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

  • Search and locate all Federal publications from 1976 to the present. Many are available online, other documents can be located at a local library through the site.

  • Library card required from home

    Search issues of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to present.

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

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    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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    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.

  • 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.

  • Available only at the Central Reference Dept.

    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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    Free e-comics through the Library! Titles includes Dilbert, Pearls Before Swine, The Oatmeal, and many more.

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

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    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.