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American Directory Assistance

Nationwide published residential and business phone numbers.

Residential Directory Assistance

Nationwide "White Pages" for published residential phones.

Business Directory Assistance

Nationwide "White Pages" for published business phones.

Reverse Directory

Reverse Directory, searchable by residential or business phone number or by residential address. To receive published phone numbers for an entire street, omit the house number field.

Reverse Area Code

Enter an area code to learn geographic area.

Reverse E-Mail

Enter an E-Mail address to identify user.

SSN Look Up

Enter a Social Security Number to learn year and state of issuance.

Zip Code & Postal Route Identifier

Enter an address to learn Zip Code and Postal Carrier Route Number.

Celebrity Locator

Database of E-Mail and/or contact addresses for celebrities.

Specialty Databases:

EDGAR People Online A powerful database containing background information on executives of U.S. public companies, derived from SEC filings.
Alta Vista Translation Service Free translation of text or webpages

InterNIC Whois

Enter a domain name (ie., crimetime.com) to learn registering party.

Universal Currency Converter

Online calculator converts one currency to another.

Geographic Names Database

USGS database of names of over 2 million places in the U.S. Have the name of a place, but not the location? Try this.

Verdicts & Settlements Database

Database shows what type of prior awards or settlements have been made for different types of lawsuits.

Physician Select

Database of background information on over 650,000 Medical Doctors from the AMA.

Attorney Profiles

Database of Attorneys from West's Legal Directory.

Medical Literature Database

Massive "Medline" database of medical literature from the National Library of Medicine.

SEC Filings

Security & Exchange Commission's EDGAR database of filings by publicly traded corporations.

Patents

Searchable database of U.S. Patent Office filings, sponsored by IBM.

IRS Tax Exempt List

IRS Master List of Tax Exempt Organizations.

Searchable IRS Exempt Organization Database

This is a searchable database -- but not all tax emempt organizations are included. Good place to start, though.

Charitable Organization Profiles

Database of profiles of charitable organizations, compiled by the Better Business Bureau.

Index of Cults

Extensive database on over 1,100 "religious" organizations.

Namebase

Excellent background resource for subjects who travel in the upper circles of organized crime, unions, business or the military.

Vietnam Era POW/MIA Database

Index of government documents relevant to Vietnam Era POW/MIA's.

Nationwide Public Record Searches

ALASKA: Corporations Searchable by corporate name or corporation number only.
ARIZONA: Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County (includes Phoenix) Civil & Criminal Court Indexes Searchable by name or case number. If a case is found, the docket sheet is also available.
ARIZONA: UCC Filings Searchable by secured or debtor party name. Contains filings from May/1994 through present.
ARIZONA: Medical Licenses Includes both Medical Doctors and Physician Assistants.
ARKANSAS: Corporations Searchable by corporate name, registered agent name or filing number.

CALIFORNIA: Select Southern California Criminal Indexes, Board of Equalization, Corporations, Select Counties/Fictitious Business Name Filings, Professional Licenses, Key Southern California Superior Civil Indices, UCC Index

This is Merlin Information Service's free "Ultimate Weapon Search" which checks ALL of these databases at once! If you get a hit, you'll need to subscribe with Merlin to obtain a password that allows you to access the details. The search also includes the nationwide bankruptcy search, called "Banko". To subscribe with Merlin, call 800/367-6646.

CALIFORNIA: Real Estate Licenses California Department of Real Estate public license information.
CALIFORNIA: Medical Licenses Now includes recent malpractice judgment awards!
CALIFORNIA: State Bar State Bar Membership Records.
FLORIDA- Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding cities) Property Appraiser Search by property owner name or address or parcel number to obtain real estate ownership information.

FLORIDA: Corporations, UCC Filings, Fictitious Names, Partnerships

Search these Florida databases for free between 7am - 7 pm, EST.

FLORIDA: Professional Licenses

Extensive searchable database of occupational licenses issued by the State of Florida.

FLORIDA: Delinquent ABT List

Searchable database of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Delinquencies.

KANSAS: Board of Healing Arts Includes Medical Licenses and several other types of health care related licenses.
KENTUCKY: Corporations & UCC Filings UCC Filings are limited to non-resident debtors.

KENTUCKY: Vital Records

Kentucky Vital Records including Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces.

GEORGIA: Corporation Records

Searchable by corporation name, registered agent name or corporate officer's name.

