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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.

Add to that more than 3,000 tipsheets from our national conferences on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories and you have a resource that no reporter or editor should be without.

These stories and tipsheets are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Logged-in members can view the tipsheets free online:

 



Search results for "dam inventory" ...

  • Infastructure CAR

    The authors list and explain sources for infrastructure data, such as the National Bridge Inventory, Consolidated Federal Funds Reports, and the Highway Safety Information System. For each source, the authors describe what sort of data is available and how it can be used for CAR stories. The authors also list additional resources and other tipsheets on the same topic.

    Tags: dams; bridges; highway; federal government; online resources; public data; story ideas

    By Jaimi Dowdell; Ben Poston

    2008

  • Access Q&A: Dangerous Dams

    This tipsheet is an exercise in Microsoft Access analysis, using a database of dam inspections as an example. Even if you don\'t have the dam database at your fingertips to practice, the second portion of this tipsheet may still be useful. LaFleur shares the answers to the exercise questions, illustrated by many screen shots and lots of query language.

    Tags: Microsoft Access; database analysis; practice exercise; dam inventory; SQL

    By Jennifer LaFleur

    2008