Alphabetical List of Resources

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Get instant access to census statistics about any location in the United States. Information available includes: Building Permits Data; County Business Patterns; International Trade Data; Public Law 94-171 Data; Census Tract Street Locator; USA Counties; Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex Data.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Diseases, travelers’ health, emergency preparedness – if you have health questions, they have answers.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Website
Chilton

Online automobile repair manuals provide instructions, diagrams, and pictures about fixing cars of any make and model.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Automotive
Resource Type:
Online Learning
China, America and the Pacific

Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Primary Sources

This has facts and data about countries around the world. Each country profile includes a map, flag image, a general introduction, and information about its geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Culture & Society, Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Download statistics and raw numbers relating to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. The site also includes a robust mapping feature, allowing for the display of color-coded, data-driven maps. The foundation of this database is parcel level surveys of housing conditions in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website
Civil War in Words and Deeds

The Civil War in Words and Deeds offers regimental histories and personal narratives which constitute a source of great historical value. These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th Century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865.

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Primary Sources

Discover the Civil War's legacy in the Greater Kansas City region. Search our collection of primary source materials from our from partner organizations, read exclusive analysis from contributing scholars, and explore interactive features to see relationships between events and historic artifacts.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Website, Primary Sources

Information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Elections & Politics, Local
Resource Type:
Website

From NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, access Monthly Climatic Data for the World, Storm Data and Local Climatological Data. The LCD summarizes temperature, precipitation, wind speed and more for several hundred U.S. cities. Print copies of this data for Kansas City are kept at the Central Reference desk, going back through the 1930’s.

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Available only at the Central Reference Dept.
Topic:
Science
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Find the right college for you. Produced by the National Center for Educational Statistics, this site is very detailed and easy to use.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Education
Resource Type:
Website

CommunityKC is a map of "good things" happening in Kansas City. The site provides information on small-scale, grassroots neighborhood projects such as community gardens, cleanup days and home repair programs. Use this online mapping tool to find employment assistance and workforce training, social services, home repair, education, healthy living services, and much more.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Local, Nonprofit & Philanthropy
Resource Type:
Website

Official directory of the U.S. Congress. It contains short biographies of each member of the Senate and House and additional data, such as committee memberships, room and telephone numbers, and more. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website
Consumer Health Complete

Health information for patients covering mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Articles
Consumer Reports

Full text is available on articles from Jan. 1992 – present.

Citations & Abstracts are available on articles from Jan. 1984 - present.

This link takes you to all the Consumer Reports issues, listed chronolocially. You need to go to our MasterFILE Premier database, using the Advanced search, if you want to do an actual search for Consumer Reports articles.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Automotive, Magazines
Resource Type:
Articles

Annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Wildly entertaining and informative, Dave Leip's Atlas covers presidential, U.S. senatorial, and gubernatorial elections, polls, and predictions. Coverage varies by state for the senatorial and gubernatorial elections, but the presidential elections covers 1789–2012. It also includes an Electoral College calculator, which really shows how complicated this process is.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Elections & Politics
Resource Type:
Website
DemographicsNow

Produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports. Assess business viability, perform market and site location analysis, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Business, Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records
Digital Public Library of America

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Culture & Society, eBooks & Digital Media, Library
Resource Type:
Website

This site provides detailed information on not only the two main political parties, but the big three Third parties—Constitution, Green and Libertarian, and smaller Third parties such as the Prohibition Party, the Piraty Party and the Socialist Workers Party. It even covers "other parties" that have yet to endorse or field any candidate for office, such as the American Eagle Party and the Canary Party. Interesting stuff.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Elections & Politics
Resource Type:
Website

Kansas City's Spanish/English bilingual newspaper.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Local, Newspapers
Resource Type:
Articles, Website
EBSCO Databases

A collection of databases covering a wide range of subjects. Databases include Explora, Business Source Complete, NoveList, GreenFILE, Teacher Reference Center, and more.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Multi-Subject/Academic
Resource Type:
Articles

The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Current Federal economic indicators. Sections include: Employment, Income, International, Money, Output, Prices, Production, and Transportation.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

With its focus on online degrees, distance learning and continuing education; Education Center is a huge directory of online and on-campus career education. It also has a good career search section.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Education
Resource Type:
Website
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes)
  • Includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more
  • Based on the English Short Title Catalogue
  • Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Poetry & Essays, Primary Sources
Electronic Collections Online (ECO)

Search the contents pages of more than 5,000 scholarly, academic journals.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Multi-Subject/Academic
Resource Type:
Articles
Empire Online

Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences.

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Primary Sources

The Kauffman Foundation created Entrepreneurship.org as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas. The site provides innovative educational tools, informative channels covering the latest issues and insights affecting entrepreneurs, and a popular events section that gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Business, Local
Resource Type:
Website
ERIC

Search thousands of education related articles, studies, and reports. Many items are available online, some offer summaries only.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Education
Resource Type:
Articles

Provides resources for test takers.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Test Preparation
Resource Type:
Website
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

As a collection and archive of writing representative of British Romantic and early Victorian writing and of Continental Romanticism, the Corvey Collection is unmatched. The Corvey Collection is especially strong in prose fiction, including Gothic and romance fiction issued by influential popular publishers like the Minerva Press (London).

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Literature
Resource Type:
Poetry & Essays, Primary Sources
Everyday Life and Women in America

Everyday Life and Women in America is an unparalleled resource providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises documents and images addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Culture & Society, History
Resource Type:
Primary Sources
Explora

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Multi-Subject/Academic
Resource Type:
Research, Articles
Explora for Elementary school students

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help, Kids
Resource Type:
Research, Articles
Explora for middle and high school students

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help
Resource Type:
Research, Articles

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