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Data journalism links - curated by Margot Williams - sourced from here: http://www.icij.is/?p=311

Information Mining and Social Media Links for Finding People

Margot Williams —NPR

SKUP 2012

Effective Google Searching

• Advanced search http://www.google.com/advanced_search

• Translated search http://www.google.com/language_tools

• Advanced News Search http://www.google.com/news/advanced_news_search

• Google Dashboard https://www.google.com/dashboard/

Find a person: Phones

• AnyWho: http://www.anywho.com

• US area code decoders http://decoder.americom.com

• InfoBel: http://www.infobel.com/en/world

• Numberway http://www.numberway.com/

• Free lookups at MelissaData http://www.melissadata.com/lookups/index.htm

Find a person: Work

• America's Career InfoNet database http://www.acinet.org/acinet/licensedoccupations/lois_state.asp

• LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com

• FAA https://amsrvs.reaistry.faa.gov/airmeninquiry/

• Contact UN Aid workers http://3w.unocha.org/WhoWhatWhere/

Check Public Records

• US federal inmate lookup http://www.bop.aov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

• FINRA. http://www.fmra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/BrokerCheck/

• Search Systems http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/

• Free Public Records Directory http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/

• CourtReference http://www.courtreference.com/

Watchlists, Wanted & Missing Persons Lists

• Interpol Wanted Persons List http://www.interpol.int/Wanted-Persons

• Search OFAC http://sdnsearch.ofac.treas.aov/

• Saudi most wanted lists at http://www.moi.gov.sa/

• EPLS (Debarred business with US) https://www.epls.gov/epls/search.do

• Denied Persons List http://export.gov/ecr/eg main_023148.asp

• ICRC: missing in Somalia http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/ena/missing-somalia

• FinnList of 9/11 suspects Oct. 2001 http://cryptome.org/Finnlist.pdf

Corporation Research

• Worldwide Company Data directory http://www.datatracker.orgicategory/wwd/

• OpenCorporates.com http://opencorporates.com

• See slideshow Open Data for Journalists http://www.slideshare.net/countculture.

• GlobalEdge Directoly http://globaledge.msu.edu/Global-Resources

• BizNar deep web business search http://biznar.com/biznar/about.html

Non-Profits/Charities

• Guidestar US Form 990s http://www.guidestar.org

• OpenCharities.org http://opencharities.org/

• Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/

• National Center for Charitable Statistics http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/

• Foundation Finder http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/foundfinder/

• Global Think Tank Directory http://www.gotothinktank.com/

Data and Statistics

• Guardian Data_Store World Government Data http://www.guardian.co.uk/world-government-data

• Wolfram Alpha "computational knowledge engine" http://www.wolframalpha.com/

• Official Statistics on the Web http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz

• Population Reference Bureau DataFinder http://prb.org/datafinder.aspx

• US Census Bureau International Database http://www.census.gov/population/intemational/data/idb/informationGateway.php

International planes & ships finders

• Pirates! NATO Daily Piracy Update http://www.shipping.nato.int/operations/OS/Pages/DailyPiracyUpdate.aspx

• Ecoten-a http://bit.ly/FWtQb0

• Equasis http://www.equasis.org

• MarineTraffic.com http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

• Ship to shore phone directory: http://www.inmarsat.com/Support/Ships Directory

• FlightAware: http://www.flightaware.com

• Flightwise http://flightwise.com/

• Pinkfroot http://mv.pinkfroot.com/ Planefinder, Shipfinder, iPhone apps

• FAA Aircraft registry http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/interactive_aircraft_inquiry/

• Landings: http://www.landings.com

• EUROCONTROL Height Monitoring database http://www.ecacnav.cor/RVSM/Height_Monitoring

• Airport Codes: http://www.airlinecodes:co.uk/aptcodesearch.asp

Interesting Databases

• TRACE Compendium https://secure.traceinternational.org/Knowledge/Compendium.html

• Database on US work visas http://www.flcdatacenter.com/CaseH1B.aspx

• Aidworker Security database https://aidworkersecurity.org

• Iran Trade & Business http://en.tpo.ir/documents/document/0/12228/Exporters-Directory.aspx

• Iran Trade & Traders lattp://www.ittc.ir/agencylist.php

FOlAs, leaks and deletes

• Government Attic http://www.governmentattic.org/

• WikiLeaks http://www.wikileaks.org

• Public Intelligence http://publicintelligence.net/

• Archive-it http://archive-it.org/explore?show=Collections

• netpreserve.org http://netpreserve.org/about/archiveList.php

• CyberCemetery defunct agencies http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/

• Internet Archive Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org

Lobbying for non-US interests

• Senate Office of Public Records Lobbying Disclosure Act http://www.senate.gov/legislative/Public_Disclosure/LDA_reports.htm

• US State Dept. Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) since 1940s http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/

US Lawmakers Disclosure

• Ethics.data.gov http://ethics.data.gov

• Legistorm http://www.legistorm.com

• Center for Responsive Politics http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/

• Campaign Finance FEC http://www.fec.gov/disclosure.shtml

National Archives

• Archives I and Archives II and Presidential Libraries www.archives.gov

• Online Public Access New! http://www.archives.gov/research/search/index.html

• Archival Databases http://aad.archives.gov/aad/

More Document Collections

• ArchivesBlogs for international news http://archivesblogs.com/

• National Security Archive http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

• Guantanamo Docket (New York Times/NPR) http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo

• Document Cloud http://www.documentcloud.org

Social Media Search Engines

• Topsy (Twitter) http://topsy.com/

• SocialMention (many, 1 month only) http://socialmention.com/

• yoName http://www.yoname.com

• Pipl http://www.pipl.com/

Web Research Updates

• Toddington International http://www.toddington.com/resources/

• Gary Price InfoDocket http://infodocket.com/

• FullTextReports http://fulltextreports.com/

• PI Buzz (Tamara Thompson) http://pibuzz.com

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