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Researchers: What are your favorite research sites?
Bump in the night | December 7, 2001 | Bump in the night

Posted on 12/07/2001 6:37:18 PM PST by Bump in the night

Okay fellow FReeper Researchers! I love doing research here on FreeRepublic. But I am always in search of new Research sites. So… Here are some of the sites I use when I am researching. What are your favorite research sites?

Black Book Online: Bankruptcies, reverse look-ups, phone directories, real estate, businesses, death records, criminal records, sex offenders, state records, federal records, non-profits, aviation, vessels.

Global Environmental Policy Research Tools: General information on using the internet for environmental research (including other collections of web resources), International governmental collaboration (treaties, international organizations, ...), Nongovernmental organizations, Information on National Governments (sorted by region), Institutes working on global environmental policy.

FedWorld.gov: Too much here to even describe! Find government reports, government sites, and government agencies.

Census Bureau:2000 Census, people, business, geography.

Investigate Your Doctor: Find out if your doctor is Board Certified. Learn about your doctors education and training.

MegaLaw: Federal law, state law, local court rulings, legal forms.

National Archives and Records Administration: Read the official text of Federal laws, regulations, notices and Presidential documents, veterans' service records, Freedom of Information Act, and much more.

Tax Assessor Database: Property records searches.

Reverse Lookup: Reverse phone numbers, street addresses, and emails.

Search Systems: Public records locator for states, U.S. territories, Canada (nationwide), Canada (by Province), Worldwide, outer space.

Search the Constitution: Self explanatory.

Skipease: White pages, Yellow pages, Reverse lookups, US Govt. Directories, Inmate/Prison locators, SS# info, Bankruptcy, Owner of Domain names, Medical profession, Campaign Contributions, Deceased person, US Corporation info, etc.

OnlineNewspapers.com: Search thousands of newspapers online from all over the world.

U.S. Tax Code On-line: Self explanatory.

Webgator Investigative Resources on the Web: Bar Assoc, Cemeteries/Obituaries, Companies Corporations, Courts/Court records, Dept of Corrections, Fed Nat Govt Records, Gangs, Inmates, Maps, Medical Directories/databases, Military.

Federal Election Commission: Self explanatory.

FindArticles.com Find articles by subject or name.

Okay. That’s what I have! What sites do you use?


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1 posted on 12/07/2001 6:37:18 PM PST by Bump in the night (There is no spoon.)
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To: amom; Yellow Rose of Texas; Alamo-Girl; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
What are your favorite sites?
2 posted on 12/07/2001 6:38:20 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: nunya bidness; AuntB; farmfriend
Ping!
3 posted on 12/07/2001 6:39:22 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Nita Nupress; OKCSubmariner; aristeides; gumbo; Fred Mertz
FYI
4 posted on 12/07/2001 6:43:40 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Bumped and bookmarked.
5 posted on 12/07/2001 6:44:39 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Bump in the night
Thanks for these great links.....BUMP
7 posted on 12/07/2001 6:46:20 PM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: Bump in the night
I doubt it's what you seek, but I greatly enjoy topozone.com. Topographical maps for the entire nation! Free! Their catalog of searchable names includes very obscure communities that haven't been actually featured on the maps themselves for years. I am a rather strange person and greatly enjoy looking at maps. Have several hundred USGS maps in my collection (actually on loan), and maps hanging on the wall. I know...
8 posted on 12/07/2001 6:46:33 PM PST by Cleburne
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To: Bump in the night
Dont know if this is useful, but Findlaw is another law site that comes in handy for my research occasionally. Its a good resource on legislative resources as well.
9 posted on 12/07/2001 6:47:04 PM PST by cascademountaineer
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To: Bump in the night
Here's one. :-)
10 posted on 12/07/2001 6:47:32 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: antivenom; archy; anniegetyourgun; piasa; Clarity; lawgirl
FYI
11 posted on 12/07/2001 6:48:57 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: LarryLied
What the....!!!??? roflmao... cute. Very cute!
12 posted on 12/07/2001 6:50:59 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Bump in the night, indeed.

Bumped for future personal reference.

13 posted on 12/07/2001 6:52:10 PM PST by DoctorMichael
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To: Cleburne
That's a good one! And here's the link:
Topozone.com Thanks!
14 posted on 12/07/2001 6:53:23 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Redbooks

HP IT Resource Center

HardOCP

Sun Answer Books

By far the best research site on the net

15 posted on 12/07/2001 6:53:53 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: LibWhacker
Re: Reply #10 DOH! LOL
16 posted on 12/07/2001 6:54:27 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Here's one for ya!

If you can't find it here, don't bother!

RefDesk.com is created by Matt Drudge's father!

You could call it the "Daddy of reference links"!

17 posted on 12/07/2001 6:56:01 PM PST by Luke FReeman
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To: unix
He,he,he! That is DEFINATELY the best research site on the net! :P
18 posted on 12/07/2001 6:56:23 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: unix
By far the best disgruntled site on the net

barf alert, many vile, venomous folks at the above listed link

19 posted on 12/07/2001 6:57:15 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Luke FReeman
RefDesk.com is created by Matt Drudge's father!

