Check out our OSINT resources page. Here you will find numerous OSINT tools

Academic Search

Academia – Social networking site for academic articles

Base Academic Search Engine  – Access over 240 million academic articles for free

CalTech CoolCosmos Infrared Zoo – information about animals

Citation Machine –  Generates academic citations for your

Comparitech Research Guide – A how-to guide on how to use the dark web for academic purposes.

Copac – Search engine for UK and Irish library catalogs

CORE –  Collection of open access research papers

DeepDyve – Collection of over 100 million scholarly open access research papers

Digital Public Library of America – Academic search engine for open source material

Enotes– Provides a summary of numerous books and articles

ERIC – collection of academic articles and resources

Europeana – Collection of over 57 million European works

Google Scholar – Academic search engine

Project Gutneberg – Collection of over 59,000 free ebooks

EPI Search – Academic search engine that allows you to search for related web resources based on text

JournalMap Geosearch – Academic search engine that identifies material by geographic location

JURN Academic Search – Academic search engine

KMLE Medical Dictionary – Academic search engine focused on medicine

LibGuides Community Search – Academic search engine

Library of Congress – US Library of Congress

Microsoft Academic Research – Academic search engine

New York Public Library Search – NY public library search of articles

Open Knowledge Maps -search engine for academic articles that visualizes the results

OpenGrey – Database of grey literature in Europe

Public Library of Science Search – Academic search engine for the Public Library of Science

PubMed – Academic search engine for over 23 million medical articles

RefSeek – Research directory of references

ScienceDirect – Academic search engine

ScienceHack – search engine for scientific multi-media

Semantic Scholar – Academic search engine

World Digital Library – Digital collection of historical content

World Wide Science Search Engine – Academic search engine

Zetoc – Academic search engine




Archive – Similar to the internet archive

Cached Pages – View cached webpages

Cached View – View cached webpages

Common Crawl – View cached webpages

Cryptome – Similar to wikileaks

Internet Archive – View cached webpages

Web Archive – View cached pages of UK Sites

WebCite –  View cached webpages

Wikileaks – A collection of leaked classified data


Blogger – A place by Google to host and publish blogs

Bloglovin –  A place to host and publish blogs

Blog Search Engine – A blog Search engine

Disqus – Blog hosting service

Ghost – Blog publishing platform

Joomla Blogging Website – a WordPress blog for Joomla

LiveJournal – Russian Blogging site

Medium – Blogging site

Metafilter – Community webblog

Omgili – Search engine for forums, blogs, discussions, and news sites

Penzu – Private blogging site

Plurk – Micro-blogging site

Postach – Blogging site

Posthaven – Blogging site

Sett – Blogging site

Svbtle – Blogging site

Tumblr – Microblogging site

Topix – A blog search engine, only accessible from a US IP Address

Twingly – Blog, forum, and news search engine

Typepad – Blogging site

Xanga 2.0 – Blog archive


Claz – Classified site

Craigslist – Classified site

eBay – Web acution site

Flippity – Ebay shopping search engine

Kijiji – Canadian classified site

Oodle – classified site

Offer Up – Classified site

Search all Junk – Search multiple classified sites at once, such as craigslist, recycler, penny saver, oodle

Search Tempest – Search multiple classified sites at once

Quikr – Indian classified site

Company Search

Acoona – US business search engine

Australian Business Register – Australian business search engine

Australian Securities & Investments Commission – Australian business search engine

