Good day Deep Divers, Diggers and Researchers!
Today, @deepdives would like to share some incredible resources with you that can help make your research experience more accurate, comprehensive, on-target and rewarding.
Certainly, this collection of resources is by NO MEANS a complete list, there are plenty more out there to discover and employ.
In fact, we encourage any and all members of the Deep Dives Community to add to this list any invaluable archives, databases and resources you believe every DIY investigative researcher should have in their toolbox.
Feel free to add links to your favorites in the comment section.
It's only right to begin by encouraging diggers to be cautious and to be safe while conducting research.
We highly recommend starting off by viewing the Electronic Frontier Foundations's - Surveillance Self-Defense - Guide and also Privacy and Security checklist and making sure that you are regularly using Virtual Private Networks as best practice.
EFF - Surveillance Self-Defense
Privacy and Security Checklist
Enjoy and Happy Digging!
Virtual Private Networks / Virtual Machines / Encryption
Express VPN (*use at own risk)
Duck Duck Go
*TOR (The Onion Router) [*WARNING - Many researchers claim TOR is NO LONGER SAFE - Yet, still recommended by EFF]
Internet Archive | Wayback Machine
building a digital library of Internet
Archive.today is a time capsule for web pages!
It takes a 'snapshot' of a webpage that will always be online even if the original page disappears.
It saves a text and a graphical copy of the page for better accuracy
and provides a short and reliable link to an unalterable record of any web page
Internet Trends | Domain Names | Visualization
Domain Name Registration Data Lookup
Public Archives | Leakers & Whistleblowers
EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program)
ProPublica (Credible Accused Priests Database)
Arms Sales Monitoring
Corporation Ownership and Tracking
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Corporate Research Project | Corporate Rap Sheets
Wall Street Journal Market Data
Pharmaceutical Industry Violation Tracker
Court Records and Documents
National Centre for State Courts
EPIC - Information on FISA Courts
FootNoted - SEC Filings
Government Public Resources
CIA Reading Room
Department of Defense (DOD) Newsroom
Department of Defense (DOD) Contracts
State Department - Reports on Human Trafficking
Department of Justice
Inspector General Reports
Just the Real News
Library of Congress
EPA - Toxic Release Inventory
USPS - Find Zip Codes
Federal Procurement Data System
US Open Data Portals
FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)
The National Security Archive
The Black Vault
People Search | White Pages | Reverse Phone Lookup
Federal Aviation Adminitration (FAA) Registry
ADSBexchange (Flight Data)
Flight Radar 24
How To: Investigative Journalism vis
Image Verification Assistant
Text Fixer (Text Alphabetizer)
Subly (Transcripts and Subtitles)
Journalist's Tool Box - Index
A Journalist's Guide to Web Scraping
InVID will build a platform providing services to detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files and video content spread via social media.
YouTube Data Viewer (Amnesty International)
FYI - @deepdives plans on providing periodical updated versions of Research Resources
Members of the Community are ENCOURAGED to SHARE their methods, favorite tools and "How To" tutorials in their own posts!!!