http://www.gale.com 
  55. Environmental Working Group • http://www.ewg.org 
  56. Evaluating Web Resources by Jan Alexander and Marcia Ann Tate (Widener University, Wolfgram Memorial Library) • http://www2.widener.edu/Wolfgram-Memorial-Library/webeval.htm 
  57. Evaluating Web Resources – Checklist for a News Web Page • http://www2.widener.edu/Wolfgram-Memorial-Library/news.htm 
  58. Excite • http://excite.com 
  59. Excite NewsTracker • http://nt.excite.com 
  60. ExpertNet • http://www.cvcp.ac.uk/WhatWeDo/ExpertNet/expertnet.html 
  61. Facts on File • http://www.facts.com 
  62. Fast Company • http://www.fastcompany.com 
  63. FAST Search • http://www.fast.no or http://www.alltheweb.com 
  64. FedStats • http://www.fedstats.gov 
  65. FedWorld • http://www.fedworld.gov 
  66. Financial Times • http://www.ft.com 
  67. FindLaw • http://www.findlaw.com 
  68. Florida Department of Corrections • http://www.dc.state.fl.us 
  69. Forrester Research • http://www.forrester.com 
  70. Fox News • http://www.foxnews.com/video 
  71. FreeEDGAR • http://www.freeedgar.com 
  72. Free Pint • http://www.freepint.co.uk 
  73. FT Profile (now part of Lexis-Nexis Europe) • http://www.info.ft.com 
  74. Gale Biography Resource Center • http://www.gale.com 
  75. GaleNet • http://galenet.gale.com 
  76. Gary Price’s Direct Search • http://gwis2.circ.gwu.edu/~gprice/direct.htm 
  77. Gary Price’s List of Lists • http://gwis2.circ.gwu.edu/~gprice/listof.htm 
  78. Global NewsBank • http://www.newsbank.com 
  79. Go.com • http://www.go.com 
  80. Google • http://www.google.com 
  81. Google—Uncle Sam • http://www.google.com/unclesam 
  82. GovSearch (Northern Light) • http://usgovsearch.northernlight.com/publibaccess/ 
  83. Handspring • http://www.handspring.com 
  84. HMSO (Her Majesty’s Stationery Office) • http://www.hmso.gov.uk 
  85. Hoover’s Online • http://www.hoovers.com 
  86. HotBot • http://www.hotbot.com 
  87. Humanities Index • http://www.hwwilson.com 
  88. Human Rights Watch • http://www.hrw.org 
  89. IDG.net • http://www.idg.net 
  90. The Industry Standard • http://www.thestandard.com 
  91. InferenceFind • http://www.inferencefind.com 
  92. Informant • http://informant.dartmouth.edu 
  93. Information Today Inc. NewsBreaks • http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks 
  94. InfoSpace • http://www.infospace.com 
  95. InfoUSA • http://www.infousa.com 
  96. Institute for War and Peace Reporting • http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl5?home_index.html 
  97. The Internet Newsroom • http://www.editors-service.com 
  98. Investext • http://www.investext.com 
  99. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) • http://www.ire.org 
  100. Ireland, Government of—Good Friday Agreement • http://www.irlgov.ie/iveagh/angloirish/goodfriday/default.htm 
  101. IRS—Form 990: see National Center for Charitable Statistics 
  102. Jupiter Communications • http://www.jup.com 
  103. Keesing’s Online Database • http://www.keesings.com 
  104. Knight Ridder • http://www.kri.com 
  105. KRT Business News • http://www.krtdirect.com 
  106. LawCrawler • http://www.lawcrawler.com 
  107. Legal Research from LexisNexis • http://law.lexisnexis.com/full-service-law-firms/research-solutions-legal-research
  108. Legal Solutions from LexisNexis • http://law.lexisnexis.com/specialized-law-firms/research-solutions
  109. Lexis-Nexis • http://www.lexis-nexis.com 
  110. Lexis-Nexis Universe • http://web.lexis-nexis.com/ln.universe 
  111. Librarian’s Index to the Internet—Keeping up with New Internet Resources • http://lii.org/search/file/newsites 
  112. Librarian’s Index to the Internet—New this Week • http://lii.org 
  113. The London Times • http://www.thetimes.co.uk 
  114. Liszt • http://www.liszt.com 
  115. The Louvre • http://www.louvre.fr 
  116. Lycos • http://www.lycos.com 
  117. Mailbase • http://www.mailbase.ac.uk 
  118. Mamma • http://www.mamma.com 
  119. MapBlast • http://www.mapblast.com 
  120. MapQuest • http://www.mapquest.com 
  121. Attorneys in the Martindale Directory
  122. MEDLINE • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ 
  123. MetaCrawler • http://www.metacrawler.com 
  124. MetaFind • http://www.metafind.com 
  125. Metropolitan Museum (NY) • http://www.metmuseum.org 
  126. The Miami Herald • http://www.herald.com 
  127. The Miami Herald (archive on NewsLibrary) • http://www.herald.com/newslibrary/ 
  128. MSNBC • http://www.msnbc.com 
  129. Multex.com • http://www.multex.com 
  130. My Simon • http://www.mysimon.com 
  131. National Center for Charitable Statistics (IRS—Form 990) http://www.urban.org/990 
  132. National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) • http://www.nicar.org 
  133. National Public Radio (NPR) • http://www.npr.org 
  134. NATO • http://www.nato.org 
  135. Needle in a CyberStack • http://members.home.net/albeej/ 
  136. New York Times Online • http://www.nytimes.com 
  137. NewsBank NewsFile • http://www.newsbank.com 
