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Imagine you have been hired to write an article about a topic for an industry with which you are unfamiliar. How do you accomplish this assignment quickly, accurately and generate original, high-quality content that you can, in fact, call “your own"?
Just as a good night’s sleep is the foundation of excellent health, solid research is the bedrock of high-quality content.
Maintaining an archive of research resources is the smart move for all writers, before and after the deadline. Building your research treasure trove does not have to be overwhelming. Just begin with what you already have and add to it as you come across new resources that help you get the job done.
Jump-start your research list with these online resources:
Library resources: Your public library card is a gateway to an ocean of online databases, online newsletters, and face-to-face (human) reference experts. Some library users have FREE access to the following databases: ReferenceUSA, Hoover’s Business Information and Standard & Poor’s and much, much more!
Regina L. Burns, M.A., Project+, is an award-winning multimedia editor and journalist, specializing in Black history and African American stories at Harvest Reapers Communications. Her work has been published in Texas Highways magazine, WFAA-TV, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as well as The Commercial Appeal, the Tri-State Defender and The Flyer, among others.
She previously worked for a variety of news media organizations as an editor and journalist, including The Associated Press in Mississippi and Texas. She was news director at WLOK-AM and WGKX KIX-106 FM in Memphis. Learn more