Health and Medical Reporting

Keeping up/Generating ideas

Find Articles and Research Studies

  • PubMed FREE!
    “PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.”
  • PsycINFO
    For scholarly psychology articles



September 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Real Estate

Real estate info for the US

Real estate info for New Jersey and New York.

Allows you to type in an address and get a “walkscore” (measures walkability of neighborhood). Includes a list of the most walkable neighborhoods in the US.

NYU Jack Brause Real Estate Library Research Guides
These are guides to resources for specific real estate topics. The Jack Brause Library is located at 11 West 42nd Street in Room 510; NYU students have access to this library.

August 19, 2008 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Food Writing

Definitions and history of food and drink terms and culinary techniques

Finding Newspaper Articles


  • Search the food section of newspapers; section search option is available under SHOW
  • Search the blogs category to pick up food and New York-centric blog entries (Gothamist, etc.)
  • Search New York Newspapers for local restaurant reviews and food articles.

Finding Magazine Articles


  1. Only a few databases cover the popular magazines, such as Gourmet and Bon Appetit. If you need to find an article from a popular magazine (not a scholarly article), try the places recommended below.
  2. Some magazines, such Saveur, are not indexed by any database. You may have to rely on that magazine’s website to identify articles.
  3. NYU Libraries may not have extensive holdings for some of these magazines, and the full-text may not be available online. To get an article, it may be necessary to interlibrary loan or check to see if NYPL owns the magazine.

These are the databases that cover popular and/or food magazines:

Writing Guidelines


Finding Books

  • For books, search BobCat
  • Do a subject search (Phrase Search > enter official subject heading (below) > choose Subject (LCSH))
  • Try searching for the following subject headings: cookery; food writing; cooks (for biographies)

Food and Cookery Collections

May 19, 2008 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

Finding Experts

The bad news: There is no central repository of experts.

Encyclopedia of Associations [NYU-Only]
Use this resource to identify organizations that deal with your topic.
NOTE: Sometimes individual associations will have their own databases of experts in the field.

ProfNet [Free; Registration Required]
Designed with journalists in mind, you can search this network of 25,000 experts.

Subject-Specific Article Databases [NYU-Only]
Search a subject-specific database to find out which academics are writing about your topic. Subject-specific databases such as PsycINFO are very scholarly in nature and contain articles by academic experts in a field.

Two subject-specific databases that are freely available to the public are:

  • ERIC
    This is *the* education database. Sponsored by the US Dept of Education, Institute for Education Sciences.
  • PubMed
    Great for medical topics. A service of the US National Medical Library and the National Institutes of Health.

For Science and Medical Experts

    Find experts in the specific areas of life-sciences, including chemistry, biology and medicine. (Site pulls its data by analyzing articles and authors in PubMed.) Still under development. Read more about Authoratory
  • Media Resource Service
    A non-profit service that has served as a bridge between science and the media since 1980. Journalists can call or email and get help at no charge in locating expert sources of information on science and technology.
  • American Men and Women of Science [NYU Only]
    ” biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences”. Includes contact info.

Find an expert at NYU

April 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Education Resources

Getting Started

Finding Articles

  • ERIC [NYU-Only]
    The education database. A freely searchable version is available at

Finding Statistics

Education Blogs

March 31, 2008 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Nonprofit Organizations

Identify a non-profit organization

Info about a non-profit

  • Guidestar
    Free with registration. Search for basic info, links to 990s.

Understanding a 990

Articles about Nonprofits

  • LexisNexis [NYU-Only]
    Good for industry news. Includes Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) [NYU-Only]
    Provides a more scholarly look at the nonprofit sector. Includes titles such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

March 31, 2008 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Newspaper Circulation and Readership

SRDS Media Solutions [NYU-Only]
Click on Newspaper Advertising Source link and then click on Quick Title Search.

Editor and Publisher Yearbook [NYU Only]
NetID and Password required. Once you are in, click on Search Newspaper Directories.

State of the News Media: An Annual Report of American Journalism

Readership Institute at Northwestern University 

March 18, 2008 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

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