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

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

The Popular Romance Project explores the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.

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

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Topic:
Culture & Society, History, Literature
Resource Type:
Website

The President Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

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Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Website

Information on test preparation.

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

Find references to conference proceedings that have been published worldwide since 1993.

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

The Professional Development Collection includes full text articles for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.

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

Project MUSE – a development of Johns-Hopkins and other major U.S. Universities.

E-books in the classics, history and literature, now totaling more than 10,000 titles.

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

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

As this well-known and long-respected site of voter information says, it covers "any politician, any issue". Enter a politician's name and get his/her biography, voting record, positions on issues, ratings, speeches, and funding. Create your own account to track your candidates, officials and legislation. Project Vote Smart provides a huge amount of information on offices and officials, legislation, issues, interest groups, political parties, and ballot measures.

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

Pronunciator offers phrase tutorials for over 80 languages, including ESL. Courses are available for English speakers or for native speakers of 50 other languages. Learn on a desktop or access Pronunciator from your mobile device.

En Español »

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help, Languages, Online Learning
Resource Type:
Online Learning

Find summaries of professional and academic articles about medical topics.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Health
Resource Type:
Open access. No login required
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Find references to articles in old issues of popular magazines like Newsweek, New Republic, or Good Housekeeping.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Magazines
Resource Type:
Articles
Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Topic:
Business
Resource Type:
Articles

Offers services that individuals with disabilities need to progress to their highest potentials - physically, socially and vocationally.

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Topic:
Social Services
Resource Type:
Website

Provides information on getting a lawyer, how to deal with abuse and stalking, court assistance, legal forms, and more.

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Topic:
Government & Law, Local
Resource Type:
Website

A very comprehensive online drug guide, listed by generic and brand names, that tells you about the general usage, dosage, warnings, and adverse reactions to prescription drugs. It also has a large section on supplements.

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

Browse historical maps for cities and towns in Missouri and Kansas.

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Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Maps

Review practice questions, take a practice test, and more.

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Topic:
Test Preparation
Resource Type:
Website

View annual reports, school report cards, demographic information, and education performance data for individual schools in the Missouri School Districts.

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Topic:
Education, Local
Resource Type:
Website

This science resource for students provides access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, articles, and other sources.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Homework Help, Science
Resource Type:
Articles

Information on senior services from the state of Missouri.

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Topic:
Social Services
Resource Type:
Website

Information for all preschool to 12th grade programs in Kansas City, Missouri

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Topic:
Education, Local
Resource Type:
Website
Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Slavery & Anti-Slavery presents historical documents from several research collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

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

Agency of the U.S. federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

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Topic:
Business
Resource Type:
Website
Small Business Builder from Gale

Small Business Builder from Gale offers personalized tools and guidance tohelp you build your business, including your business plan, from new entrepreneurs to experienced business owners to nonprofit fundraisers.

Please note: You will need to create an individual login to use this service.

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

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Business
Resource Type:
Online Learning
Small Business Resource Center

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, Small Business Resource Center brings together hundreds of sample business plans, journals, multimedia content, and more.

Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers from its mobile responsive experience.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Business
Resource Type:
Data & Records

Apply online for retirement benefits, apply for disability benefits, request a social security card, estimate your future benefits, and more.

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Topic:
Resource Type:
Website

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

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Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Data & Records, Website

Produced by the Census Bureau, the Statistical Abstract of the United States provides convenient summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Data is provided through 2012. For data from 2013 through the present, use ProQuest's Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Library card required from home).

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

The AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides free tax help to taxpayers with lower incomes who cannot prepare their own tax returns. The IRS specifies that VITA serves people who make less than $60,000 per year. However, the minimum income required to qualify for VITA tax-aid may vary from group to group.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Taxes
Resource Type:
Tutorial or Guide

Tax Forms

Find and print forms online:

Federal Tax Forms (IRS website)
Missouri Tax Forms (Missouri Department of Revenue)
Kansas Tax Forms (Kansas Department of Revenue)
Kansas City Tax Forms (Kansas City Finance Department)

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Taxes
Resource Type:
Tutorial or Guide

Read articles from the most popular teaching and school administration magazines and journals.

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Topic:
Education
Resource Type:
Articles

Free, online practice tests (GED, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, GRE, and more).

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Topic:
Test Preparation
Resource Type:
Website
  Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927

The Moving Picture World was a film trade publication which began on March 9, 1907, and appeared weekly until January 7, 1928. It set a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewed current releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry.

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:
Articles, Primary Sources

Read narrated children's books online, complete with sound and moving images. TumbleBooks features an optimized site for mobile and tablet users.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
eBooks & Digital Media, Homework Help, Kids
Resource Type:
eBooks
Twentieth Century African American Poetry

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry is a collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century.

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

Particularly useful for the Forms section covering bankruptcy, prisoner pro se, probation and pre-trial.

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Topic:
Government & Law, Local
Resource Type:
Website

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