The cybersleuth's guide to the Internet : conducting effective free investigative & legal research on the Web /

"Much of the information that was once only available to professional researchers from expensive, fee-based sources is now available for free on the Internet, if you know how to find it. Readers will learn the best Internet search strategies to assist them in solving their investigative and leg...

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Main Author: Levitt, Carole A
Other Authors: Rosch, Mark E
Format: Book
Published: Rio Rancho, NM : Internet For Lawyers, 2017
Edition:Fourteenth edition
Online Access:Addendum
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to the internet and web browsers
  • Reliability and admissibility of information from the internet
  • Who's behind a domain?
  • How to search the web: search engines and directories
  • Sesarch enginees: Google
  • Other favorite search engines and meta-search sites
  • Finding older versions of web pages that have been deleted or revised
  • Introduction to investigative research
  • Using a general search engine or a people meta-search site to find or investigate people
  • How to quickly find public records and publicly available information sites
  • Searching usenet (Discussion) Groups, forums, message boards and blogs to find and investigate people
  • Use your public library card for remote access to expensive pay databases for free
  • Court dockets as investigative research tools
  • Liabilities: bankruptcies, UCCs, judgments and leins
  • Locating assests
  • Vital records
  • Telephone/address directory web sites
  • Criminal records
  • Finding experts and verifying their credientials
  • Searching social networking sites
  • Locating images of people, concepts, products or places
  • Finding military personnel
  • Verifying occupational licenses of tradespeople and professionals
  • Locating and backgrounding attorneys, judges and other legal professionals
  • Locating information via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
  • Political campaign contributions
  • Using case law databases to gather background information about people, companies, etc.
  • Pay investigative research databases