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

Official information from all three branches of the Federal Government provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The Federal Digital System, FDsys, was formerly known as GPO Access.

Access Policy:
Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website

Source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid.

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

Provides access to data and trend information from more than 100 federal agencies on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

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

FedWorld, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, provides full text of Supreme Court case decisions issued between 1937 and 1975. You can search by case name or full text.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website
Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

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

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Culture & Society, eBooks & Digital Media
Resource Type:
Video

Supreme Court opinions since 1760 browsable by year and U.S. Reports volume number, searchable by party name, case title, citation, full text and docket number. FindLaw maintains an archive of Supreme Court opinion summaries from September 2000 to the present.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website
First World War

The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features.

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
Foundation Directory Online

Find grant money for your organization or research project. Search for foundations and other granting agencies in your field.

Access Policy:
Available only at Central
Topic:
Nonprofit & Philanthropy
Resource Type:
Data & Records
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

This database is geared toward individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. You can read about specific grants, and learn how to increase your chances of success.

Access Policy:
Available only at Central
Topic:
Nonprofit & Philanthropy
Resource Type:
Articles, Data & Records
Foundation Maps

Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.

Access Policy:
Available only at Central
Topic:
Nonprofit & Philanthropy
Resource Type:
Maps

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Downloaded songs will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular music players. Downloaded music can also be transferred to an MP3 player or an iPod.

For more information, read the Freegal FAQ.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
eBooks & Digital Media
Resource Type:
Music

Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Automotive
Resource Type:
Website
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Find high-quality information about almost any general topic. This online version has the same content as the regular print encyclopedias.

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help
Resource Type:
Articles
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non-fiction ebooks. Humanities titles in this collection were purchased by the Ewing Kauffman Book Fund.

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

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Library card required from home
Topic:
eBooks & Digital Media
Resource Type:
eBooks

GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Online Learning
Resource Type:
Online Learning, Website

Easy to understand information on all aspects of the GED, how to prepare hints, and practice sections.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Test Preparation
Resource Type:
Website

GeoFRED® offers geographical economic data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Free to use, explore economic and demographic data down the the county level, and build customizable maps.

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

Global Road Warrior is an extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide, with 175 Country Guides covering 119 topics each.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Culture & Society, History
Resource Type:
Articles, Data & Records

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) is a national education organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Culture & Society, Local
Resource Type:
Website

Find references to high-quality, scholarly books and articles on the web. Generally, only summaries and excerpts of the articles are available for free, though sometimes the full text is available.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Multi-Subject/Academic
Resource Type:
eBooks, Articles, Website

govinfo provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. This is GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website.

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

A leader in the open government data movement, GovTrack scans government websites to collect information on your representatives and research pending legislation to keep you in the know. It tracks representatives' voting records, roll call votes, committee hearings, and bills & resolutions. You can sign up to have information on subjects you're interested in "tracked" for you and sent to you via email and/or RSS feeds. It now includes this same information at the state level also.

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

See what's offered at graduate schools across the country, along with available financial aid. With over 67,000 programs listed in its free directory, you can search by subject, location or school.

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

GrantSpace℠ is Foundation Center's learning community for the social sector.

GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations. Find classes and events, search the Knowledge Base, access forms and other tools, connect with experts, and more.

A service of Foundation Center.

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

The GreenFILE database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling. It includes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

Access Policy:
Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Science
Resource Type:
Articles

Organization that serves the Latino communities of greater Kansas City by providing educational programs, facilitating access to health and social services, promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events, and sponsoring social activities.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Social Services
Resource Type:
Website

Healthcare.gov is the primary tool for learning about the Marketplace, and to shop for and enroll in plans.

Telephone assistance for the Health Insurance Marketplace is available 24/7 – 1-800-318-2596

Access Policy:
Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Tutorial or Guide

Healthfinder.gov gives you links to all the major physician directories, such as the AMA’s Doctor Finder with over 814,000 listed physicians, and other major specialty physician lists.

Go to "Find Services Near You" for the AMA's physician directory.

Access Policy:
Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Website
HelpNow from Brainfuse

Online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools available 24 hours a day. Connect live with expert tutors from 2 – 11 p.m.

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help, Online Learning
Resource Type:
Online Learning
HeritageQuest

Search census data, books, periodicals, Freedman's Bank records, and more.

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Genealogy
Resource Type:
Data & Records

This is the link to the Missouri Department of Education's High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) information. This new test now takes the place of the old GED. It consists of a battery of tests in five subject areas: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It includes a link for test takers to sign up, schedule and pay for the battery of tests, a link to find testing centers, requirements to take the test, and scoring, as well as a wealth of other information such as cost and how often you can take the tests.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Test Preparation
Resource Type:
Website

Organization dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community in Kansas City.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Culture & Society, Local
Resource Type:
Website

Home schooling information from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

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

hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, digital audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comic books for free. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. Designed specifically for libraries by Midwest Tape.

Learn more »

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
eBooks & Digital Media
Resource Type:
Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, Video

If you’re looking to start a Missouri nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. This guide will help you file formation documents, obtain tax identification numbers, and register for fundraising.

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

Provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

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Resource Type:
Website

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