Find Info Like a Pro Volume 1

  • Updated January 11, 2017 Updated November 14, 2016 One of our favorite unofficial, free sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently once again unavailable is back online. After an absence of approximately three months, the site's search form is once again became active in November 2016 and retrieving birth date results. The URL now points to a "parked domain" type...


  • Not everything is available for free on the Internet - and sometimes even when it is, that information might be difficult to find or spread over multiple sources. With their access to public records, publicly available information, and proprietary information not available elsewhere, pay investigative research databases are important tools lawyers can use to uncover background information about...


  • Bing has launched a new search function that allows users to easily retrieve content from Twitter using either the hash symbol ("#") or the "@" sign as part of your search. While Microsoft has touted its "special relationship" with Twitter (dating back to 2009), this new development does not appear to offer significant improvements beyond the search capabilities of...


  • In a recent press release, TransUnion/TLO announced “a powerful new Social Media Search feature” that allows you to enter up to five email addresses associated with your subject (see next image) and TLO will scour over 145 social media sources to, “Potentially verify identity and gain insight on associations and relationships through data that helps create a more complete view...


  • Searching for the "tweets" people post on Twitter has long been a hit-or-miss proposition. For a long time, you could not retrieve any tweets older than a week or two. And even though Twitter has always had an Advanced Search page, the site no longer includes a link to it on its homepage. Now, you can retrieve older tweets more easily, within a range you define, using the newly added...


  • The Digital Public Library of America offers access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, and moving images from hundreds of libraries, archives, museums, and other "knowledge institutions" across the country. Access to the site is free. A free account is required to save searches for future retrieval.          While the...


  • As more and more attorneys find useful background and investigative research information in the social networking profiles of opposing parties, potential witnesses, experts, etc. more and more State Bar associations are issuing Legal Ethics Opinions discussing whether or not (or under what circumstances they can) view these profiles to collect information about these types of people. Follow us:...


  • UPDATED 4/3/12 LexisNexis' Decade-Long Free Case Law Research Experiment Comes to an End Free, current case law research has disappeared from LexisNexis Communities. All links and access to the database formerly known as lexisONE have been removed. The deep link that previously led to a functional free case law search form on the LexisNexis Communities pages now displays only a message...


  • Free, current case law research has disappeared form LexisNexis Communities. LexisONE, originally launched in July 2000 as a free legal portal by Lexis, was re-launched in December 2008 as LexisONE Community, and relaunched again in September 2011 as LexisNexis (LN) Communities (http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/portal). According to Lexis, “LexisNexis Communities have replaced the...


  •       ProPublica, the "independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest," has created a searchable database of payments made by pharmaceutical companies to doctors - usually as compensation for presentations the doctors make that discuss the companies' drugs. While this information is not part of the public record...


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