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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.

Add to that more than 3,000 tipsheets from our national conferences on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories and you have a resource that no reporter or editor should be without.

These stories and tipsheets are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Logged-in members can view the tipsheets free online:

 



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  • Mapping 2: Manipulating and editing geographic data with QGIS

    "In this class we'll explore some useful QGIS data processing functions, including joining tables of data to existing shapefiles, simplifying geographic features so that online maps will render quickly, and how to save data in formats commonly used for web mapping. We'll also learn how to edit geographic data, and how to process data consisting of hundreds or thousands of closely spaced or overlapping points to give a more meaninful summary display." Check out the rest of Peter's tipsheet that's attached.

    Tags: None

    By Peter Aldhous

    2014

  • Intro to Fusion Tables

    Tim Henderson offers an introduction to Google Fusion Tables. You'll learn how to import and combine data, do simple analysis and easily turn that into an online map. We'll explore using Fusion Table as a toolbox for reporting and online storytelling.

    Tags: Google; Fusion Tables; analysis; mapping

    By Tim Henderson

    2014

  • Scraping PDFs with Tabula

    Jeremy Mill and Mike Tigas show you how and why you should switch from using PDFs to using Tabula. PDFs limits the extraction of information as PDF files trap them. Tabula allows for data to be reproduced and represented in numerous different ways, making it easier for journalists.

    Tags: PDFs; Tabula; analyzing; reproducing data; data representation; tables; text-based

    By Jeremy Mill, Mike Tigas

    2014

  • Fusion Tables for Beginners

    Daniel Lathrop's step-by-step guide introduces beginners to Fusion Table. Fusion Table, designed by Google is a data visualization web application used to visualize, father and share large data tables.

    Tags: Fusion Tables; data; Google; web application; tables; data visualization

    By Daniel Lathrop

    2014

  • Mapping 2: Manipulating geographical data with QGIS

    In addition to displaying geographic data, QGIS is a powerful tool for processing data for use by other mapping applications. If you want to make online maps, using tools including TileMile and Leaflet, for instance, QGIS can help get your data into the right shape. In this class, we'll explore some useful QGIS data processing functions, including joining tables of data to existing shapeflies, simplifying geographic features so that online maps will render quickly, and how to save data in formats commonly used for web mapping. We'll also learn how to edit geographic data, and how to process data consisting of hundreds or thousands of closely spaced or overlapping points to give a more meaning summary display.

    Tags: geographical data; qgis;

    By Peter Aldhous

    2014

  • Fusion table worksheet

    Martin provides instruction on how to create fusion tables.

    Tags: fusion table

    By Kate Martin

    2013

  • Hone your Fusion Tables training skills

    Get savvy with the new version of Fusion Tables and learn the newest features and share tips and tricks for smooth trainings. For those who are newer to Fusion Tables, learn what they are, see examples and what types of files can be used. Learn how to do mapping with Fusion Tables and how to style and display them. This tutorial also goes into customizing tables, how to add layers and how to combine maps. Find out more through this link: https://sites.google.com/site/fusiontablestalks/talks/car-2013

    Tags: Google; Google Fusion Tables; data

    By Sree Balakrishnan

    2013

  • Welcome to the world of data: Now what do you do?

    Herzog gives great tips on what to do with your data once you have it, including how to get to know your data, how to clean it, how to keep it simple and where to look for story ideas (IRE's Resource Center, of course!).

    Tags: data; resources; cleaning data; pivot tables

    By David Herzog

    2012

  • Data Tables: Step-by-step Basic Instructions

    Schnaars gives instructions on how to use the jQuery plug-in "Data Tables" to quickly display searchable and sortable data through content management system.

    Tags: jquery; data tables; ssi; json; htm; html; data; sorting;

    By Christopher Schnaars

    2012

  • PowerPivot Hands On

    Torok gives an introduction to the Power Pivot function of Excel (Windows only) and an instruction on how to create three different formats of pivot tables.

    Tags: excel; data; pivot; table; chart; power

    By Tom Torok

    2012