Better Business Bureau – US and Canada business search engine

Bizwiki – US crowdsourced business database

Business Phone Book – UK business search engine

Canpages  – Canadian business search engine

Cayman Island General Company Registry – Business search engine

Companies House – UK business search engine

Credit Risk Monitor – worldwide business directory of publicly held companies

dLook – Australia business search engine

Dun and Bradstreet – Business search engine

Europages – Database of European companies

International Company Profile – UK site providing details on numerous business

Kompass – Business search engine

Local – US and Canada site hat allows you to search for local businesses

Manta – US and Canada small business search engine

Ministry of Corporate Affairs – India business search engine

Money House – Switzerland business search engine

National Business Register – UK business search engine

Nationwide Business Directory – Australia business search engine

NUANS – Canadian business search engine by name

OpenCorporates – Global business search engine

Orbis Directory – Global business search engine

Superior Business Network – US business search engine

Superpages – US local business search engine

Thomas Net – Business search engine

SEC EDGAR – US SEC search tool

US Pages – directory of business by type

Who Do You – Business search engine

Yell – UK business search engine


Adult Friend Finder –  A dating site

Ashley Madison – A site to arrange to have an affair on

Are You Interested – A dating site

Badoo (US) – A dating site

Beautiful People – A dating site where you must be voted on to join

Black People Meet – A dating site for African Americans

EHarmony – A dating site

Farmers Only – A dating site for farmers

Match – A dating site

Ok Cupid – A dating site

Plenty of Fish – A dating site

Spark – A dating site

Wamba – A dating site

Zoosk – A dating site

Deep Web Search


Biznar – Business seaarch engine

Black Book Online (US) – Public records search site with over 37,000 public record lookups including death, inmate, criminal, and court records

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook – Provides world, regional, and country information

Centre for Investigative Journalism –  Training and resource site

Court Services Online (Canada – BC) – Canadian province of British Columbia court services website for searching civil, appeal, traffic, and criminal court records

Stolen Property Search (Canada) – Canadian stolen vehicle and property search

FBI Vault – FBI records and other information

Human Trafficking Search – Information on human trafficking

Offshore Leaks Database – Database of offshore leaks searchable by person name, company, address, or jurisdiction

Search Systems Public Records (USA) – US public records database

Real-Time Air Quality Index – Real-time air pollution index

Digital Currency

Bitcoin Block Explorer – Dashboard for digital currencies

Bitcoin Whos who – Bitcoin address lookup service

Bit Camp – Dashboard for digital currencies with numerous guides

Bit Ref – View the current balance of any Bitcoin address

Blockchain.com – Dashboard for digital currencies

Blockonomics – View the current balance of a Bitcoin address

EtherScan – View the current balance of an Etherium address

Graph Sense – A crypto asset analytics platform

Wallet Explorer –  View the current balance of any Bitcoin address


Domain Name and Research

Exploits and Advisories

Canadian Center for Cyber Security – Canadian government site on cybersecurity

CVE Details – Security vulnerability database

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures – database of known cyber exploits

Exploit Database – Database of known cyber exploits

Secunia Advisories – Database of known cyber exploits

Mitre Att&ck – Database of tactics and techniques

National Vulnerability Database – US-based list of known vulnerabilities

Packet Storm – Website with a database on cyber exploits and advisories

Security Focus – Searchable database of vulnerabilities

Email Address

10 Minute Mail – Provides temporary, free, anonymous, secure email accounts

AddressSearch Email & Address Lookup (USA) – Lookup over 95 million email addresses and 140 million mailing addresses

Anonymous Email – Provider for sending anonymous email

AOL Webmail (USA) – Email service provider

Email Format – Provides business email address format

Email-Validator – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Email Reputation – Check the reputation of an email address to see if it is associated with any known malicious activity

EmailSherlock – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Fastmail (USA) – Email service provider

Gmail Security Alert – Checks to see if your Gmail account has been hacked

Gmail – Email service provider

Guerrilla Mail –  Disposable and anonymous email address provider

Have I been Pwned – Check to see if your email address has been part of a breach

Hunter – Identifies email address connected to a domain

Hushmail (Canada) – Email service provider

Lycos Mail (USA) – Email service provider

Mail.com (Germany) – Email Service provider

Mailbox Validator – Check the reputation of an email address to see if it is associated with any known malicious activity

