How to Find Out Anything : From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything about Everyone and Everything

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  • Copyright: 8/7/2012
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
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In How to Find Out Anything,master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately-and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anythingshows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO's salaries to police records, you'll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you're looking for. You'll learn: How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.

Author Biography

Don MacLeod has been a law librarian for more than 20 years at four of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. Since 2001, MacLeod has regularly presented a seminar titled How to Find Out Anything for mediabistro.com. His research tips have been quoted in Real Simple, among other publications.

Table of Contents

How to Think Like a Researcherp. 1
The Process of Research
Research Like a Detective
Detective Proof
Proof Give Up
Google and the Deep Webp. 29
tGoogle Deep Web
The Ins and Outs of Googlep. 41
The "Advanced Search" Template
Template Collections
Collections Google Tools
Why You Still Need a Library Cardp. 67
Get to Know Your Library
Library Collection Libraries
A Reference Desk to Call Your Ownp. 89
Basic References
References Portals
Portals Additional Reference Resources
Associationsp. 107
Types of Associations
Associations Association Information
Information to Locate Associations
Finding Peoplep. 127
Searching for a Specific Person
Person Tools for Finding People
People for Types of People
People Resources
Resources Services
Company and Business Researchp. 161
Public Companies
Companies Companies
Companies Companies
Companies Organizations
Organizations Guides
Researching the Public Recordp. 199
About Public Records
Records of Public Records
Records Public Record Information
Information with Public Records
Pulling It All Togetherp. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Indexp. 247
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