Searching for company data: Advanced techniques

Be clear about your tactics when using social media and advanced search tools to find data on companies and organisations, advises BBC internet research specialist Paul Myers.

To track down information on companies and organisations online, journalists need to know how to use advanced search functions and where to look: great newsgathering tools are often hidden from view.

Paul Myers explains how to find company data, verify websites and search the archive using the Wayback Machine.   

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The College of Journalism offers face-to-face and online courses for BBC staff:

Advanced Internet Research Consultancy

BBC training is available to non-BBC staff on a commercial basis.