ILLINOIS: Corporation Records

Limited information available.

LOUISIANA: Corporation Records Searchable by individual or business name.

MAINE: Corporation Records

Searchable by corporation name.

MARYLAND: Medical Licenses Search the database of the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance.
MASSACHUSETTS: Medical Licenses Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Physician Profile System
MINNESOTA: Medical Licenses Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Licenses M.D.'s and other haelth care professionals.
MISSOURI: Corporations Search by corporation name, corporation number or agent name.
NEVADA: Corporations Searchable by corporate name, officer name, registered agent name or filing number. Conducting a hidden asset search? Tip: Always check Nevada corporations -- regardless of state the subject resides in.
NEVADA: Clark County (Las Vegas) County Recorder's Office Las Vegas area Recorder's filings including property ownership records, UCC Filings, & Federal Tax Liens. Online & Free!
NEVADA: Clark County (Las Vegas) Marriage Licenses Search marriage licenses in Vegas. Sorry, divorce records aren't available as of yet.

NEW MEXICO: Corporation Records

Searchable by corporation name.

NEW YORK: Professional Licenses Search State of New York Professional Licenses.
NORTH CAROLINA: Medical Licenses Records of the North Carolina Medical Board.
NORTH CAROLINA: Parolees Searchable database of parolees.
OKLAHOMA: Medical Licenses Records of Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.
OREGON: UCC Searches Searchable by lien number or debtor party only.
RHODE ISLAND: Corporations More of a directory than a searchable database; however still of value.
*TEXAS: Criminal Records Not free, but still at a darn good price. Run a criminal check on persons in Texas for $3.15 per search. Credit card payment accepted online.
TEXAS: Corporations Searchable by COA number, Tax I.D. number or company name.
TEXAS: Harris County (includes Houston) Property Appraisals Includes online access to real estate, business, personal and mineral appraisals.
TEXAS: Insurance Licenses Various types of insurance licenses, including agents. The information is available in self-extracting files only, which you'll have to download to view.
TEXAS: Medical Licenses Searchable database of M.D.'s.
UTAH: Professional Licenses Numerous catagories of professional licenses online.
VERMONT: Business Registrations Includes Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Trademarks, UCC Filings and Professional Licenses.
VERMONT: Medical Licenses Records of the Vermont Medical Board.
VIRGINIA: Medical Licenses Records of the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
WASHINGTON: Business Registrations The Washington State Department of Revenue's "State Business Records" database
WYOMING: Corporations Searchable by corporate name only.


FOR ADDITIONAL SOURCES, SELECT A INFORMATION BROKER OF YOUR CHOICE


SPECIAL LINKS

  1. EXCITE'S NEWSTRACKER
    http://excite.com

    A free Web clipping service that can search a database of more than 300 publications, and can track up to 20 specific news topics on a daily basis or browse broad news categories. Excite's clipping database includes publications ranging from Sports Illustrated to The New York Times.

  2. ADVANCED MATILDA SEARCH ENGINE
    http://aaa.com.au/matilda/

    An international search engine that lets you filter out smut.

  3. PITSCO'S ASK AN EXPERT
    http://www.askanexpert.com/askanexpert

    Search through several different catagories of experts and ask them your questions. Great pages!

  4. HIGH TECHNOLOGY CRIME INVESTIGATION ASSOCIATION
    http://www.sna.com/htcia/

    Association dedicated to the investigation of high technology crime.

  5. THE POLICE OFFICER'S INTERNET DIRECTORY
    http://www.officer.com/

    One of the best and most comperhensive sites on the net with links, resources and aids to law enforcement topics.

  6. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS
    http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/crime/index.html

    This collection consists of four county-level data files. The first three provide arrests for Part I offenses (murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson) and for Part II offenses (forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways). The fourth file provides reported offenses (as opposed to arrests) for Part I crimes only. Two county population variables are included: one for total county population and the other for counties reporting six months or more of data.

  7. NATIONAL COUNTER INTELLIGENCE CENTER
    http://www.nacic.gov

    A US government site with good newsletter type articles, resources and other links dealing with counter intelligence issues.

  8. MCAFFEE ANTI-VIRUS ASSOCIATION
    http://www.mcafee.com/

    Deals with anti-virus topics and software.

  9. CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT
    http://www.world-wide.com/homebiz/fraud.htm

    Contains information on various types of consumer fraud and other related resources and information.

