Weather: The Weather section has dozens of resources helpful for winter forecast stories. Also, GuiWeather uses Google Earth to map and track storms.
School Shootings: If you are backgrounding the school shootings in Cleveland you will find helpful resources in the School Violence and Public Safety sections.
Grocery Prices: The Grocery Game.com tracks prices of more than 10,000 grocery items. It's a great site for cost comparison studies over time. Find more helpful resources in the Business, and the Food and Cooking sections.
Gas Prices: If you are doing stories on the dropping gas prices, there are several helpful tools for tracking prices nationwide in the Toolbox's Business section.
Search Tools: BookTV.org isa a very handy search engine that allows you to locate video interviews with non-fiction book editors.
Crime: The FBI has released its Violent Crimes Statistics study for 2007. You can search 2006 stats nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc. ReligiousTolerance.org has features a listing of Federal Hate Crime Legislation.
Best Blogs: There are more than 70 million blogs on the web, and PC World has picked its top 100.
Stock Markets: Use tools in the Business Resources section to track the daily changes in the markets.
Legal Resource: The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism has posted a new beat guide for courts and law coverage on its website. Simply go to the website and page click on "Learn More" on the "New Resource" box.
Legal: The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law Directory allows you to search legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world. ICNL's Online Library currently contains 2,300 resources from 144 countries in 37 languages. The center is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes an enabling legal environment for civil society, freedom of association, and public participation around the world.
Writing With Numbers: The tool Weird Converter is great for analyzing numbers and coming up with odd facts and figures for stories. It's great for comparing sizes, weights and gives the reader some perspective. Find more resources in the Toolbox's Writing With Numbers section.
Politics: This is a cool site for writing about election issues. Sarkmeter page. The site, still in beta, lets readers vote on whether news coverage is objective, or leans toward conservative or liberal. It's a fun tool for getting the pulse on what people may think about political media coverage.
2007 Event Calendars: Plan ahead for coverage of events, milestones, etc. with the Resource Shelf's Calendars page. Also, Healthfinder has a handy 2007 health day and week observances. And you can use the 2007 Time and Date Calendar to get organized for the year.
Iraq Military Casualties: The U.S. military has just surpassed 3,000 deaths in Iraq. Washington Post: Faces of the Fallen is a database of U.S. military killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. CNN has an Iraq Casualties Page that's helpful for tracking current stories and updates. The Icasualties site tracks all of the Coalition casualties. Also, Obleek.com has a helpful Iraq casualties map that generates all casualties back to start of the war. Sort casualties by country's military or by location in Iraq. PBS Frontline has a site on Private Companies That Make America's War in Iraq Run. Also find several new resources in the Iraq and Military sections.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Research and background stories in the Toolbox's archived 9/11 Terrorist Attacks section. It includes pages on Osama Bin Laden, Terrorism and the Taliban, Airline Safety, Dealing with the Trauma, other 9/11 Anniversary Archives and media coverage. Also, use the databases in the Expert Sources section for additional background.
Covering People With Disabilities: You'll find hundreds of resources on the People with Disabilities page.
Free Speech/First Amendment: Check out the 2005 State of the First Amendment Survey. We've added new resources to the Free Speech/First Amendment page.
Jobs: The Toolbox's Jobs section features dozens of journalism job databases and search resources. They're organized by news, sports, photography, PR, etc. Also, use the Cover Letters and Resumes section for expert tips on how to develop a job packet.
Just for Fun: Check out the Cool Sites page for funny, offbeat web tools. The Strange News archive shows that fact truly is stranger than fiction.
Teaching Tools: Many of you who use this site train your newsrooms and classrooms how to do online research: College Media, High School Journalism, Print Design, Broadcasting, Ethics, Writing, Reporting Techniques, Writing with Numbers, Photojournalism and Copy Editing.
Reporting Tools: Reporting Techniques, Phone/E-Mail/Maps Directories, Search Engines, Expert Sources, Investigative, Form 990s, Public Records, Ethics, Check Domain Names, General Research and Writing With Numbers.
Editing and Fact-Checking Resources: The American Copy Editing Society has assembled a collection of 49 online quizzes about everything from AP Style and usage to Iraq and the Middle East. Related Resources: Copy Editing, General Research, History, Domain Sites and Writing With Numbers.
Writing with Statistics: Test your skills with IRE's interactive math quiz. After you've taken the test, click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out how to arrive at the correct answers. You'll find more resources like this one on the Writing with NumbersRelated Resources: Spreadsheets, Business, Finance and Federal Government Census Data. page.