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How do you find out [xxxx]?

One of the most common questions I'm asked is how you can find certain information on the 'net. The answer? Think (and act) like a journalist. There is honestly not a whole lot you can't find on the 'net.

First, I'll run just a quick basic search through Google to see what it can come up with (and remember that you can get phone numbers, maps, and a whole bunch of other stuff with Google, too. Click Here to see.). You can also try the various simple tools at iTools.com to help, as well.

I also subscribe to the ResearchBuzz and Search Day e-mail newsletters which are full of useful, specialized search sites.

And another useful site that should be on every researcher's toolbar: The Journalist's Toolbox. From general to specialized searches and sources, this site will provide dang near everything you'll ever need. It's tricky to wade through, but if you're looking for something, you can (and probably will) find it via this site.

Posted by Jake on 02/28/03 @ 10:54 AM
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