  10. THE CRIME FILES
    http://www.emeraldcity.com/crimefiles/crimefiles.htm

    Nice site with lots of information on crime and crimefighting.

  11. FEDERAL AGENCY STATISTICS
    http://www.fedstats.gov/

    More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use. Please use the feedback button to indicate how well this site meets your needs and any suggestions for improvement.

  12. THE NEWSLETTER LIBRARY
    http://pub.savvy.com

    Gives you instant access to over 11,000 free newsletters. many of them are snail mailed. You fill out a form and request various subject catarogies you would like to obtain newsletters on. Once submitted, you are given a list of web site addresses that match the subject selections.

  13. REFERENCE.COM!
    http://www.reference.com

    You are going to love this fine! This is a database that searches both newsgroups and mailing lists via keywords or key subjects. You'll get back a list of them and then get a list of actual postings from them that meet your keyword or subject input.

  14. DID-IT DETECTIVE WEB SITE
    http://www.did-it.com

    The Did-It Detective web site gives you an easy and quick way to see if your web site or the web site of someone else has been submitted to and is indexed on the major search engines. By using the Did-It submission form, you can quickly tell if the submitted URL is listed at: AltaVista ,Excite HotBot, Infoseek, Lycos ,Magellan ,NetGuide ,OpenText,WebCrawler,Yahoo You just do one submittal and are emailed the results. Did-It also has other valuable services along these lines.

  15. THE SEARCH CENTER
    http://www.humansearch.w1.com

    The Re:Search Center is the most comprehensive search engine resource site on the internet. Using our easy to follow graphical guide, you decide what you are looking for - whether it be web pages, pictures, sounds, news etc. - and you will be given a list of search engines and directories which support your query. Alternatively you can search our site to find the engine or directory that you are looking for. You may also find our extensive library of search related documents interesting.

  16. ELECTRONIC LIBRARY
    http://www.elibrary.com/id/2525/

    Search by key word through thousands of electronic newspapers, journals and magazines, newswires. Massive, very good, highly recommended!

  17. US CENUS BUREAU DEMOGRAPHIC INFO BY COUNTY AND STATE
    http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/usaco-stateis.html

    You'll be somewhat surpised at the raw data you can collect on the general population of any county in the USA at this site. You'll get a mape of the USA. Click on the state you wish info on and then select the county. You'll then be able to select from an extensive number of US Cenus reports such as personal income levels, education, retail trades, proverty, crime statistics, land area, population breakdowns,ancestry, business permit data, number of marriages, deaths and divorces, population breakdowns,education and many other catarogies.

  18. INTERNET RESEARCH FOR WRITERS
    http://www.purefiction.com/pages/res1.htm

    Good site that gives you detailed aids on finding stuff on the net developed by a researcher/writer.

  19. ACCUFIND
    http://nln.com/

    Another all-in-one search engine site that searches all the major search engines and gives you a selection of different catagories of searches. Frame based site.

  20. REPORTER'S INTERNET SURVIVAL GUIDE
    http://www.qns.com/~casey/

    Connecting Journalists With Cyberspace- a kind of central research clearing house.

  21. INTERNET REFERENCE RESSOURCES
    http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rulib/ref.html

    A huge list of general Internet reference resources sections by subjects. Directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, phone books and email directories, maps, statisics, awards, biographys, books and publisher information, collega and graduate schools, consumer information, current events, and lots of other subjects.

  22. NATIONAL ARCHIEVES MILITARY LINKS
    http://www.nara.gov/nara/frc/mprhelp.html

    Huge link list to sites dealing with all branches of the military.

  23. LOOKUP USA
    http://www.abii.com

    You can look up 88 million households and 10 million businesses from this site and do a greast deal of other things.

  24. I-NTERFACE FIND: THE NEW SEARCH ENGINE!
    http://m5.inference.com/ifind/

    Finally! An Internet search tool that calls out in parallel all the best search engines, merges the results, removes redundancies, clusters the hits into neat understandable groupings, and returns it all to you faster than you can say "nothing but net." Not only does this place check all the other search engines, it also categorizes the info for you. One of the best search engine tools I have found and it's fast and comperhensive.

  25. DETECTIVES AGAINST DEABEAT DADS
    http://www.dad.av.org

    This is a non-profit site with aids and resources for those involved in the tracking of deadbeat dads and reslted issues. You'll find stuff like state agencies online, lists of state's most wanted deadbat dads, related newsgroups and other related items.

