Verifying Results

Results on Vigilant display key fields from records but sometimes you may want more information. The platform makes is easy to track down the original source of a result and to review the primary document.

With every source returning results, Vigilant provides a “Verify at Source” button in the source’s heading. This button links to the original website or database where the result came from, making it easy to retrace the steps of the search to either verify the result or to find additional information.

Sometimes, Vigilant is able to provide an even more direct link for verification. On some records, key fields will be linked directly to the primary document. For example, clicking on the image number for a FEC campaign contribution will direct to the original report including the contribution. This direct link isn’t possible for every source on Vigilant, but where possible, it is a useful tool.