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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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Are you using the Accelerated Reader program at your school? This web site provides the book level of over 100,000 books. Just type in the title of a book, topic, or author that you want to read, click go, and you will see the book level (BL) and the points (AR pts) for the book. If you want to look at a list of books to read, go to the advanced search and choose an Interest Level and an ATOS Book Level range.

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Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for adoption professionals.

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This portal includes online collections of primary sources from the Library of Congress that include photographs, music, manuscripts, plays, books, and more.

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The Department of Aging Services functions as the Area Agency on Aging for Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

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Looking for information about any hospital has been made much easier with this directory of American hospitals that allows you to look up a hospital’s profile or build your own “best” hospital by selecting the criteria that matches your needs. Find hospital statistics on hospitals that give you clinical services offered, accreditation status, teaching status, inpatient utilization statistics, outpatient statistics, and financial statistics. Very easy to use.

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The Library of Congress has online collections of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience through history.

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The Black Archives of Mid-America, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a center for learning and research into the African American experience in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and the Midwest at large. They house a large collection of manuscripts and artifacts including photographs, personal correspondence, oral histories, and rare books.

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The BEA produces economic accounts statistics.

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Statistics on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

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