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#Tip of the day for journalists: Save this list of research databases

December 17th, 2012Posted by in Search, Top tips for journalists

US site for journalists Poynter has compiled a list of research sites you can use when working on an in-depth story.

The post explains that many academics are publishing their research online as “the world of scholarship is creeping toward greater openness”.

The post’s author John Wihbey states:

It’s also important to acknowledge that conventional web searches — just Googling it — won’t necessarily turn up the best research materials; search algorithms don’t always prominently highlight studies and reports that are seldom linked to or visited.

Wihbey recommends a number of sites, including Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. Some sites are US specific. The full list is at this link.

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