WealthEngine. Best Practices for Prospect Research in Higher Education Fundraising report (2012). Follow directions to download.
Association of Fundraising Professionals. (2009). Elements of successful prospect research. (Summary of WealthEngine report upon its first release.)
Chronicle of Higher Education:
Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Freedom of Information Act (federal) and state Open Records/Open Meetings laws govern access to some documents.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
See also database links above. To determine if UD has access to a particular periodical (magazine/newspaper/journal), use the library's Journal List.
Availability & location of records may differ by location (county/state), date, etc. Some records may not be available electronically & will require visiting and/or calling.
The following may be available in county offices of the Recorder, Auditor, Assessor, and/or Treasurer:
Ancestry.com (subscription available at Carnegie Stout Public Library building)
Heritage Quest Online (subscription available through Carnegie Stout Public Library)
Newspaper Archive (requires paid subscription)
See additional resources from Carnegie Stout Public Library.
Google Advanced Search allows limiting by URL domain name (.gov, .com, etc.), format, language, last update, and more.
Other web searching tips:
*Try name variations when searching for individuals. Ex. Results differ for Marianne Smith vs. Mari Smith vs. Marianne Joy Smith
*For common names, add a middle name or keyword related to field of work or city/state of residence. Ex: Marianne Smith Dubuque
*Also search for information by business or organization name.