Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Guide to Background Investigations, 9th Edition Paperback – September 1, 2000


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, September 1, 2000
$894.45

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 2057 pages
  • Publisher: T I S I; 9th edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964238845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964238848
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,724,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Intended to assist in the investigation and screening of potential employees, this useful, detailed, and well-formatted resource is published every two years (it was formerly titled National Employment Screening Directory). The eighth edition includes subdirectories for locating and requesting records from state, federal, and educational entities, plus a brief buyer's guide (not seen). Most entries relate to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, but some information about the American Territories and Canada is also included, an improvement over the seventh edition. Typical entries include addresses, phone/FAX numbers, web-site addresses, costs, and expected turnaround time for obtaining specific documentation. The state records section features brief information specific to each state, a state map (not seen), and sources for obtaining information about motor vehicle ownership, driving records, workers' compensation claims, vital statistics, criminal records, professional license verification, and uniform commercial code (UCC) filings for tax liens. Each state section includes a handy cross reference from city to county to facilitate requests for criminal and civil records from county courthouses. The federal subdirectory details the availability of records for federal district and bankruptcy courts, FAA certification and aircraft registry, military service records, military school records, and old or closed records from Regional Record Services Facilities. Arranged alphabetically by institution, the educational section describes procedures for verifying academic attendance and degrees, requesting transcripts, and determining accreditation status. Useful for those who verify credentials and/or conduct background checks; a $299 CD-ROM version is also available from the same publishers at . Recommended for larger collections covering human resources, criminal investigation, and related fields.?Elizabeth Connor, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Comprehensive but easy to use, The Guide puts five information-packed directories together in one volume." -- Opportunity Magazine

"For many years we have used various sources, including no less than four separate texts, to obtain the same information contained in The Guide. It's much easier and less time-consuming utilizing your source." -- Lois & Larry Adams, Smada & Associates Worldwide, Inc.

"I have many books in my investigative library. However, there are only two that I keep on my desk. One is my own. The other is The Guide to Background Investigations." -- Robert Scott, Author of The Investigators' Little Black Book 2, CrimeTime Publishing Co.

"One of my clients told me about your book years ago. I've never regretted ordering my first copy - or any since! I call it my 'bible.' I doubt there is a day that I don't consult The Guide for something! And you improve it with each edition." -- Sam Kates, Fidelifacts of Houston Employment Screening --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
3
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Schmidt on December 10, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
1998, do you remember that year, I dont. Not really.

This book is now outdated in so many ways. Not worth the shipping as you can get all this information online that is up to date.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony R. Saponare on April 3, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The guide is very informative and contains a wealth of information. The helpful hints also save you time and a lot of footwork.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dean A. Beers on December 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have used this guide for my investigations for eight years, from the fourth edition. It only gets bigger and better!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
what i am really interested in is if any prior readers would like to sell their copy? email jtm4213@aol.com
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again