Before You Start
Some basic Technology.
The Megabusiness Of Gathering And Selling Data
You can level the playing field! Everything you wanted to know
but didn't know who to ask.
Framing Your Search Strategy
How to create your own roadmaps of the information superhighway.
Approaching search strategy the right way. Sources, friends and
enemies. Boolean operators and keywords.
General Search Tools
Complete rundown on the major search engines. Learn their advantages,
disadvantages, features and when to use what. Best subject directories
on the net and how to use them.
The Hidden Internet
Some stuff just isn't indexed on the search engines. Learn why
this is happening and how to find the hidden Internet.
Develop an expertise in people finders, e-mail finders, mapping
tools, document finders, yellow page finders, background tools.
Use specialized newsgroup tools that let you hunt for any message
posted in any newsgroup by any person. Understanding the use
of chat rooms and mailing list groups in your information quest.
Saving And Downloading Your Results
A field guide to document saving and file formats. Understanding
file attachments, compression. and links. Understanding and using
FTP and Telnet resources.
Government Sources Online
Government gateways to the information you seek. Best online
government resources. State and regional government resources.
Best international resources. Legal and political resource sites.
Public Records Online
Complete step-by-step run down on the different types of public
records you can obtain and where to obtain them. Bankruptcy records,
corporate records, court records, fictitious business names.
real property records, uniform commercial code records, vital
records, voter records, other kinds of records. Understanding
and using docum,ent access and retrieval.
News Resources Online
News in general. Best news collections. Top online wires. Top
online newspapers. Magazines and newsletters. Television and
radio sites. E-Zines and online publications. Foreign sources.
Achieves and transcripts.
Business resources in general. Company and industry research.
Backgrounding a company. Company directories. SEC and related
resources. Market research. Sales prospecting. Competitive intelligence.
Patents and trademarks. Personal financial information.
Managing And Filtering Information
Amazing techniques for managing and filtering e-mail, web sites
and bookmarks, downloads. Using cutting-edge technology such
as "push", "Bots", and other highly personalized
Huge selection of sample searches you can learn from.
Privacy and Protection
Understanding privacy on the internet and how to protect your
Huge Index Of Online Web Sites
This huge index has a comprehensive index of thousands of web
sites you will use for all the subjects listed above.
Comprehensive Glossary And Index