  138. NewsBot • http://www.newsbot.com 
  139. NewsHub • http://www.newshub.com 
  140. News Index • http://www.newsindex.com 
  141. NewsTrawler • http://www.newstrawler.com 
  142. Nobel Prize • http://www.nobel.se/prize/ 
  143. Northern Light • http://www.nlsearch.com 
  144. NRA (National Rifle Association) • http://www.nra.org 
  145. PCMike.com • http://www.pcmike.com 
  146. Penal Lexicon • http://www.penlex.org.uk 
  147. PINAKES, a Subject Launchpad • http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/pinakes/pinakes.html 
  148. Power Reporting Alerts by Email • http://PowerReporting.com/category/Alerts_by_E-mail 
  149. Poynter Institute for Media Studies • http://www.poynter.org 
  150. PR Newswire • http://www.prnewswire.com 
  151. ProfNet • http://www.profnet.com 
  152. ProFusion • http://www.profusion.com 
  153. Project Gutenberg • http://www.gutenberg.net 
  154. ProQuest • http://www.proquest.com/proquest 
  155. Public Records Online, A ChoicePoint Company • http://www.flpro.com 
  156. Radio and Television News Directors Association • http://www.rtnda.org 
  157. Real Cities Network • http://www.realcities.com 
  158. Red Herring • http://www.redherring.com 
  159. RemarQ • http://www.remarq.com 
  160. Reporter’s Desktop • http://www.reporter.org/desktop 
  161. Resource Discovery Network • http://www.rdn.ac.uk 
  162. Reuters • http://www.reuters.com 
  163. The Right-to-Know Network • http://www.rtk.net 
  164. San Jose Mercury News • http://www.mercurycenter.com 
  165. Seattle Times, Special Project series by Duff Wilson, "Fear in the Fields" • http://www.seattletimes.com/news/special/#fields 
  166. SiliconValley.com • http://www.mercurycenter.com/svtech/ 
  167. SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) • http://www.sirs.com 
  168. SLA News Division • http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/ 
  169. SLA News Division—Newspapers Online • http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/papersal.html 
  170. SLA News Division—U.S. News Archives on the Web • http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html 
  171. SOSIG—Social Science Information Gateway • http://www.sosig.ac.uk 
  172. Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford University School of Law) • http://securities.stanford.edu 
  173. Sun-Sentinel • http://www.sun-sentinel.com 
  174. Switchboard • http://www.switchboard.com 
  175. Tate Gallery • http://www.tate.org.uk 
  176. TheStreet.com • http://www.thestreet.com 
  177. Thomas (U.S. Library of Congress) • http://thomas.loc.gov/ 
  178. Time, Inc. • http://www.time-inc.com 
  179. Tony Awards • http://www.tonys.org 
  180. TotalNEWS • http://www.totalnews.com 
  181. UCLA College Library Instruction - Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources, by Esther Grassian • http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/instruct/web/critical.htm 
  182. U.K. Central Office of Information • http://www.coi.gov.uk 
  183. U.K. Ministry of Defence • http://www.mod.uk 
  184. U.K. Online User Group • http://www.ukolug.org.uk 
  185. U.K. Plus • http://www.ukplus.co.uk 
  186. Ultimate Pro-Life Resource List • http://www.prolifeinfo.org 
  187. Uniform Crime Reports (FBI) • http://www.fbi.gov/ucr.htm 
  188. U.S. Department of Agriculture • http://www.usda.gov 
  189. U.S. Department of Commerce • http://www.doc.gov 
  190. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission • http://www.eeoc.gov 
  191. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA Civil Aviation Registry • http://registry.faa.gov 
  192. U.S. Federal Election Commission • http://www.fec.gov 
  193. U.S. Food and Drug Administration • http://www.usda.gov 
  194. U.S. Government Printing Office • http://www.gpo.gov 
  195. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) • http://www.noaa.gov 
  196. U.S. National Weather Service • http://www.nws.noaa.gov 
  197. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission • http://sec.gov 
  198. U.S. State Department • http://www.state.gov 
  199. U.S. Supreme Court • http://www.supremecourtus.gov 
  200. Wall Street Journal Interactive • http://wsj.com 
  201. Washington Document Service • http://wdsdocs.com 
  202. The Washington Post • http://www.washingtonpost.com 
  203. The Weather Channel • http://www.weather.com 
  204. WebFeat • http://www.webfeat.org 
  205. Westlaw • http://www.westlaw.com 
  206. Whois (from Network Solutions) • http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois 
  207. Wilson Biographies • http://www.hwwilson.com 
  208. Wired • http://www.wired.com 
  209. WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources • http://www.etown.edu/vl/ 
  210. Yahoo! • http://www.yahoo.com 
  211. Yahoo! Alerts • http://alerts.yahoo.com 
  212. Yahoo! GeoCities • http://geocities.yahoo.com 
  213. Yahoo! News • http://dailynews.yahoo.com 
  214. Yahoo! What’s New • http://www.yahoo.com/new/ 
  215. ZDNet • http://www.zdnet.com 

