Bookstores, universities, Chambers of Commerce, even travel agencies can be sources of information. Don’t forget our government. From state to federal to international organizations, the glut of information is staggering. Pamphlets are available on almost any subject involving government from farming to nuclear reactors. The United Nations offers information on industry, health, and science all over the world. Again, our librarians can usually direct us to the agency most likely to have the info we need. Even if we’re gathering our information using the internet, knowing where to start can speed the process.