MailDB –  find the email address of anyone on the web with just a domain name

Mailinator – Free and temporary email address

Main Hunt – Identify emails associated with a domain

MailTester – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Melissa – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Metrics Sparrow – Creates email address formats for use with specific domains

Outlook – Email service provider

Pipl – (Requires registration) – Enter an email address to find information on the person it is associated with

Read Notify – notifies you when your emails have been read

SecMail – Anonymous email address provider

Send Email Message – Anonymous email address provider

Skymem – Find email addresses of companies and people

SmartIP Email Address Checker – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Temp Inbox – Email service that allows you to remain anonymous

Tencent QQ Mail – Email service provider

That’s Them – Enter an email address to find information on the person it is associated with

The Anonymous Email – Email service provider for sending anonymous emails

TorGuard – Email service provider for sending and receiving anonymous emails

Verfiy-Email – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

VerifyMyEmailAddress – Check to see if an email address is valid and/or operational

Yahoo Mail – Email service provider

Yandex Mail – Email service provider

YOP Mail – Providers you with a temporary email address

Zoho – Email service provider

Geolocation and Mapping tools

ArcGIS Online – online mapping platform where you can create and share maps

Cellular Towers Map (Canada) – map of cell towers and their providers in Canada

Cybermap – interactive cyber threat map

Disputed Territories Map – Lists disputed areas by country

Foursquare – USers check in and share information about places they have been

FreeMapTools – Free downloadable maps

GeoGratis (Canada) – Government of Canada map database

Global Incident Map – Maps which display terrorist and other criminal activity

Google Maps – Googles mapping program

Google Maps Automatic Packet Reporting System – Live APRS reporting

GoogleEarth – Googles mapping program covering worldwide locations

GoogleStreetview – provides street views of google map locations

GPS Visualizer – converts an address into a lat long coordinates

Here.com – Mapping program covering worldwide locations

IMB Piracy & Armed Robbery Map – map displaying live and historic piracy and robberies as reported to IMB

Instant Street View  – type in an address and view google street view imagery

Latitude Longitude Finder – find the lat long of an address or an address from a lat long coordinate

Mappy – European mapping and direction service

MapQuest – Mapping and direction service

N2YO Satelite Tracker – Sateliete and space station mapping

NATOs Daily Piracy Update – NATOs Daily Piracy site

NYC Crime Map – NYC Crime Map

Old Maps Online – historical maps collection

OpenCelliD – worldwide cell tower locations

OpenStreetMap – crowdsourced map of the world

Snaptrends – Location-based social media insight tool

UK Police Crime Maps – Maps of crime trends in the UK

UK ShipAIS – Ship tracking in and around the UK

Vessel Tracker – Live AIS tracking of ships

ViaMichelin – Route planner and maps

Waze – Route planner based on live traffic data

What3words – Route planner and maps

Whereis –  Maps of Australia

WikiLoc – a place to discover and share the best outdoor trails for hiking, cycling and other activities

Wikimapia – Crowdsources maps

World Imagery Wayback –  Digital Archive of imagery sorted by data and location

YandexMaps –  Similar to google maps, provided by Yandex

Zoom Earth – Database of NASA imagery

Image Search

Baidu Image Search – Baidus image search engine

Berify – Reverse image search engine

Bing Image Search – Image search engine

Camera Summary – EXIF tool

Creative Commons – Image search engine

DotHop – Visual search engine which includes video and image results

Exifdata – EXIF tool

Find Exif – EXIF tool

Fotki – Image Search engine

Freeimages – Image Search engine

FreeOCR – Website that extracts texts from images

Google Images – Google images search engine

Incogna Image – Image search engine

JPEGsnoop – EXIF tool

Karma Decay – Reverse image tool designed to search Reddit

Openphoto – Free stock images

PhotoTracker Lite – Browser extension which allows you to track images online

PicSearch – image search engine

Portrait Search – US Portrait search engine

RootAbout – Reverse image search engine

Shutterfly – Photo gallery site

Shutterstock – Photo gallery site

Spezify Visual – Image search engine

TinEye – Reverse image search engine

Wolfram Image Identification – Wolfram Alpha’s reverse image search tool

Yandex Image Search – Image Search engine

5Ghz Interfearance – Tool which can assist in indicating military radar activity which is close to the 5Ghz frequency

