DocumentCloud Public Records Tool

A few weeks ago we discussed the Los Angeles Time Sunshine Project (See our entry here.) A service called DocumentCloud is similar and features public records used to support the journalism of The New York Times, Pro Publica and a number of other outlets.  A nice and potentially very valuable feature available in DocumentCloud is the ability to search across the entire collection of documents by the text within the document and by a series of pre-defined metadata fields (e.g., title, source, description, etc.)