Research websites A-Z

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  • Forbes magazine online with business news and market information.

  • Provides links to primary foreign and international legal resources, research aids, and sites useful in conducting research in these areas of the law.

  • Provides links to directories of national governments, foreign embassies, and local governments.

  • Directory of dictionaries, grammars, and other language resources for foreign languages.

  • Legal forms and business letters.

  • Fortune magazine online.

  • This national organization provides resources about grantseeking, fundraising, proposal writing, and more. Find foundation websites.

  • How to receive a free copy of your credit report.

  • Organization that provides rice to hungry people for free by website visitors playing a vocabulary game. This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site.

  • This is a grassroots and nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

  • FreeTestPrep.com is a free online resource for students to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and GED. It features over 700 practice questions all with video solutions, over 1,100 flashcards, over 1,500 real college admissions essays, and over 100 articles and guides.

  • Non-profit organization dedicated to building support for the World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief efforts.

  • Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.

  • Polls on various topics by Gallup.

  • Easy to understand information on all aspects of the GED, how to prepare hints, and practice sections.

  • Generations Online is intended for seniors who are unfamiliar with the internet, though it may also be useful for children. The large-type, easy to use website provides a place for older adults to learn about the internet and accomplish basic tasks like email and web-searching.

  • GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

    A program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.® (GIENC®).

  • GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual,transgender and queer culture.

  • Searchable public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.

  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) is a national education organization making schools safer for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

  • Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia features over 2,850 deities.

  • A leader in the open government data movement, GovTrack scans government websites to collect information on your representatives and research pending legislation to keep you in the know. It tracks representatives' voting records, roll call votes, committee hearings, and bills & resolutions. You can sign up to have information on subjects you're interested in "tracked" for you and sent to you via email and/or RSS feeds. It now includes this same information at the state level also.

  • Online resource for graduate schools and graduate program information. Choose from more than 60,000 masters and PhD degree program listings by field of study, subject, graduate school or metropolitan location. Also offered are online graduate programs.

  • This guide provides links to interactive tutorials and printable handouts from the Purdue University Writing Lab.

  • Grants.gov is the place to find and apply for federal government grants.

  • GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. GrantSpaceSM will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to find funding, manage your nonprofit, and improve your community.

  • This international organization involved in issues related to global warming, oceans, forests, nuclear energy, toxic substances, and genetic engineering.

  • This site includes a searchable database of native plant information, a landscaping guide, farming information, and more. Provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

  • Organization that serves the Latino communities of greater Kansas City by providing educational programs, facilitating access to health and social services, promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events, and sponsoring social activities.

  • Determine a nonprofit's legitimacy, learn whether a contribution will be tax deductible, view a nonprofit's recent Forms 990, or find out more about its mission, programs, and finances.

  • Health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Includes a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems. From the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Find law firms, legal jobs, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, and more.

  • This ia an A-Z list of biographies of notable Hispanic Americans.

  • View significant events in Hispanic American history.

  • Organization dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community in Kansas City.

  • News, resources and entertainment from a Latino perspective.

  • This is an online collection of audio recordings and texts documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

  • Source for market information related to the U.S. Hispanic/Latino community. Use HispanSource to develop sound business plans, marketing plans, and sales strategies.

  • This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving historic architecture and cultural landscapes in the greater Kansas City area.

  • Directory of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  • This site contains online world history resources, including a timeline.

  • This is an online archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust.

  • This site links to an online edition of the Muslim Holy scripture, the Quran and is available in English and Arabic. The site also includes a keyword search option.

  • Provides homeschooling information, support, resources and reviews, free newsletters, networking and discussion lists, and the online archives of Home Education Magazine.

  • Home schooling information from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

  • The U.S. News/American Hospital Association Directory provides key information on over 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

  • Book a hostel around the world. Hostelling International (HI) is a nonprofit organization with over 4,000 youth hostels.

  • Find and book hostels throughout the United States.

  • Find and book hotels around the world.

  • Calculate the distance between two locations

  • This site show how all types of things work, from satellites to swimming pools.

  • If you’re looking to start a Missouri nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. This guide will help you file formation documents, obtain tax identification numbers, and register for fundraising.

  • This guide to resume writing offers examples, format choices, help writing the objective, the summary and other sections, as well as samples of excellent resume writing.

  • 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

  • Provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

  • Thousands of free personal and business legal forms.

  • "In The Life Media produces media that produces change for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. In an era of sound bite news, inch-deep celebrity profiles and reality shows, our public television series." -- Inthelife.org

  • Small business resources and information for entrepreneurs.

  • This is a categorized directory of websites related to Native Americans.

  • News, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective.

  • Provides research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news.

  • Find information about almost any general topic. Results come from dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, map collections and feature articles.

