Begin at the beginning
April 2nd, 2005 by JTJ

As believers in the RRAW-P process well know, it all good journalism starts with the first “R” – Research. And good research starts with regular tips and pointers from professional researchers, a class to which journalists are usually adopted cousins. That’s why we look forward to Thursdays, when e-mail newsletters come from some of the best in the business.

  • Gary Price’s ResourceShelf Newsletter. Price has been well-known among journalists for the past four or five years, starting from his position as a librarian at one of the D.C. universities. His early work was notable for his research into the “invisible web,” those data resources behind log-in walls that cannot be indexed by Google or other meta search engines. Be sure to scroll down to check out all the unique resources toward the bottom of the left-most column.
  • Marylaine Block has been publishing NEAT NEW STUFF since 1999. Also a trained librarian, Marylaine also has been working to educate us about how to build better intranet research sites for years. (For more on newsroom research intranets, see )
  • Librarian's Index to the Internet The mission of Librarians' Index to the Internet is to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources, serving California, the nation, and the world.
  • And if you're really serious about the inside scoop, subscribe to NEWLIB-L The Discussion List for New Librarians. “This list for news research is set up to provide an electronic place where news librarians, cybrarians, online researchers, media archivists, mass media bibliographers, reporters and journalism educators can “meet” and discuss topics relevant to our professions. This list was started in September 1993.”

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