From @ somebitchIknow Research tools

Posted by $ Dobrien 10 months, 3 weeks ago to Education
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Here's a semi-exhaustive list of a lot of the research tools I use. I never want to gatekeep information or research methods I use, so if y'all ever have issues trying to find something, just let me know. The more people researching, the better in my opinion.

I have a few methods that aren't easy to explain, but these are very straightforward:

Reverse Image Search:

Mind Mapping Tool With Degrees of Connectivity:

PDF Search Engine:

Powerpoint Search Engine:

Facebook Ad Library:
Useful for tracking political ads and NGO propaganda.

Database of most every company in the world.

IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search:
Best way to find form 990-PFs, which lay out nonprofit financials.

Political spending tracker.

Health Data:

Pharmaceutical Side Effect Search:

Snapchat OSINT Multi-Viewer:

Nonprofit Foundation Information Guides:

Article Citation Index:
Search for authors, topics, etc., of scientific articles.

Internet Archiver:
View old versions of sites or search through the index of millions of documents, photos, videos, etc.

Username Search:
Do a single search to see what platforms a username appears on.

AI Search Engine:
A very powerful search engine that uses AI to find exactly what you're looking for. It takes a little getting used to, but it does an amazing job.

Directory of Open Access Journals and Articles:

World Legal Information Institute:
Laws, legislation, treaties, law journals, etc.

It's a now-defunct website with endless resources for investigating crimes. However, it was archived extensively and can still be explored very thoroughly via Archive dot org.

UN Map Library:
Maps of pretty much anywhere. I know it's a UN site, but it's handy.

Old Maps:
A directory of old world maps.

NGO aggregate.

Breaking News List:
Just a list of headlines from around the world in chronological order. No frills, useful.

Other Internet Tools and Resources for OSINT:
This site has a pretty extensive list of different resources and methods for internet deep dives. Very handy to have bookmarked!
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  • Posted by mccannon01 10 months, 3 weeks ago
    Wow, Dobrien! What a list! I clicked a few links to get an idea of what you are offering here. Some things I'll need to figure out what to do with (such as the mind mapping tool may be fun to use, but not necessarily easy). I notice you start with and end with, also an interesting tool.

    I hope you don't mind, but I copied the whole thing and put it up on my iCloud so I can get at it anywhere with a number of devices.
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    • Posted by $ 10 months, 3 weeks ago
      You are welcome Sir. Give it a like so it gets seen by others.
      Qreat idea to save these tools. They can be like a false light down a rabbit hole.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 10 months, 3 weeks ago
        Thumb up done! Can't believe I didn't do that earlier, but I was being pressed by the better half to take her to a hair appointment and had to run (she'd drive her self, but has vision problems from time to time so I have to drive).
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        • Posted by $ 10 months, 3 weeks ago
          Thank you , I do the same for my BW . Just found out she needs to have cataract surgery.
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          • Posted by mccannon01 10 months, 3 weeks ago
            She almost went blind a few years ago, but quick action and excellent work of her eye surgeon saved her sight and a remarkable recovery has been underway. She can see well enough now to drive and can even see close up for reading without glasses, but hasn't regained the confidence to get behind the wheel. She is very light sensitive.
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            • Posted by $ 10 months, 3 weeks ago
              Again very similar 9 years ago Kim had to have a surgery…. Scleral buckling is a type of eye surgery to correct a detached retina and restore vision.
              Then 3 years ago she had to have her vitreous removed and they did cataract removal also on that eye at the same time. 43+ years ago I checked her teeth and they were perfect and her eyes were dreamy. So I learned that whole bit is like kicking tires. Lmao
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