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Journalism & Professional Writing

Resources for investigative reporting and research, as well as other writing projects


Two great information sources about finding public records:

Information about people

Property Records

Deeds and property titles must be filed with the appropriate office in a given jurisdiction. In these jurisdictions, this office can be called the Tax Assessor, the County Recorder, County Index, or something along those lines. Not all county offices have made their databases publicly available. Sometimes, you might have to visit the office and speak with the clerk about obtaining these records.


The "Investigating people/property" page of thisLibGuide is based largely on this research guide from Rutgers University Law Library: Content in this guide is modified and maintained by John T. Oliver, TCNJ Information Literacy Librarian (and library liaison to Journalism and Professional Writing). Please contact John with suggestions or questions about this guide (