Electronic Discussion Groups, Mailing Lists and Newsletters

  1. CARR-L (Computer Assisted Research and Reporting): To subscribe, send email to LISTSERV@ULKYVM.LOUISVILLE.EDU
    In message body type: SUBscribe CARR-L Your-real-name Organization
  2. China News Digest • http://www.cnd.org
  3. IDG.net • http://www.idg.net
  4. The Internet TOURBUS • http://www.tourbus.com
  5. IRE-L (Investigative Reporters and Editors): To subscribe, send email to listproc@lists.missouri.edu
    In message body type: SUB IRE-L Firstname Lastname
  6. Net-happenings (Gleason Sackmann) • http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/caservices/net-hap/index.html / http://listserv.classroom.com/archives/net-happenings.html (archive) 
    NICAR-L (National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting): To subscribe, send email to listproc@lists.missouri.edu
    In message body type: SUB NICAR-L Firstname Lastname
  7. ResearchBuzz (From Tara Calishain) • http://www.researchbuzz.com/news/index.html
  8. The Scout Report • scout.cs.wisc.edu/index.html, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/misc/subscribe.html
  9. Search Engine Watch (Danny Sullivan) • http://www.searchenginewatch.com
  10. SLA News Division: To subscribe, send email to listproc@listserv.oit.unc.edu
    [In message body type: subscribe NEWSLIB firstname lastname
  11. The Sports Business Daily • http://www.sportsbizdaily.com
  12. Stumpers-L: To subscribe, send email to: mailserv@cuis.edu
    In message body type: subscribe STUMPERS-L YourEmailAddress
  13. Wired News Daily: To subscribe, visit http://hotwired.lycos.com