Copernicus Open Access Hub – European Space Agency site for images from the Copernicus satellites

EOSDID – Visually explore the past and the present of this dynamic planet from a satellite’s perspective

Earth Online – European Space Agency data on aspects of temperature, ice sheets, and more

GeoVisual Search – Quarry images for similar geographic features

GHG Sat – Global Methane concentrations

Google Earth Pro – Increased functionality over the web-based version

Here We Go –  Alternative to google maps with increased frequency of updates on some locations

Live u a map – News sorted by timeline based on geographic location

Satellites Pro – Combines imagery from multiple sources

Sentinel Hub Playground – Sentinel 2 / Landsat images

SNAP – European Space Agency tool that allows for the manipulation of various data elements

Peak Visor – Mountain ID tool

Wikimapia – Crowdsources mapping info

Kid-friendly search engines

AnimalSearch – resources on a variety of animals

Blinde-Kuh –  A German search engine for children

Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too – Child-friendly search engine

DisneyBooks – Disney search engine for children on Disney books

DisneySearch – Search engine for children on Disney content

Fact Monster – A search engine that helps with facts and homework while also providing educational games and trivia

KidRex – Safe search for kids by kids powered by Google

KidsHealth – Search engine on kids health issues

Kidsnet Search Engine – An Australian child-friendly search engine

KidzSearch – A child-friendly search engine

Mymunka Safe Search – A child-friendly search engine

NASA Kids Club – Information on NASA for children

National Geographic Kids – National Geographic’s website intended for children

PBS Kids – PBS website intended for children

SafeSearchKids – A child-friendly search engine

SurfNetKids – A child-friendly search engine

Topmarks Education – A child-friendly search engine aimed at educational resources

Language and translations tools

Abbreviations.com – Search engine for abbreviations and their meaning

Acronym Finder – Search engine for acronyms and their meaning

Acronym Server – Search engine for acronyms and their meaning

After the Deadline – Checks spelling, grammar and style of writting

AlphaDictionary.com – Search 1065 Online English Dictionaries at Once

Babelfish – Translate text

Bing Translator – Translate text

CollinsDictionary – Translate text

DeepL – Translate text

Definitions – Multilingual dictionary providing definitions

Dictionary.com – Search for word meaning or synonyms

Frengly – Translate text

Gizoogle – Translate slang into English and vice versa

Google Translate – Translate text or documents

Grammar.com – Tools for checking grammar and spelling

IMTranslator Comparison – Translate text

Linguee – An English – French translation tool

NetLingo – Text and online abbreviation definitions

NoSlang – Internet & Text Slang Dictionary & Translator

Online Slang Dictionary – Provides definitions of American, British, and Urban slang.

Paralink Translation – Translate text

Phrases – A collection of common phrases, casual expressions, and idioms

PROMT – Translate text

Reverso – Translate text

Slangit – Slang dictionary

Synonyms – search for synonyms and antonyms

Systran Translate – Translate text

TransL8it –  translate SMS and chat abbreviations into plain English

Urban Dictionary – Slang dictionary

WordReference –  Translate text

Yandex Translate – Translate text, documents, websites, and text in images

Meta Search Tools

Metasearch tools are tools that show results from multiple search sites on a single page.

