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JOURNALISM REPORTING RESEARCH GUIDE

Find People

Search Hawaii Professions (requiring a professional license)
Professional and Vocational Licensing - Boards and Programs
Professional and Vocational Licensing Search - basic information on individuals and businesses
Search Hawaii Court Cases

Search Directories for Biographic Information

Nexis Uni  (use the Advance Option search) Licensed for UHM use only

Search for Faculty Experts

Pivot - faculty expertise database

Search for Hawaii
Jail Inmates and Registered Sex Offenders

Online Covered Offender Search
Hawaii Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN)

Search Hawaii Court Records

eCourt Kokua access to public information from traffic cases, District Court criminal, Circuit Court criminal, Family (Adult) Court criminal and appellate cases
Ho`ohiki access to civil case information filed in the Circuit and Family Courts and certain civil cases of the District Courts

Search for Hawaii Property Owners

Real Property Data Search

Search Hawaii Genealogy Sources
Genealogy: General Hawaii Information Sources
Genealogy: Native Hawaiian Information Sources

Search Hawaii Business Sources
Business in Hawaii

Search Internet Free Resources
411.com free people search
Anywho.com business or person via phone number
Black Book Online aggregates several free public records search products
DexOnline residential, business, and government phone listings
Lyco's People Search white and yellow pages plus professional profiles and alumni emails
MelissaData  find the location of a phone number
Numberway.com  a guide to international telephone directories
Pipl.com web and social networking sites
Radarus - comprehensive free people search
Records Project  guide to finding public records
Spokeo people search tool
Spydialer.com reverse phone number search
Switchboard businesses, people, phone numbers, email addresses, and lots more
That's Them free people search site
whitepages.com telephone numbers

Tracking Political Contributions

Federal Election Commission
In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

FEC Disclosure Data Search

Follow the Money - (National Institute on Money in State Politics) is a good resource for tracking money in state politics

Open Secrets  - is a campaign spending "watch dog"

USA Today campaign finance tracker

Hawaii State Ethics Commission - contains information on state campaign finance disclosure as well as lobbyist reporting.