Links – Investigative Research

10 Investigative Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of

IRE June 2016

IRE Database Library

Barbara Gray of CUNY – Tip sheet (click)

From Margot Williams – The Intercept – @MargotWilliams

Effective Google Searching

Search Engines

Find a person

Web & Social Media

International planes & ships finders

Interesting Databases

Check Public Records

Watchlists, Wanted & Missing Persons Lists

Lobbying & Ethics & Disclosure

Corporation Research


Data and Statistics

FOIAs, leaks and deletes

National Archives

More Document Collections

Resource updates

Paul Myers ResearchClinic


Miranda Patrucic

Follow the Money Online Resources

 Investigative Dashboard (contains links to over 350 company registers and over 2 million records)

Open Corporates

Orbis and Lexis-Nexis (paid but available through libraries)



Isle of Man:

Hong Kong:


France (paid but you search by name for free):


UK Court Records:

US Court Records:

Offshore Alert:

Visual Investigative Scenarios

Shipping Data:

Datamyne has more countries than Panjiva, including the EU, Japan, S. Korea and S. Africa

ImportGenius says it has info on every shipment entering the US.