Other Australian sites for journalists |
Other journalism sites |
Invisible Web |
Good topical subject pages |
Other search tools |
- Search the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Journalism.
- Search FACSNET, a
free US service for journalists that provides background and sources on top issues, reporting tools, sources online, and Internet resources.
- The Journalists' Toolbox is a useful computer assisted reporting resource.
- It is worth keeping track of some of the following sites as they offer a lot of advice and tips for journalists. Poynter is probably the key site for developing journalists as it has features and articles on the tools of the trade. You can sign up for their newsletters on E-Media, Romenesko's media news and other issues. Another site I use a lot is Online Journalism Review, which has useful news and insights into new media. You can also look at American Journalism Review which links to many journalists' organisations, Editor & Publisher, which publishes topical material, such as the weekly Stop the Presses column by Steve Outing, the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR), the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
- Search Websites for Journalists, an annotated introduction to useful Web sites compiled by Allan Andrews.
- Search through the news and journalism links compiled by Margaret Vail at the Digital Librarian.
Use these tools to identify and find databases and directories in a vast range of subjects. The databases in the Invisible Web include statistical and census, legal and legislative, lists and rankings, drug and medical trials, archives, calculators and converters, and other collections of searchable records.
Use these types of tools to locate useful Web sites for background on a subject or to identify organisations working in a specific field.
- Use Meta Matters (Australian Subject Gateways) to find Australian organisations and resources in areas such as chemistry, engineering, agriculture, biology, science, business, education, health, law and Aboriginal studies.
- The National Library's E-Australiana section also points to useful Australian information sources on statistics, law, health, finding people, as well as general information and other issues.
- Pinakes links to the top forty subject pages online and also to multi-subject gateways such as Renardus, DutchESS and BUBL.
- The Resource Discovery Network is an entry point for five subject directories - BIOME (Health and Life Sciences), EEVL (Engineering, Mathematics and Computing), Humbul (Humanities), PSIgate (Physical Sciences) and SOSIG (Social Sciences, Business and Law).
- You can also use the ResourceFinder search service to cross-search all five of the directories in the Research Discovery Network.
- You can also try other subject sites such as the World Wide Web Virtual Library, the Librarians' Index to the Internet and Infomine.
- Use OAIster to cross-search more than 140 digital archives worldwide for scholarly papers, images, theses and other publishing,
- Use the Virtual Gumshoe (US) to find directories, listings and records that other sites might not provide, e.g. bankruptcy records, information on missing persons, links to cults and hate groups.
- If you know the name of the company or organisation whose web site you want, search Yahoo! or Google.
- If you can't find the source you want through one of the above sources, try some other Internet search tools.