Carrot2 – Meta search engine

Ceek – Japan based meta search engine

Dogpile – Meta search engine

eLocalFinder – Meta search engine

FeFoo – Meta search engine

Goofram – Meta search engine

Info.com – Meta search engine

Instya – A shopping meta search engine

iZito – Meta search engine

Kartoo – Meta search engine

Trust Mamma – Meta search engine for business reviews

Metabear – Russiain based meta search engine

Metabot – Russiain based meta search engine

MetaEureka – Meta search engine

MetaGer – Meta search engine

Monstercrawler – Meta search engine

Salam – Iranian based meta search engine

SavvySearch – Meta search engine

Search – Meta search engine

SearchBoth – Meta search engine with results from google and yahoo

Soovle –  Meta search engine

Springo –  Search various sites including multimedia

Vinden – Netherlands based meta search engine

Vroosh – Canadian based meta search engine

WebCrawler – Meta search engine

Yippy – Meta search engine

Yometa – Search Google, Bing and Yahoo simultaneously

ZapMeta – Meta search engine

Online Communities

4Chan – Anonymous Image-based bulletin board

Airbnb – Accommodation site

Athlinks – Social network for athletes

Babycenter – Social network for new parents

BiggerPockets – Social network for realtors

Boardreader – Forum Search engine

Bodybuilding – Forum on health and fitness







Online Privacy Tools

AnonymoX – Privacy browser extension

Blur Privacy Manager – Enhanced information security

EFF – Enhanced browsing security and blocking of ads

Epic Privacy Browser – Web browser allowing for private browsing

Invisible Internet Project – I2P anonymous network

Prism Break – Database of privacy tools

PrivacyGrade – Smartphone app privacy rating


Goofbib – Automatic Ebay bidding tool

PDF my URL – turn a webpage into a PDF document

People Search

192 – Search for People, Businesses & Places in the UK

ALM Experts –  US tool to search for expert witnesses

Alumni  – Search engine to search group membership

Ancestry – Historical records search

Anywho –  US and Canada search tool for people and their information

Around People – People search engine

Biographies – A collection of biographies about famous and not-so-famous individuals

Black Book Online – Public records lookup

Been Verified – People search engine

Canada 411 –  Canadian people search engine

Carrier Lookup – Enter a phone number and they will return the carrier name and whether the number is wireless or landline

Classmates People Search – US and Canada search tool for people based on school name and location

Corporation Wiki – US-based search engine that makes connections between corporations and individuals

Ellis Island Passenger Search – Search for passenger records at Ellis Island

Facesaerch – Search engine that searches using name and images

FamilySearch – Genealogy website

Freeality –  People search engine

Government Electronic Directory Services – Canadian directory of federal public servants

Infobel – Searches people and businesses by country, company, name or location

Inteligator – US site searches by state and name

Intelius – US site searches using name, phone number, and address

Knowem – Search for username

LinkedIn – professional social media site

Melissa Address Check – US address tool

MyLife – Reputation platform

Obituaries Australia – Australian digital repository of obituaries

OFAC – S Department of the Treasurys Specially Designated Nationals database

Peek You –  people search engine

People By Name – Reverse phone lookup

People Finders – US people search engine

People Smart – US people search engine

Political Graveyard – US political biographys

Public Records NOW – people search engine

Radaris – US and Canada people search engine

Reverse Phone Lookup – US and Canada reverse phone number lookup

Snitch Name – username search

Spokeo – US and Canada people search engine

Spy Dialer – Reverse phone number lookup

Sysoon – Dead people search engine, online memorials, funeral news and directory

That’sThem – address, phone, reverse email, and IP lookups

This Number – International phone directory

US Search – US people search engine

User Search – Username search

Webmii – People search engine

White Pages – People search engine

Wink People Search – People search engine

Zaba – People search engine

Search Engines

Ask – Search engine

Baidu – Chinese search engine

Bing – Search engine

Dogpile – Search engine

Duck Duck Go – Search engine that doe snot track users

Gibiro – Search engine that doe snot track users

Google – Search engine

Google Advanced Search – Advanced search engine options

Izito – Search engine

Mozbot – Search engine

Oscobo – Search engine that does not track users

Peekier – Search engine that does not track users

Provado – Search engine that does not track users

Qwant – Search engine that does not track users

Search – Swiss search engine

Snus Base – Data breach search engine

Startpage – Search engine that does not track users

Swisscow – Swiss based search engine that does not track users

Yahoo Search – Search engine

Yandex – Search engine

Yippy – Search engine

Social Media

This section is divided into tools for popular SM sites and then  list of lesser-known SM sites

