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Browse more 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences and Watchdog Workshops on how to cover specific beats, conduct a great interview and learn countless tips on where to find the information you need.

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  • The Food Insight Media Guide on Food Safety and Nutrition

    Consumers are hungry for timely, accurate information on food, health and nutrition. The Media Guide provides definitions of scientific terms and tips on evaluating research reports; basics on the food production system; responsibilities of governmental agencies and organizations that protect the food supply; and names and phone numbers of academic, government and other nutrition and food safety experts. It also covers pesticides, animal agriculture, food biotechnology and international issues. Because the IFIC Foundation sells this guide, the Resource Center may provide up to three pages only and order information.

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    By Elaine Auld; Meg Misenti

    1996

  • The Fair Elections Group

    The Fair Elections Group is a national, nonpartisan research group committed to restoring and maintaining the integrity of the American electoral system. Saranita's handout includes a discussion on Motor Voter and illegal voter registration, as well as 1992 voter registration policies and voter turnout -- both itemized by state. The Fair Elections Group may be reached at (310) 539-5004. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-75.

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    By Rich Robertson;Bill Gephardt;Karen Saranita

    1996

  • The I-30 Property Research System

    Pusey's handout, which includes helpful hints about property searches, a property records glossary and agencies/filings/sources you might overlook, is an easy-to-use reference guide that should be on every journalist's desk. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-54.

    Tags: Getting the most out of property and tax records 4 pgs.

    By Allen Pusey

    1996

  • Backgrounding Individuals

    "This is not a list," Stith states. "What each of us needs is a mind-set -- not a list -- a mind-set that says, the information I need is out there somewhere, and I am going to find it." Check out this handout on backgrounding for the types of information you can dig up -- with the right mind-set that is. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-15.

    Tags: Planning; researching and writing the project 4 pgs.

    By Pat Stith

    1996

  • Internet Tricks and Treats

    Williams' handout lists sites for general directories, education and research institutions, professional locators, government locators and some sites for background and bio information. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-13.

    Tags: Online resources; Internet

    By Margot Williams

    1996

  • Researching with CAR

    Levin's handout provides a brief list of how to get started online and a guide to front-end systems. LaFleur's handout provides an extensive list of CD- ROMs for research, tips for using the Internet and in-house databases, Internet hot sites, using e-mail for investigative reporting, and a list of browsers and favorite bookmarks. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-09.

    Tags: Tools reporters and researchers should have at their fingertips 24 pgs.

    By Alan Levin

    1996

  • Searchable Databases on the Internet

    Milliron's handout is a list of Internet sites that host searchable databases of newsworthy value to journalists. These sites were active as of June 2 and include everything from the Aviation Medical Examiners Database, Supreme Court opinions, and telephone directories to Chemical Health and Safety Data, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Military Locater Service. A must for anyone doing research online with a total of 83 listings. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-04.

    Tags: Quick and dirty CAR: Deadline reporting with on-line and in-house services 12 pgs.

    By David A. Milliron

    1996

  • Discrimination in urban credit markets

    Credit market discrimination -- particularly mortgage credit discrimination -- has become a hot topic. Wienk discusses limitations of housing credit discrimination research and then suggests two relatively underexplored areas: studying housing search behavior and auditing lenders to assess their treatment of prospective borrowers before the stage at which written applications are written.

    Tags: credit; market; mortgage credit; credit discrimination

    By Ronald Wienk

    1995

  • A Few Clues and Rules for Finding Hidden Data

    Suggestions on how to find hidden electronic databases include cultivating sources among applied social researchers, joining the Association of Public Data users, searching the General Accounting Office audits, and using the Federal Database Finder CD-ROM.

    Tags: BBS; CAR; Internet

    By Brant Houston

    1995

  • Military Resources: An onramp to 20 century military research

    "Military Resources" provides an onramp to 20 century military research. It includes a cross-referenced collection listing selected archives, records centers, personnel centers, museums, history centers, publications and organizations maintaining records, data, films, pictures, artifacts and experts relating to the U.S. military.

    Tags: Department of Defense; Armed Forces

    By Don Ray

    1995