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The librarian's guide to public records : the complete state, county, & courthouse locator
Sankey, Michael L., 1949-
2000 edition.
Publication Information:
Tempe, AZ : BRB Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
xlviii, 589 pages : map ; 26 cm.
General Note:
"Taken directly from the databases of the Public Record Research Library."--Back cover.

"Where to find public records fast at over 11,500 major federal, state and county public record locations."--Cover.
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HA38 .A214 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. i
How This Book is Organizedp. iii
Public Records Unveiledp. iv
Definition of Public Recordsp. iv
Public vs. Private vs. Personalp. v
How Personal Information Enters the Public Domainp. v
Where Public Records are Heldp. vi
The Common Methods Used to Access Public Recordsp. vi
Public Record and Public Information Categoriesp. viii
Business Recordsp. viii
Lien and Security Interest Recordsp. x
Important Individual Recordsp. xi
Additional Information Sources Worth Mentioningp. xiv
Searching for State Public Recordsp. xvii
Other State Offices That May Be Helpfulp. xvii
State Agency Public Record Restrictions Tablep. xix
Searching Federal Court Recordsp. xxi
Federal Court Structurep. xxi
How Federal Trial Courts are Organizedp. xxii
Electronic Access to Federal Courtsp. xxiv
A Few Searching Hintsp. xxvii
Federal Records Centers and the National Archivesp. xxix
Searching Other Federal Records Onlinep. xxxi
EDGARp. xxxi
Aviation Recordsp. xxxii
Military Recordsp. xxxi
Searching County Court Recordsp. xxxiv
Using the County Court Records Sectionsp. xxxv
Types of Litigation in Trial Courtsp. xxxvi
Reading the Court Profilesp. xxxvii
State Court Structurep. xxxviii
How Courts Maintain Recordsp. xxxviii
Performing the County Searchp. xl
Ways to Obtain Recordsp. xl
Fees, Charges, and Usagep. xli
A Few Words About Searching Public Records Onlinep. xlii
Searching Recording Office Recordsp. xliii
The Lowdown on Recorded Documentsp. xliii
How the Recording Offices Section is Organizedp. xliv
General Searching Rulesp. xliv
Special Categories of Collateralp. xlv
More Details About UCC Recordsp. xlvi
The UCC Locator Chartp. xlviii
State Chaptersp. 1
Alabama - Wyomingp. 1
Additional Resourcesp. 493
Free Internet Access to Public Recordsp. 493
Private Online Sources of Public Recordsp. 505
Useful Web Sitesp. 577