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

The site is intended to enable citizens, the press, legislators and staff, think tanks and financial analysts to better understand their state governments’ financial and economic condition.

Access Policy:
Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Statistics
Resource Type:
Data & Records

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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Open access. No login required.
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.

Access Policy:
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.

Access Policy:
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

This site has information about the military history of the U.S. Army.

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Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Website

The U. S. Code is the codification, by subject area, of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It's divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.

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Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website

The United States Government Manual is the official handbook provided by the Federal Government on the agencies of the three branches of government.

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Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website

The United States Statutes at Large contains the permanent laws - public and private - that were enacted during each session of Congress.

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Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service giving you access to resources in your community. You can get information by dialing 2-1-1 or by searching the resource database!

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

The United States Reports are the official reports of the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Website
Universal Class

Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Hundreds of self-guided courses are available covering topics such as event planning, cooking, business writing, candle making, estate planning, and public speaking.

Access Policy:
Library card required from home
Topic:
Online Learning
Resource Type:
Online Learning

This site provides information and services from the U.S. government for nonprofits, including Grants, Loans, and Other Assistance; Management and Operations; and Tax Information.

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

This site contains information about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history.

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Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Website

From the Library of Congress, this is an online collection of first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans of war.

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Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Website

This site offer "a permanent digital archive of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by Dr. David P. Boder in 1946."

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

Enter your address to find your polling place and voter/registration information. Build your own ballot with the online voters' guide that shows you the races on your ballot and lets you compare the candidates' stands on the issues.

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Open access. No login required.
Topic:
Elections & Politics
Resource Type:
Website
Wall Street Journal - Digital Microfilm

Full-image newspaper scans. 2008 - Present.

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

One user at a time, access from Central Library 3rd floor only. Ask the reference librarian on duty for access.

Find legal and law related materials and services, including searches of US and international legal materials, journals, cases, statutes, forms, verdicts, and proposed and enacted legislation and regulations.

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Available only at Central
Topic:
Government & Law
Resource Type:
Data & Records

The Westport Historical Society celebrates the history of Westport and its first citizens.

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Topic:
History
Resource Type:
Website
WorldCat (new interface)

WorldCat allows you to search across thousands of library catalogs at once. It is the largest database of its kind in the world.

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Library card required from home
Topic:
Library
Resource Type:
Research

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

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem is the Jewish people's memorial to those murdered in the Holocaust. This site contains an online photo archive, the central database of Shoah victims' names, and the Shoah-related lists database.

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

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