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The Ultimate Guide to Searching CIA’s Declassified Archives by Emma Best

Posted by Marcus Zillman

The Ultimate Guide to Searching CIA’s Declassified Archives by Emma Best
https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/sep/22/crest-search-guide/

Looking to dig into the Agency’s 70 year history? Here’s where to start. While the Agency deserves credit for compiling a basic guide to searching their FOIA reading room, it still omits information or leaves it spread out across the Agency’s website. In one egregious example, the CIA guide to searching the records lists only three content types that users can search for, a review of the metadata compiled by Data.World reveals an addition ninety content types. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to dive into CREST and start searching like a pro. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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