  26. NETNAMES-DOMAIN NAME (URL)
    http://www.acrobat.com/

    Search engine that gives you the name and address of the owner of a domain name (URL) It also gives you the date of registration and the person who registered the site as well as the server it is located on. Nice little number!

  27. SAVVY SEARCH
    http://guaraldi.cs.colostate.edu:2000/form?beta

    Another mutli-search page that gives you parallel searches all at once from major search engines.

  28. SOCIAL SECURITY DEALTH CLAIMS INDEX.
    http://www.ancestry.com/ssdi/main.htm

    Another master death claims index you can search for free.

  29. SEARCHING FOR PEOPLE-U TEXAS
    http://www.utexas.edu/search/email.html


    A very good links site maintained by the University Of Texas. Links to searchable directories, finger utilities, and FAQ sites.

  30. NATIONAL CHECK FRAUD CENTER
    http://www.ckfraud.org/index.html

    Everything dealing with check fraud, forgery, & counterfeit checks and more.

  31. ALPHA LIST OF FTP SITES
    http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/Interfaces/ftp/

    This is a HUGE list of FTP sites and would be of interest to anyone doing FTP searching.

  32. MOTHER OF SEARH ENGINES LINK LIST
    http://www.beaucoup.com

    Over 500 search engines, directories and malls on the net listed by catagory. Great new search and submission site.

  33. ALL-IN-ONE SEARCH PAGE
    http://www.searchallinone.com/

    This page is a compilation of various forms-based search tools found on the Internet. They have been combined here to form a consistent interface and convenient ALL-IN-ONE search point.

  34. FINGER: HOW TO FIND OUT WHO'S ONLINE RIGHT NOW
    http://www.amherst.edu/~atstarr/computers/finger.html

    Site explains what finger is and gives you links to do it.

  35. BIZ FINDER DATABASE
    http://www.databaseamerica.com/engine/gbfind.htm

    Maintained by Database America this is the business telephone book version of the nation. Lookup by company name. limited by geographical area or look up by telephone number. (If not working yet-will be up very soon)

  36. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX SEARCH
    http://www.infobases.com/ssdi/query01.htm

    Search by name, narrow by SSN number, state issued, DOB. Returns: Full name, DOB, Date Of Death, Zipcode where death occured, zipcode of beneficuary. Great Web search that's NOW free!

  37. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER VALIDATION DATABASE
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Task_Force/

    Will tell you if an SSN number is valid or has ever been issued.

  38. YET ANOTHER SSN VALIDATION DATABASE
    http://www.informus.com/ssnlkup.html

    Isn't it nice we don't have to PAY for these anymore!

  39. DIRECTORY OF DATABASE SERVICES
    http://www.facsnet.org/report_tools/CAR/cardirec.htm

    Set up an an information stop for investigative journalists, this site lists links to very useful investigative type databases many on the net.

  40. COUNTY LOCATOR DATABASE
    http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html

    Input an address and city, state or address and zip code. You'll get a corrected address and county address is located in.

  41. OREGON LICENSE PLATE CHECKS
    http://www.spiritone.com/cgi-bin/plates

    Try this web site for free Oregon License plate checks.

  42. SSN VALIDATION DATABASE
    http://www.informus.com/ssnlkup.html

    Tells you what year and what state an SSN number was issued in.

  43. EMBASSIES ON WASHINGTON DC
    http://www.embassy.org/embassies/eep-1100.html

    Database of all embassies in Washington DC and links to their web pages.

  44. DOCTOR SEARCH DATABASE
    http://ama-assn.org/
    AMA Physician Select: Maintained by the AMA, this database contains detailed information on 650,000 doctors of all types. Very good.

  45. THE PUBLIC RECORD RETRIEVER NETWORK-PRRN
    http://www.goodnet.com/~prrl/prrn/main.html

    An association of people and organizations that retrieve public records.

  46. NORTH AMERICAN TELEPHONE AREA CODE AND TELEPHONE NUMBER SYSTEM
    http://www.bellcore.com/NANP/

    A system used by US telephone companies to assign telephone numbers and area codes. Has very good and current area code lookup and other useful information.

  47. BEST GENEALOGY LINKS ON THE WEB
    http://home.earthlink.net/~middleton/topten.html

    Very good site with links to important databases and other helpful information.


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