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Especially helpful and innovative research tools that journalists and others can use to hold power to account.

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The global archive of research material for investigative reporting.

X-ray contact

A platform for searching information about people based on open-source data



Mountain View, CA, USA

Explore and analyze large collections of documents. By Google Journalist Studio.

Prosocial Design Network

A library of design interventions to encourage prosocial behaviors online


DocumentCloud runs every document you upload through Thomson Reuters OpenCalais, giving you access to extensive information about the people, places and organizations mentioned in each.

Semantic Scholar

an AI-powered scientific paper search engine. It provides a one-sentence tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) summary under every computer science paper (for now) when users use the search function or go to an author’s page.

Source Africa

It is Africa’s premier repository for documents that the public need to help make more informed decisions, or that help civic watchdogs such as the media or social justice NGOs substantiate their reportage, or documents that have been suppressed or censored elsewhere.

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