As newsrooms and resources shrink, the Toolbox plays an important role in providing journalists, students, academics and others reliable resources for reporting, editing and verifying complex stories. The site was originally used by news librarians deep-researching in-depth stories. But as newsroom libraries closed, more reporters and editors began using the Toolbox. Today, the Toolbox is a free resource for start-up newsrooms, legacy and local media, freelancers, entrepreneurs, educators and student media. Reporters new to a beat use the pages, organized much like a newsroom, to get up-to-speed on their coverage and sourcing. Toolbox content has a Creative Commons license, and educators are encouraged to share Toolbox resources, videos, newsletters, etc. in class and in course materials.