Need background information on fingerprints, balloons, scents or just about anything under the sun? There is a good chance that there is an association/organization/society on the subject. People who join such groups for professional or personal reasons are interested and usually knowledgeable about their subjects. They are a good source for both basic and advanced information in their areas of interest.
So how to find them? Use the Encyclopedia of Associations to locate local, state, regional, national or international associations. This is a subscription database available through the Law Library website under "Online Resources" - "Directories / Reference".
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