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Guides to Researching Public Records
How public are public records? by Carole Levitt
A descriptive guide to public records research, including information about searching for medical licenses, lawyer licensing, criminal records, county records, real property records, and military records.
Open Government Guide
Compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare laws in various states.
Freedom of Information Center
The FOI Center at the University of Missouri
was central to the effort to enact a national Freedom of Information Act
. The Center possesses the oldest and most comprehensive Freedom of Information library in the world, including articles and documents about access to information at the state, federal, and local levels. Their Web site includes guides to filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.