Archive for the ‘Portals & Directories’ Category
Find short definitions for real estate terms by first letter and additional ones in this mortgage dictionary. The National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers compiled a more extensive real estate investment glossary.
Search a real estate and mortgage glossary in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish or German, or translate the English language real estate terminology and definitions into any of those languages. Explore the language of commercial real estate in this document prepared by the National Association of Realtors.
Links to dictionaries and thesauri for dozens of different categories are maintained by the University of Wisconsin.
Bookmark the Louisiana State University Business Subject Guides for resources related to real estate, finance, insurance and general business.
Here are some new, merely worthy of a mention and updated search portals, search engines and databases.
RootsWeb – Newspaper Indexes
Search for the appearance of personal names in some historical newspapers.
Public Records Portals>
SearchSystems – New Web site links. This site collects links to searchable public records databases and non governmental databases that collect various types of information. The “Newsites” page is updated several times a week.
American Legal Media has revamped its search engine, which primarily searches sites within the Law.com network. LawQuest may be useful for identifying articles and case decisions but much of the content is restricted to subscribers. [Via LegalSites]
Perform a name search at Voompeople to find employment and business associations. This can be a means of doing a name search for officers in a corporation, particularly useful in states (like California) where the Secretary of State corporation entity lookup is only by corporate name.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is an occupation and industry database for job searchers, but it also provides links to all 50 states’ occupational licensing Web sites. Search by occupation, industry or keyword to find professional license and certification descriptions and links to the regulating agency.
Organizations that issue certifications, even for occupations that may not be licensed by a particular state, are also included. The certifying organizations maintain online name databases of their members, another option to verify field of employment. Note: not all certifying associations are listed for any one occupation, so be sure to check other sources that might perform the same function and also list their members.
WorldCat is a single Web site that searches library collections worldwide. More accessible than your local library’s online catalogue, WorldCat also enables you to search through multiple libraries to find resources by name, author or keywords.
The DeweyBrowser, a project of the Online Computer Library Center, also indexes books, videos and serial publications in WorldCat. This site provides a visual display of categories in which the search terms appear enabling you to further narrow your search.
The search phrase “insurance investigations” returned 56 entries in 6 topical categories. I narrowed my selection to The investigative reporter’s handbook : a guide to documents, databases, and techniques.
Enter a zip code or state to identify the libraries that have this book. Also read book reviews and follow links to related subject areas. The topic “public records” pulled up 91 books, ranging from the 2005 book, Local and regional government information : how to find it, how to use it to a 1999 serial publication Get the facts on anyone. Refine your search by selecting a particular author, format, or year.