Research

Statistics, demographics, industry and company information can all be researched in the H&R Block Business and Career Center. With guidance from experienced librarians, your research needs will be matched to resources in the Center where we have materials that will help the entrepreneur, job seeker, investor, and student.

Research Databases

Use databases to discover and read articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Access these premium websites for free inside the library or from home with a library card.

Business & economy | Jobs & careers | Non-profits

Business & economy

Databases

  • Library card required from home

    Includes thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, business and economic periodicals, and country and industry reports. This database provides an excellent picture of company and business trends worldwide.

  • As part of the U.S. Census site, American FactFinder offers a rich source of detailed data on population, housing, economics, geographic and industry statistics. It gives users the ability to create and customize maps, modify statistical tables, and save data in a presentation format. Because of the complexity of some of its capabilities, it also provides excellent video tutorials.

  • Library card required from home

    Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

    2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

  • Library card required from home

    As of July 1, 2015, this resource is no longer available.

    Please use ABI/Inform: Complete.

  • Business Source Complete
    Library card required from home

    As of July 1, 2015, this resource is no longer available.

    Please use ABI/Inform: Complete.

  • Library card required from home

    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, find potential sponsors and donors to grow a non-profit, prepare a small business plan and much more.

  • Library card required from home

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

  • Library card required from home

    Find up-to-date content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives. Access in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.

  • Library card required from home

    The latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

  • Library card required from home

    Get online access to the most recent issues of the Kansas City Business Journal, special publications, and the Book of Lists.

  • Library card required from home

    Access thousands of downloadable legal forms, including state, federal, business, real estate and personal forms. Also use an attorney directory, arranged by state and practice area. A new feature is their Law Digest -containing summaries of all 50 state statutory laws, arranged in easy-to-use alphabetical topics and subheadings. Note: This resource used to be called Thomson Gale Legal Forms.

  • Library card required from home

    Read articles from newspapers, magazines, journals and trade publications.

  • ReferenceUSA
    Library card required from home

    We recently discontinued our subscription to ReferenceUSA. Please use AtoZdatabases as an alternative.

  • Library card required from home

    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.

  • Library card required from home

    Find profiles, statistics, and news articles about industries and specific companies.

Jobs & careers

Databases

  • Library card required from home

    Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

    2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

  • Library card required from home

    JobNow provides live help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a resume, and personality & career assessments.

  • Library card required from home

    Prepare for entrance exams and certification tests by taking practice tests and tutorials.

  • Library card required from home

    Read articles from newspapers, magazines, journals and trade publications.

  • ReferenceUSA
    Library card required from home

    We recently discontinued our subscription to ReferenceUSA. Please use AtoZdatabases as an alternative.

Non-profits

Databases

  • Searchable database that contains citations to materials collected by the Foundation Center's five libraries as well as selected literature from other sources.

  • Available only at Central and Plaza

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

  • Available only at Central and Plaza

    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.

  • Available only at Central and Plaza

    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.

  • Library card required from home

    Find high-quality, scholarly articles about libraries and information science.

For additional information, contact an H&R Block Business & Career Center librarian by phone, 816.701.3717, or by e-mail, bcc@kclibrary.org.

For additional reports, studies, surveys, statistics, plans, and maps for the Kansas City region, visit KCResearch.org, explore our subscription databases, or check ThinkOneKC.com for more information.