Other Resources

  1. Computer Assisted Research: A Guide to Tapping Online Information (4th Edition) By Nora M. Paul • Bonus Books Inc. and Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL, 1999 • http://www.poynter.org/pub/car.htm
  2. EContent (formerly Database) • Online Inc., Wilton, CT, bimonthly • http://www.ecmag.nethttp://www.onlineinc.com/database (archives)
  3. Encyclopedia of Associations • Gale Research, Farmington Hills, MI, 2000 • http://www.gale.com
  4. Facts on File Weekly World News Digest • Facts on File News Service, New York, NY, weekly • http://www.facts.com
  5. Fulltext Sources Online • Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 2x year • http://www.infotoday.com/fso
  6. Great Scouts! CyberGuides for Subject Searching on the Web, By Nora Paul & Margot Williams • Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 1999 • http://www.infotoday.com/catalog/books.htm#10
  7. Information Sources for the Press and Broadcast Media • Edited by Sarah Adair • Bowker-Saur, 1999 •  http://www.bowker-saur.co.uk/products/catalog/lis/is_press.htm
  8. Information Today • Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, monthly • http://www.infotoday.com/it/itnew.htm
  9. Internet World • Penton Media, Westport, CT, weekly • http://www.iw.com
  10. Online • Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, bimonthly • http://www.onlinemag.net
  11. PC World • http://www.pcworld.com
  12. Searcher • Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 10x/year. • http://www.infotoday.com/searcher
  13. Secrets of the Super Searchers, By Reva Basch • CyberAge Books, Information Today Inc., Medford, NJ, 1993 • http://www.infotoday.com/catalog/books.htm#13
  14. Secrets of the Super Net Searchers, By Reva Basch • CyberAge Books, Information Today Inc., Medford, NJ, 1996 • http://www.infotoday.com/catalog/books.htm#12
  15. Who’s Who in America • Marquis Who’s Who, New Providence, NJ, annual • http://www.marquiswhoswho.com
  16. The Wired Journalist: Newsroom Guide to the Internet (revised third edition), By Mike Wendland • http://www.rtndf.org/rtndf/wiredweb
  17. The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Edited by Robert Famighetti • http://www.worldalmanac.com
  18. Yahoo! Internet Life • ZDNet, monthly • http://www.zdnet.com/yil/

Software

  1. Associated Press Broadcast Technology (ENPS) • http://www.enps.comAutonomy • http://www.autonomy.com
  2. Cold Fusion (Allaire Corp.) • http://www.allaire.com/Products/index.cfm
  3. Copernic • http://www.copernic.com
  4. Enfish Tracker Pro • http://www.enfish.com
  5. Homesite (Allaire Corp.) • http://www.allaire.com/Products/index.cfm
  6. Intelliseek BullsEye • http://www.intelliseek.com
  7. Internet FastFind (Symantec Corp.) • http://www.symantec.com
  8. Microsoft Access • http://www.microsoft.com/office/access/
  9. Microsoft Excel • http://www.microsoft.com/office/excel/
  10. SII (System Integrators, Inc.) • http://www.sii.com
  11. WebRecord Research Pro (Canon Computer Systems, Inc.) • http://www.software.canon.com


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