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Web Sites for Reporters

The Specialized Information Publishers Association has suggested that these are web sites to add to your ‘Must See’ List for reporters… which has a lot of use for libraries to know where these folks hang out. It’s an interesting view into the research world of other information pros.
UCG Editorial Director Lisa Getter suggests these Websites as part of the Internet reference file every reporter should keep:
Social Networks
http://www.facebook.com
http://www.linkedin.com
Search Engines
http:www.google.com
http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
http://clusty.com/
http: //www.zuula.com/
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=links
http://www.alltheweb.com/
Blog Searches
http://blogsearch.google.com/
http://www.blogpulse.com/
http://www.bloglines.com/
http://www.topix.net/blogs
http://www.lawprofessorblogs.com/
http://www.technorati.com/
Court Records
http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/
http://dockets.justia.com/
http://www.virtualchase.com/video/pacer/pacer.html
http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/info_court_web_sites.html
Sites Every Reporter Should Know
http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp (inmate locator)
http://www.archive.org/index.php (old web site pages)
http://numbrary.com/ (statistics)
http://www.switchboard.com/ (phone numbers)
http://www.info.gov/phone.htm (government phones)
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html
http://www.guidestar.org/ (non-profits)
http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm (SEC info)
http://www.secinfo.com/
http://www.reporter.org/desktop/tips/johndoe.htm (backgrounding guide)
http://www.pipl.com/ (great people finder)
http://indorgs.virginia.edu/portico/home.html (everything you need)
http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-secretary-state.cfm
http://www.allwhois.com/ (domain lookup)
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp (domain lookup)
http://publicrecords.netronline.com/ (property records)
http://www.virtualchase.com/ (research site)
E-tools
http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/index.php (alphabetize your lists)
http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl (inflation calculator)
http://www.indo.com/distance/ (distance calculator)
http://www.scribd.com/word/full/1036413?access_key=key-1o0zlyyepyqnp269to1c (social networking and other Web 2.0 sites)
Training Sites
http://www.businessjournalism.org/
http://www.notrain-nogain.org/
http://www.ire.org/
http://www.newsu.org/
http://www.knightnewmediacenter.org/
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Stephen

Posted on: June 10, 2008, 9:14 pm Category: Uncategorized