Facebook – The book of face

Facebook email search

Facebook ID lookup

Facebook people directory 


Twitter –

Back tweets – Search for links on Twitter

Rite Tag – Hashtag analytics

Trends map – Geographic overlay of trending hashtags

Twitter advanced search

Twitter user directory

Twitterfall – Twitter client where tweets fall like water ina  waterfall

Tweet deck – Alternate way to view tweets, notifications, and messages on a single screen

Tweet metadata – A breakdown of how to decode tweet metadata

Tweet reach – Free Twitter analytics report

Twoogel – Twitter Search engine

Who tweeted it first?



Reddit Archive – archive of top posts from Reddit sorted by day

Reddit Comment Visualiser – Download Reddit comments based on username

Reddit Investigator – Lookup a Reddit account and its activity based on account name

Reddit Metrics – shows top trends on Reddit


Other social networks

Black Planet



Linked In – Business social network

Meet up – Find local events


OK – Russian alternative to Twitter




Telephone Numbers

Area Code Decoder – US area code database

Cell Revealer – Reverse number lookup

Free Carrier Lookup – US and Canada reverse number lookup

Number Guru – Reverse number lookup

Phone Book of the World – Database of worldwide phone books

Truecaller – Caller ID and spam blocking

ZabaSearch – People and telephone search


This Number –  International phone lookup




Global Terrorism Database –  Database on terrorist events from around the world

South Asian Terrorism Portal – Historical and current reporting on terrorist activities in South Asia.

Stanfords Mapping Militant Project – Timeline maps of extremist and terrorist activities

Terrorisms and Extremist Database – database of key individuals in terrorist and extremist organizations

Terrorist Group Database – US Director of National Intelligence information on terrorist groups

US State Department Country Reports on Terrorism – Look up US State department reports by year on terrorist-related incidents by country.

University of Chicago Suicide attack database – A database on suicide terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2013



ADS Exchange – Live feed of air traffic

Flight Aware – Live feed of commercial air traffic

Flight Radar – Live feed of air traffic

Marine Traffic – Live feed of marine traffic

NICB VIN lookup – US VIN lookup

Tracker – Live feed of European public transit locations

Open Railway Map – Map of rail lines around the world

Vessel Finder – Live feed of marine traffic

VIN Decoder – Decode a vehicles VIN number

VIN Lookup – Lookup VIN numbers

Username Search

Check USer Names – Username search engine

Instant Username Search –  Username search engine

Know Em – Username search engine

Namechk – Username search engine

Name Checkr – Username search engine

Name Check-Up – Username search engine

Thats Them – Username search engine

User Search – Username search engine

Video Search

Berify – Reverse image search engine which can help identify videos

Dacast – Livestreaming video network

Find Any Film – search engine related to movies

Flixwagon – Livestreaming video network

Google Videos – Search engine for videos

Liveleak – Livestreaming video network

Livestream – Livestreaming video network

Metacafe – Search engine for videos and images

Petey Vid – Search engine for videos

Vaughn Live – Livestreaming video network

VDownloader – Allows you to download videos from select sites

Veoh – Livestreaming video network and search engine

Yandex Video – Search engine for videos

YouTube DataViewer – Tool for viewing data on YouTube videos

Web Browsers

AOL Explorer – Internet browser

Google Chrome – Internet browser

I2P Browser – Dark web web browser

Mozilla Firefox – Internet browser

Netsurf – Webserver for Linux

Safari (for MacOS) – Internet browser

Safari (for Windows)– Internet browser

Seamonkey – Internet browser


Website documentation

Fiddler – Web page saver

Hunchly – Web page saver

Magnet – Web page saver

Page 2 images – Web page saver

PDF my URL – turn a webpage into a PDF document