Background Checks

Background checks and investigation resources for private investigators, police officers and employers. In this section, you’ll find an overview of background checks and the types of information they contain. In addition, we’ll provide a list of reputable background check providers, a comprehensive list of employment check research tools, and many other resources to help you check into the history of applicants, employees and other people.


Spokeo public records search engine

Spokeo Public Records Search Engine

Spokeo, the People Search Engine, is a very useful search engine that aggregates information about people from different public records sources and then compiles all this information into a single report that is easy...
Nanny Background Check

Nanny Background Check: Tips for Screening Caregivers

If you are considering hiring a nanny, babysitter or other type of caregiver to provide support for your children, there are a number of important things to consider. The process of hiring...
Criminal Records Database Search

Criminal Records Database Search

What is a Criminal Record? A criminal record is an official account of a person's criminal history. A criminal records database search is most often used by potential employers, lenders...
Search the White Pages

How to Search the White Pages to Find People

Search the White Pages Search the white pages for a phone number is one of the most common activities performed on the internet today.  It is easier and faster...
License plate

License Plates and Car Tags

So you want to search for a license plate? Before you start conducting a license plate search or set out to find vehicle registration plates, let’s talk a little bit about what...
List of DMV Offices

List of Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Websites

Before we get to the list of DMV offices, let's talk about the DMV, which stands for Department of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles is a state-level government agency that...
property records

How to Find Property Records and Real Estate Reports

Resources for Property Records Searches Private investigation cases often involve property research in one form or another. Whether it is physical property such as a house, land, real estate, jewelry, or intellectual property, a private...
Reverse Search

Reverse Address or Phone Number Search

What is a Reverse Search? A reverse search is used when you want to use one piece of information to find another related piece. For example, a reverse phone...
Vital Records Search

How to Find Vital Records

What are vital records? Before you embark on a vital records search, it is important to under stand the meaning of the term. Vital records are official documentation of...
Background Check

Background Check Services for Investigators

A background check is a detailed investigation into an individual's personal data, information and history to help make a decision about the individual. The checks support all types...