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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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To: Bump in the night
Lot of sites on this old thread: Can't Find It? The update to information for freepers


And you've done such a good job here, I think I'll replace my old bookmark of it with this thread.

51 posted on 12/07/2001 8:07:13 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Bump in the night
My favorites are all over the place. Most are listed - here are a few others.

http://www.cosmiverse.com

http://www.nanodot.org

http://internet-prospector.org/

http://www.darksky.org

http://searchenginez.com/

52 posted on 12/07/2001 8:07:59 PM PST by SmartBlonde
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To: Bump in the night
HPAmericaTM

For reference, look under "R", just click it. For any specific subject, look for the category in the index, click and go. There is not much you'd be looking for you can't find here.

Hank

53 posted on 12/07/2001 8:13:02 PM PST by Hank Kerchief
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To: Hank Kerchief
bump
54 posted on 12/07/2001 8:25:17 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Bump in the night
RefDesk.com is a great site for launching all different kinds of searches. Check it out.
55 posted on 12/07/2001 8:29:21 PM PST by Kermit
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To: lizma
Where has allrecipes been all my life? What a great site! Thank you for mentioning it.
56 posted on 12/07/2001 8:40:36 PM PST by WillaJohns
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To: Bump in the night
bump for later read
57 posted on 12/07/2001 8:41:20 PM PST by IRtorqued
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To: Bump in the night
I like Lexis-Nexis but my stolen password doesn't work any more.
58 posted on 12/07/2001 8:58:34 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
What IS Lexis-Nexis? I keep hearing about it... but have no clue what it is.
59 posted on 12/07/2001 9:19:45 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: SmartBlonde
You gave the reference: http://www.cosmiverse.com... I thought it said, "comiverse". rofl! I thought, "Comiverse!? What the....!" :)
60 posted on 12/07/2001 9:22:38 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Did you check it out? I love the site - science and science fiction in one place.
61 posted on 12/07/2001 9:27:18 PM PST by SmartBlonde
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To: Bump in the night
Lexis-Nexis is an online, full-text database of news and legal decisions, and a few other odds and ends - by subscription only, of course. Has the full-text of virtually every newspaper and magazine story going back 20 years, and virtually every legal decision for the last 20 years. It's kind of hard to express just how enormous it is, but I can try ;)
62 posted on 12/07/2001 9:39:35 PM PST by general_re
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To: Bump in the night
Here's a goodie: NewsTrove
64 posted on 12/07/2001 9:47:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Samwise
Well that was just too much fun. Of course... we had to find our house too. LOL
65 posted on 12/07/2001 9:48:19 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: SmartBlonde
Did you check it out?

Oh man... I am in so much trouble! My husband walked by when I was checking it out. Now I'll be lucky if I ever get my computer back again. LOL. Good site (If I ever get him away from it so that I can look at it!)

66 posted on 12/07/2001 9:54:41 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: general_re
Wow! I'll DEFINATELY have to check that one out!
67 posted on 12/07/2001 9:55:36 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Lexis-Nexis.

A list of the news sources archived on Nexis.

68 posted on 12/07/2001 10:07:25 PM PST by general_re
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To: Bump in the night
Thanks- this is a great set of links!
69 posted on 12/08/2001 1:13:48 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Bump in the night
Google, FR, and LEXIS-NEXIS
70 posted on 12/08/2001 1:15:59 AM PST by xm177e2
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To: lizma
Thanks for the link. It is bookmarked. I really hate to cook. No one ever gives me any ideas. This could help.
71 posted on 12/08/2001 5:15:58 AM PST by Samwise
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To: Bump in the night
Bump for the best tool. Internet.
72 posted on 12/08/2001 5:26:47 AM PST by Chemist_Geek
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To: Bump in the night
Search Usenet at Google Groups (formerly Deja.com [formerly Dejanews]). Often, when you have a question, you'll find that it has already been asked and answered in one of the newsgroups. There are many thousands of groups, dedicated to almost any topic you can imagine.


Socialists in Congress? Click on the zeppelin, Grasshopper.

74 posted on 12/08/2001 9:15:38 AM PST by EdZep
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To: Bump in the night
Big Bump for later read!
75 posted on 12/08/2001 9:21:44 AM PST by suijuris
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To: Bump in the night
interesting
76 posted on 12/08/2001 9:26:19 AM PST by NewAmsterdam
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To: NewAmsterdam
Is there a site to go for divorce filings?
77 posted on 12/08/2001 9:30:25 AM PST by scannell
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To: Bump in the night
Bump to the late morning FReeper/Researchers.
78 posted on 12/08/2001 9:30:35 AM PST by Bump in the night
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To: scannell
Why?
79 posted on 12/08/2001 9:57:08 AM PST by NewAmsterdam
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To: Bump in the night
Big Bump for later read!
80 posted on 12/08/2001 10:57:19 AM PST by suijuris
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To: NewAmsterdam
Why?

