Target Audience: Reference librarians in all libraries who need to research people or companies
1) Participants will be able to identify and utilize the best and most cost-effective online resources for their public records research.
2) Participants will be prepared to analyze and evaluate public records databases and their content.
Looking for information on a person or company? This program will cover sites and strategies useful in public records research. Participants will learn creative ways to use (mostly) free web sites to find location and real property data, birth/death and marriage/divorce records, company affiliations, professional licenses, court records, and more. Additional discussion will cover public records databases and how to critically evaluate the information. The speakers each have more than a decade of experience in conducting research on people and companies, and will provide concrete examples and strategies used in their work.