WooHoo! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've heard about this one, but didn't know what it was called! Thanks!!!!!

20 posted on 12/07/2001 6:57:49 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Fedworld.gov sounds kind of ominous.

The Library of Congress at loc.gov has lots of good stuff for research and general learning.

Findlaw.com looks better than megalaw.com.

Constitution.org has a good site for finding historical legal documents, as does Project Avalon (http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm). The Founders' Constitution (http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/toc.html) is also a good site for constitutional history.

Yourdictionary.com is a great site for languages. M-w.com is the site for Merriam Webster Dictionaries. Wordreference.com lets you link to dictionaries with a right click.

About.com is a good way to find out about things -- not necessarily when you want a quick answer, but when you want to find out more about a topic.

21 posted on 12/07/2001 7:01:31 PM PST by x
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To: Bump in the night
For conservatives this one is a must: National Center for Policy Analysis http://ncpa.org/

Loads of useful facts and figures there. Dig around. It was indispensable to me when I worked in the State Capitol.

22 posted on 12/07/2001 7:01:51 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: Bump in the night
JournalistExpress

Scroll down to Research and Resources.

23 posted on 12/07/2001 7:02:55 PM PST by riley1992
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To: camrad; backhoe; SAMWolf; an amused spectator
Ping!
24 posted on 12/07/2001 7:04:32 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Can't forget AnyBirthday.com
25 posted on 12/07/2001 7:05:13 PM PST by sigSEGV
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To: Bump in the night; chadsworth; Clovis_Skeptic
I love these threads, get some great sites this way. Thanks so much!
26 posted on 12/07/2001 7:06:05 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Bump in the night
Well, it all starts with http://www.weather.com/
27 posted on 12/07/2001 7:07:20 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bump in the night
Here's one I missed:

The Federal Web Locator: Find anything and everything in the Federal Legislative Branch, Federal Judicial Branch, Federal Executive Branch, Federal Independent Establishments and Government Corporations, Federal Government Consortium and Quasi-Official Agencies, Federal Boards, Commissions, and Committees. GREAT site!

28 posted on 12/07/2001 7:10:37 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Cleburne
Thanks, I love maps too.
30 posted on 12/07/2001 7:11:31 PM PST by Lucky
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To: Bump in the night
Thanks for the bump, and thanks for the links. But how do you know that I'm a researcher? ;-)
31 posted on 12/07/2001 7:15:35 PM PST by an amused spectator
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To: sigSEGV
Re: Anybirthday.com WOW! I've never seen that one! I'm in it! AAAHHHH! :P
32 posted on 12/07/2001 7:16:03 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
I've bookmarked this for use, Thanks!
33 posted on 12/07/2001 7:17:08 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: an amused spectator
But how do you know that I'm a researcher?

I researched you. He,he,he!

34 posted on 12/07/2001 7:17:32 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Political Money Line is a site which should be checked daily. It keeps track of donations to political parties and new lobbyist registrations. Most of this never makes the news wires and some should be front page news. THIS, for instance, has been picked up nowhere else.
35 posted on 12/07/2001 7:17:45 PM PST by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
Political Money Line is a site which should be checked daily.

Oooohhhh. Good one!

36 posted on 12/07/2001 7:19:11 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Wonderful tools. Thanks for the post, Bump.
37 posted on 12/07/2001 7:22:05 PM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: Bump in the night
Here's a site for finding gun laws: GunLaws.com
39 posted on 12/07/2001 7:22:31 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
California State Controller's Office
Central Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense (DOD)
Firstgov.com
Google Search Engine
40 posted on 12/07/2001 7:22:50 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Bump in the night
Thomas - Legislative information on the internet: Bill summaries and status in Congress,Committee Reports, Bill Text, Roll Call Votes, and more.
41 posted on 12/07/2001 7:30:40 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Freedom Documents: The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, The Constitution of the United States of America, The Bill of Rights, The Gettysburg Address.
43 posted on 12/07/2001 7:33:44 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Knowx.com -- not free, but pretty good for court history lookups.
44 posted on 12/07/2001 7:33:52 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: LarryLied
LOL - A keeper!
46 posted on 12/07/2001 7:40:50 PM PST by PA Engineer
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To: Cleburne
Here's another one you might like. We found our house on the aerial photo.

www.terraserver.microsoft.com

47 posted on 12/07/2001 7:44:25 PM PST by Samwise
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Dispute their disclaimer, I doubt the cattle are over the age of 18.

Btw...you still tracking Linda Daschle?

48 posted on 12/07/2001 7:49:42 PM PST by LarryLied
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Dispute their disclaimer, I doubt the cattle are over the age of 18.

I like them young since they tend to sour with age.

Been busy with other things, but plan to get back on it after the holidays.
49 posted on 12/07/2001 7:55:25 PM PST by PA Engineer
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To: Bump in the night
So serious. I feel bad. Bookmark it for later. Lot a work to do.
I do most of my research at http;//www.allrecipes.com
I reeeeeeallly love to cook.
50 posted on 12/07/2001 8:03:45 PM PST by lizma
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