Since this thread is about "research" dosen't it seem possible to you that someone may wish to search public records for divorce filings? It may seem like a irrelevant question to you if you can't envision a reason why to ask, but then I suppose a plethora of other valid questions would seem as irrelevant to someone that would as why?

81 posted on 12/08/2001 1:24:22 PM PST by scannell
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To: amom; Yellow Rose of Texas
Where are our great researchers???? Come join us you two!
82 posted on 12/08/2001 6:52:49 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
lol Where am I, where am I? I've been working and reading the trial transcripts from the USA vs Usama Bin Laden, et al. of this year.

I cruised thru the thread and see most of my favorites are already posted.

There is always http://www.alamo-girl.com/ of course.

The Federal Web Locator intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the web..."

Here's one for declassified documents. http://www.lib.msu.edu/foxre/declass.html from MSU.

Another for declassified documents http://www.ddrs.psmedia.com/

I've found this law dictionary useful. http://dictionary.law.com/

Yellow Rose of Texas' 100's OF SEARCH ENGINES thread may be of interest to you also.

Ya want more? ;-)

83 posted on 12/09/2001 8:31:06 AM PST by amom
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To: Bump in the night
The Federalist Society - Don't Leave Home Without It
84 posted on 12/09/2001 1:56:34 PM PST by BERZERKER
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To: amom
Ya want more? ;-)

He,he,he! Bring 'em on! Unless you're in the middle of some important research, of course. Thanks ma! :-P

85 posted on 12/10/2001 8:31:55 AM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
A couple of recent additions:

http://www.nannyculture.com
http://www.ActivistCash.com

ActivistCash.com, unveiled yesterday, is run by the Guest Choice Network, an organization of 30,000 restaurant and tavern operators. The Guest Choice Network has become a front line defense against today's nanny culture. Or, as its first Web site--nannyculture.com--puts it: "Unofficially we include anybody who stands up against the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, vegetarian activists and meddling bureaucrats who 'know what's best for you.' " The site offers, among other things, information on junk science and food scares.

Activist Inc.: Professional Agitators can't claim to be 'grassroots"

86 posted on 12/13/2001 12:40:02 PM PST by an amused spectator
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To: an amused spectator
All right! I love it! I've already bookmarked them and added them to my growing list of research web sites. Thanks!!!!!!
87 posted on 12/13/2001 9:48:36 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night; fabian; rebuildus
FYI
88 posted on 12/13/2001 10:29:58 PM PST by abigail2
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To: Bump in the night
Interesting thread and there are quite a few that I was unaware of.

In general you can find out just about anything (anything that is on the www) through google. It will usually point you in the right direction anyway.

One site I didn't see mentioned is ThePaperBoy. It has just about every online publication there is, anywhere in the world. Plus it has a spin-off Magazine Boy site.
89 posted on 12/15/2001 8:38:51 AM PST by jjbrouwer
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90 posted on 01/07/2002 10:57:43 PM PST by R Wise
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To: BushRulz
Thank you very much! And I'm ALWAYS looking for me. LOL
92 posted on 01/28/2002 9:42:51 AM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
Internet Archive Wayback Machine
Search the internet as it was.

The Wayback Machine makes it possible to surf pages stored in the Internet Archive's web archive.

93 posted on 01/29/2002 2:53:00 PM PST by Bump in the night
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To: Bump in the night
The Science & Environmental Policy Project
Quackwatch
The CATO Institute
JunkScience.com
The Bible Gateway
PubMed
94 posted on 01/29/2002 3:02:50 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Bump in the night
teoma.com
95 posted on 04/04/2002 12:06:13 AM PST by Roscoe
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To: Berosus; blam; dervish; Do not dub me shapka broham; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ...

A really hoary Bump in the night ping.


96 posted on 09/03/2005 9:49:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Lol.

Where do you find these things?

:7)

97 posted on 09/03/2005 9:51:44 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("I'm okay with being unimpressive. It helps me sleep better.")
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To: Bump in the night; SunkenCiv

Thanks for the summary and SC-- thanks for the ping.


98 posted on 09/03/2005 9:53:11 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Bump in the night

Bump?


99 posted on 09/03/2005 9:55:44 PM PDT by SevenDaysInMay (Federal judges and justices serve for periods of good behavior, not life. Article III sec. 1)
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http://www.brainyhistory.com/


100 posted on 09/03/2005 10:09:34 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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