Links Referenced in “A Low Cost Follow-Up Resource:
Using the World Wide Web to Maximize Client Location Efforts”
(2000) American Journal of Evaluation, 21(2), 195-203.
By Lora L. Passetti, Susan H. Godley, Christy K. Scott, and Melissa Siekmann
Telephone and Address Directory Aids
Provides addresses in proper form for envelopes; browse
National Address and ZIP+4
http://www.semaphorecorp.com/cgi/form.html addresses in neighborhood; look through list of similar street and
National Address Server http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/adserv.html Gives proper mailing addresses; view map of address location.
United States Postal Service
Enter address and get corresponding zip code; enter city and get
Zip Code Lookup and http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp
associated zip code(s).
http://www22.verizon.com/AreaCodes/0,2850,,00.html?ar Select state, get appropriate area codes; enter area code, find
Verizon Area Code Lookup
eacode=309 state and major cities it covers.
Yellow Pages and Government Agencies
Directory Assistance Plus Search by name or category.
FirstGov http://www.firstgov.gov/Contact/Directories.shtml U.S. government telephone and email directories.
Genealogy.com http://www.genealogy.com/00000229.html Click on U.S. map to locate county courthouse addresses.
Lycos Yellow Pages http://yp.lycos.com/ Search by name or category.
Social Security Death Index Search death index by name or SSN; state not required.
State and Local Government
http://www.statelocalgov.net/ Directory of official state, county, and city government websites.
on the Net
Search for contact information regarding access to birth, death,
United States Vital Records http://www.vitalrec.com/#territories
divorce, and marriage records.
Yahoo! Yellow Pages http://yp.yahoo.com/ Search by name or category.
Residential Telephone and Address Directories
Any Who http://www.anywho.com/wp.html Search by name, state, city, street.
Addresses.Com Search white pages for a person or white pages for city/state.
Bigfoot http://www.bigfoot.com Directory of searchable databases.
Big Little Search http://biglittlesearch.googlepages.com/home Large listing of internet directories, including international ones.
Freeality Internet Search http://www.freeality.com/finde.htm Directory of reverse look ups and other tools.
Lycos http://peoplesearch.lycos.com/ Search by name, state, city or by phone number.
Switchboard http://switchboard.intelius.com/ Search by name, state, city.
Collection of links for white pages, reverse lookups, and map
Ultimate White Pages http://www.theultimates.com/white
Yahoo! People Search http://people.yahoo.com Search by name, state, city.
White Pages.Com http://www.whitepages.com/10580/person Search by name, state, city.
Searchable database by inmate name or ID
Federal Bureau of Prisons http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp
Links to state corrections departments; some
Corrections.Com http://www.corrections.com/links/show/20 allow inmate searches by name, SSN, inmate
Searchable database of US state prisons and county jails.
Specific access depends on the state.
News Directory http://newsdirectory.com/news.php?c=na&co=USA Links to U.S. newspapers.
Map Quest http://www.mapquest.com Produces maps for an address.
Maps On Us http://www.mapsonus.com Produces maps for an address.
MSN Maps and Directories Produces maps for an address.
WWW Search Engines
Alta Vista http://www.altavista.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Excite http://www.excite.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Go.com http://www.go.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Google Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
HotBot http://www.hotbot.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Lycos http://www.lycos.com/ Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Metacrawler http://www.metacrawler.com/ Searches multiple WWW engines concurrently.
Webcrawler http://www.webcrawler.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.com Searches WWW for sites by keyword.
WWW Site Evaluation
Evaluating Quality on the Net http://www.hopetillman.com/findqual.html Paper that addresses how to determine quality of web sites.
http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolf Discusses how to evaluate the informational content of web
Evaluating Web Pages
Thinking Critically about http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_12
Lists points to consider when evaluating web sites.
World Wide Web Resources 337.cfm