Resources By Topic

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Start your research with these databases, websites, and books organized by topic.

Arts & entertainment

Antiques & collectibles -- Art -- Dance -- Event calendars -- Fashion -- Movies & TV -- Museums -- Music -- Theatre & drama

Business & economy

Entrepreneurship -- Business news -- Business statistics -- Companies & industries -- Investing -- Small business

Careers & jobs

Career guidance -- Job listings -- Relocating, salaries & cost of living -- Resumes & cover letters

Consumer information

Automobiles -- Consumer concerns & complaints -- Coupons -- Credit -- Telemarketing

Directories & quick facts

Calculators, converters & clocks -- Calendars & almanacs -- Dictionaries & thesauruses -- Directories & phone books -- Encyclopedias -- Postal information -- Statistics

Education & testing

Schools K-12 -- Colleges & universities -- Financial aid -- Practice tests & test preparation

Elections & politics

Local -- National -- International -- Polls

Genealogy

Kansas genealogy -- Missouri genealogy -- Vital records

Government & legal

City & county -- State -- Federal -- International -- Legal -- Taxes & tax forms

Health

Associations & agencies -- Drugs & medicine -- Nutrition

History

Local -- U.S. -- World -- African American -- Ancient -- Hispanic/Latino -- Jewish -- Native American -- Archaeology -- Wars, terrorism & conflicts

Kansas City area

Aid & social services -- New residents -- Organizations and groups -- Visiting Kansas City

Languages & literature

Criticism & essays -- English as a second language -- Fiction & drama -- Folklore & proverbs -- Languages -- Style manuals & English grammar

Newspapers & magazines

Magazines -- Newspapers

Philanthropy & nonprofits

Grants -- Local nonprofit resources -- Nonprofits

Recreation & sports

Games & gaming -- Hobbies, arts & crafts -- Outdoor recreation -- Sports

Religion & philosophy

Sacred works -- World religions -- Mythology -- Philosophy

Science

Animals -- Astronomy -- Environment -- Inventions -- Plants

Society & cultures

Adoption -- Crime -- Holidays & observances -- Weddings -- African Americans -- GLBTQ -- Hispanics/Latinos -- Native Americans -- People with disabilities -- Seniors -- Women

Travel

Missouri travel -- U.S. travel -- World travel