The Web as an Investigative Tool

Number 3387
Subject Internet
Source Jaimi Dowdell
Affiliation IRE & NICAR
Year 2010
Summary Dowdell outlines how to make the most of the internet as an investigative tool - from creating a search strategy to taking full advantage of the search abilities of the search engine you use. She references public record portals; government information portals; useful social media tools; and other useful tips. She also touches on searching the dead web for archived/cached materials
Tags deep web; search engines; public records; backgrounding; government information; social media; Boolean logic; RSS feeds
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Panelists Jaimi Dowdell; Mark Horvit