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In this library session, we will explore some resources for public relations research. If you ever have questions about research, we would love to help you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library desk.
In your groups, explore one resource. Then give a short presentation teaching your classmates about the resource.
- What can you do with this resource?
- Who makes it?
- How is it organized?
- Show one example of a search you can do and a piece of information you can find.
- How do you think it could be useful, or not useful, in public relations research?
Business Source Complete
Try searching for a product like "Beer" and then, under Source Types, limit to "Market Research Reports."
Also, try the "Company Information" tab at the top of the screen.
American FactFinder is the Census Bureau's primary vehicle for disseminating Census data online.
Try the Guided Search option.
If your group has time, also look at the Census Explorer website: https://www.census.gov/censusexplorer/censusexplorer.html
Pew Research Center
Try clicking on "Topics" or exploring the search box in the upper right
Searching in newspapers
The TLU Library subscribes to several newspaper databases, letting you get articles that aren't free online.
List of newspaper databases
America's News is the only one that includes the Seguin Gazette.
ProQuest includes the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Other statistics from the government
Outreach & information literacy librarian
Ask a Librarian
TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.
Chat or Text
Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available.
During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian.
Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to email@example.com or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days.
For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.