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When you're working on an investigation, the number of people involved and the amount of information you uncover online increase with each lead or interview, so it can be hard to keep track of everything and connect the dots.

For example investigative US outlet The Marshall Project has an open-source tool that monitors when sections of a website of interest, such as a database, get updated, and alerts the journalist in case it may be of interest in their story.

Non-profit organisation The Engine Room has compiled a free guide for investigative web research, designed to help researchers, activists and journalists collect, organise and store online information.

It covers how to document and store a web page, how to find the owner of a website, and also provides a list of key investigative databases, such as OCCRP's Investigative Dashboard and OpenCorporates.

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