How to Use Digital Tools to Track Down Sources and Information [VIDEO]

May 4, 2012

In a webinar with stations, Margot Williams, NPR News Investigations database correspondent, showed the steps she takes when digging for information online. 

Below is the following:

  • A list of recommended tools.

Video: Social Media as a Research Tool

(Editor's note: We have removed this video due to confidential information not meant for publication). 

Digital tools Margot Williams uses

Advanced Google search

Advanced Google News search 

Google Dashboard 

Topsy (Twitter, Google+) 

SocialMention (many, 1 month only) 




Toddington International list 

DomainTools (whois)