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The manual to online public records :

by Sankey, Michael L.,
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Additional authors: Hetherington, Cynthia.
Edition statement:updated 4th ed. Published by : BRB Publications, Inc., (Tempe, AZ : ) Physical details: ii, 620 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781889150628. Year: 2017 Item type: Books List(s) this item appears in: Records Management
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Judith Thomas Library
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First edition gives Hetherington first on title page; Sankey has primary responsibility for the work overall.
"Increase your profits using cyber-intelligence"--Cover.
"Updated 4th edition"--Cover.

1. Online public record fundamentals and site evaluation techniques --
Types of data you will find online --
pt. I. Where to find public records --
Searching government agency sources --
Record indexing and the importance of identifiers --
About record fees and charges --
Subscription accounts or pay as you go --
Searching private sector sources --
Record vendors --
About distributors and gateways --
Web data extraction (a.k.a. screen scraping) and online public records --
Search firms --
Verification firms --
Record retrievers --
Know the difference between consumer and professional vendor sites --
About consumer-oriented sites --
About professional oriented sites --
pt. II. How to evaluate the accuracy and value of online record content --
Are the correct questions being asked? --
Analyze the search mechanics --
Analyze the viewable data --
Analyze top disclaimer --
Putting it altogether --
2. Using search engines for locating public information --
The reliance on search engines --
Getting the most out of Google --
Other useful Google tools --
Other worthy search engines --
Using eBay.com --
Craigslist searching --
SearchTempest.com & Claz.org --
Bing.com --
Zoominfo.com --
Wayback Machine on Archive.org --
3. Researching social networks --
The quest for public exposure --
Facebook --
Pinterest --
Instagram --
Myspace --
Blog.com --
Linkedin --
Twitter --
Flickr --
Using search engines to find social network users and information --
Pipl --
Yoname --
Lococitato --
Other recommended search engines --
Using search engines to find content --
Icerocket --
Technorati --
SocialMention --
Kurrently --
Bing-com/Social --
4. Resources and search tips by topic --
Archives --
Aviation records --
Banks & financial institutions --
Business entity records --
Copyrights --
Court records (includes civil, criminal, etc. records) --
Court records of Native Americans --
Courts records on statewide judicial systems --
Criminal records at state repositories --
Elections : candidates, PACS, lobbyists, and voters --
Environmental information --
Federal agencies --
Federal sanctions & watch lists --
Genealogy resources --
GIS and mapping --
Incarceration records --
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records --
Media resources --
Military records --
Missing persons --
Most wanted lists --
Motor vehicle records (includes drivers, vehicles, vessels, accident reports, etc.) --
Occupations & licensing boards --
Patents --
Privacy and privacy rights resources --
Recalls, products and safety --
Recorded documents, judgments, and liens (includes UCC filings) --
Securities and securities dealers --
Sexual offender registries --
Tax assessor and collector records --
Telephone numbers --
Trademarks & service marks --
Unclaimed funds --
Vital records (includes SSA Death Index and obituaries --
Voter registration --
Workers' compensation --
World Wide Web --
5. Online public record database vendors --
Advantages online public record vendors provide --
Types of public record vendors --
Vendors and privacy concerns --
Beware of instant web-based background checks --
Where to find a vendor --
Resource lists of selected vendors by topic --
6. State and local government online sources --
51 state chapters with profiles of these online record providers : major state agencies, occupational licensing boards, state and local courts, assessors and recorders --
7. Searching federal court records --
Federal court structure --
How Federal trial court case records are organized --
Case assignments and court locations : electronic access --
CM/ECF and PACER : bankruptcy records and the Multi-court Voice Case Information System (McVCIS) --
Federal Court record searching hints --
What to do when record search results do not include identifiers --
Obtaining closed case files and the Federal records centers --
Other Federal courts.