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Online Researching

BRB's Guide to County Court Records
Michael Sankey

Find Info Like a Pro, Vol. 2: Mining the Internet's Public Records for Investigative Research
Carole A. Levitt, Mark E. Rosch

Google Power Search
Stephan Spencer

Hiding from the Internet
Michael Bazzell

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

Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence
Edward J. Appel

Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web
Tara Calishain

Librarian's Guide to Online Searching
Suzanne S. Bell

Mastering Online Research: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective and Efficient Search Strategies
Maura Shaw

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information, 3rd Ed.
Michael Bazzell

Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information
Marcy Phelps

Searching and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web 5th Edition
Karen Hartman, Ernest Ackermann

The Art of Strategic Listening: Finding Market Intelligence in Blogs and Social Media
Robert Berkman

The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams

The Expert's Guide to Internet Search & Research: How to Do Awesome Professional Level Internet Searches for Personal & Business Success!
Eric Popkoff

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, 3rd Ed.
Randolph Hock

The Manual to Online Public Records: The Researchers Tool to Online Resources of Public Records and Public Information
Michael Sankey, Cynthia Hetherington

The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Thomas Mann

The Skeptical Business Searcher: The Information Advisor's Guide to Evaluating Web Data, Sites, and Sources
Robert Berkman, Reva Basch

The United States Government Internet Directory
Peggy Garvin (Editor)

Web of Deceit: Misinformation and Manipulation in the Age of Social Media
Anne P. Mintz (Editor)

Investigative Books

An Introduction to Internet-Based Financial Investigations
Kimberly Goetz

Business Background Investigations: Tools and Techniques for Solution Driven Due Diligence
Cynthia Hetherington

Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, or Business Against Online Attacks
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis

Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, 3rd Ed.
George A. Manning

Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, Third Edition
Howard Schilit and Jeremy Perler

The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative Accounting Practices
Charles W. Mulford, Eugene E. Comiskey

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, 3rd Ed.
Howard Silverstone, Michael Sheetz

How to Do Financial Asset Investigations, 4th Ed.
Ronald L. Mendell

Just The Facts: Investigative Report Writing, 4th Ed.
Michael Biggs

Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and Don Tennant

The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records
David Cuillier, Charles Davis

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, 3rd Ed.
Steven Kerry Brown

Political Books

C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
Jeff Sharlet

Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist
Jack Abramoff

Feasting on the Spoils: The Life and Times of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, History's Most Corrupt Congressman
Seth Hettena

Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide
James D. Nowlan, Samuel K Gove, and Richard J. Winkel

The Jersey Sting: Chris Christie and the Most Brazen Case of Jersey-Style Corruption-Ever
Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin

Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide, 2nd Ed.
Shanto Iyengar

Parties, Interest Groups, and Political Campaigns, 2nd Ed.
Matthew J. Burbank, Ronald J. Hrebenar, Robert C. Benedict

The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
Andrew Young

The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption
Bob Ingle, Sandy McClure

The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics
Kathryn J. McGarr

We're with Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics
Alan Huffman, Michael Rejebian