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1 Kellies Research Clinic The best websites that will get you what you need fast

2 My Brain Good at using computer as a tool Not good at technical/programming/data mining Less a computer geek, more of a research nerd – and everything here I learned from someone else

3 Love it, hate it Broad search, ranks sites, not complete Keyword search engines search the DB for any web pages that contain words that you specify Need to know effective keyword searching

4 vacation hawaii the words vacation and Hawaii Maui OR Hawaii either the word Maui or the word Hawaii "To each his own" the exact phrase to each his own virus–computer the word virus but NOT the word computer +sock Only the word sock, and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms ~auto loan loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc. define:computer definitions of the word computer from around the Web red * blue the words red and blue separated by one or more words I'm Feeling Lucky Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query.

5 ADVANCED OPERATORS MEANING WHAT TO TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX site: Search only one website admission (Search Stanford Univ. site for admissions info.) [#]…[#] Search within a range of numbers DVD player $ (Search for DVD players between $100 and $150) link: linked pages (Find pages that link to the Stanford University website.) info: Info about a page (Find information about the Stanford University website.) related: Related pages (Find websites related to the Stanford University website.)


7 Who is John Doe? previous addresses, relatives, associates? home phone? reverse directory; who else is there is dead? Social Security Death Index, and Obit search: lives in a neighborhood? see an aerial photo holds a professional license DOH, DFI, DOL registered/credentialed/certified? lobbyists, attorneys, pilots



10 County Records bought, sold or owns real estate? Find deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, marriage licenses, etc. Assessors office


12 Website Ownership runs a Web site? /index.jsp Do a WHOIS search:

13 Internet Cemetery Find old Web pages, You Tube Videos

14 was involved in a lawsuit, bankruptcy, divorce, probate, criminal or traffic violations? SCOMIS/JIS-LINK Washington Find My Court Date PACER

15 Federal Background Check

16 votes? ml tip: very, very useful for addresses and DOBS

17 Voter Registration

18 works for the government? state: tip: very useful for confirmation, salary, middle initial federal : ees/search.php ees/search.php

19 State Employees

20 works for a private company? charity or nonprofit? business licenses? corporate charter documents? officer or major owner of publicly owned company

21 People Finders Freeality (metasearch)

22 People Finders PIPL Social networking sites


24 Story Color Demographics

25 Potential Pitfalls Wikipedia –Has no authority –Can be edited by anyone –Their mistake is your mistake –Good road map, though Dow Corporation – BBC

26 Getting Organized Bookmarks Excel is your friend –Master story list –Turning documents into data ex. Police incident reports



29 The End – you made it!

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