Locating Associations and Organizations
Associations and organizations are often a good place to locate information when conducting research. Often, these entities publish pamphlets and brochures about their activities. Also, experts in various areas belong to such groups and can be contacted through membership lists maintained by associations and organizations.
The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/
IPL is a great resource to locate prominent organizations and associations.
Weddle's Association Directory http://www.weddles.com/associations/index.cfm
A free source of information on associations organized by category (e.g., Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Astronomy, etc.).
The Scholarly Societies Project http://www.scholarly-societies.org/subjects_soc.html
This site, sponsored by the University of Waterloo Library, is a great source for finding scholarly societies by subject. Broad subject areas include Arts & Humanities; Biology & Environment; Business, Economics & Math; Health & Medicine; Science & Engineering; and Social Sciences.
Also, you can do a general Google search for a particular type of association or organization:
Examples: library associations
learning disabilities associations
dog training associations
animal welfare organizations
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updated June 14, 2011, by Nancy McEnery, Reference Librarian-Instructor