  • View significant world events by year or decade.

  • Key contacts for utilities, bus service, government, etc. in Kansas City, MO.

  • Provides links to important resources for visitors to Kansas City, MO.

  • Contains quick facts and calendars

  • Get information on international adoption from the U.S. Department of State.

  • This calendar site has sacred events and times for world religions.

  • Download tax forms and get tax information.

  • This is an independent and non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

  • Directory of websites for government organizations worldwide.

  • Directory of international newspapers in Spanish from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.

  • Directory of toll free 800, 866, 877, and 888 phone numbers.

  • This is a directory of ancient history websites.

  • IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information.

  • Provides information about movies and TV shows, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.

  • AARP's database on Internet resources below, and link to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.

  • This site is an archive of freely available texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, the occult and esoteric topics promoting religious tolerance and scholarship.

  • This site contains the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Search the site for information on inventors and inventions. Find out about invention camps and competitions.

  • This site has inventor resources from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Patent Office site also allows online searching and filing of patent applications.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.

  • This site has information for the study of Islam; Qur'an; hadith; the Sunnah; Shi'ism and Heterodox Movements; Sufism and Sufi Poetry; Islam in the modern world; militant Islam, jihad, Islamist or extremist Muslims, and terrorism; Islam in Iraq; Muslim women; Islamic art, architecture, music; Islamic history, theology, and philosophy; and more.

  • For residents of Jackson County, Missouri outside the limits of Kansas City. Get information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.

  • Provides information about parks, lakes, golf, trails, campgrounds, permits, reservations, and more in Jackson County, Missouri.

  • Official website for the Jackson County, Missouri government.

  • This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation and understanding of Jackson County's heritage and will promote the study, appreciation, and interpretation of local and regional history.

  • Directory of school districts in Jackson County, Missouri.

  • This is a directory of online resources related to Jewish history.

  • With 13,000 articles and 6,000 photographs, this online Jewish encyclopedia covers everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism.

  • This organization provides a variety of programs to meet the needs of persons who face barriers, especially resulting from a physical, mental or developmental disability and refugee-immigration relocation difficulties.

  • This site includes Jewish lifestyle and spirituality coverage to insightful opinion columns to news from Israel.

  • Public records, photographs, maps, cemetery records and more for Johnson County, Kansas.

  • For residents of Johnson County, Kansas. Get information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.

  • Information about the organization; includes roster of members and member surname index.

  • This site covers Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.

  • Listing of annual events in the Kansas City area from the Plaza Lighting and Oktoberfest, to art fairs and parades.

  • Nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the Kansas City area.

  • Provides a listing of utilities for the greater Kansas City area.

  • Events calendar from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.

  • Nonprofit organization that serves the bicycling community in the Kansas City area with the vision is to create a better community through bicycling.

  • For residents of Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri. Get information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.

  • Information about the Kansas City Brigade arena football team.

  • Job listings from the Kansas City Business Journal.

  • Information about the Kansas City Chiefs football team.

  • Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of low-income households and other members of the Kansas City community by helping them grow their own nutritious fruits and vegetables.

  • Job listings for the Kansas City area.

  • Find events in the Kansas City area by date location, event type, and date.

  • Provides basic health care services at no charge to people who cannot pay for care and to those who do not have insurance available to them.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish newspaper for the Hispanic communities of the Kansas City area.

  • Kansas City history resources.

  • Website for the Kansas City Museum in Kansas City, MO.

  • Information about neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO.

  • The Kansas City Outdoor Club Inc. is a nonprofit organization of outdoor enthusiasts from throughout the area. Its purpose is to offer outdoor recreational opportunities and to educate and train its members in outdoor skills.

  • Information about the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

  • Search for jobs listed in the Kansas City Star.

  • Annual overview of the region's leading businesses.

  • Information about the T-Bones baseball team.

  • Information about the Kansas City Wizards soccer team.

  • Nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodworking in Kansas City. It promotes the skill and craft of woodworking, and provides education, information, fellowship and organization to those interested in working with wood.

  • Provides information for residents, visitors, and businesses about city services and much more.

  • Get information about parks, golf courses, recreation areas, museums and attractions. Find upcoming events, meetings and programs.

  • Official website for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

  • Directory of private schools (K-12) in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Official Kansas City, Missouri School District website.

  • Tax forms and information for Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Birth and death certificates for Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Tax forms and information for the state of Kansas.

  • Provides information on healthy aging, choices in consumer services, long-term care, advocacy, legislation, and more,

  • Online collections of primary sources about Kansas history. Topics include agriculture, architecture, business and industry, arts and entertainment, and more.

  • Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for the state of Kansas.

  • Buy tickets and learn more about the Kansas Speedway racetrack.

  • Information about Kansas history, including select topics, family history, famous people, places, buildings, and more.

  • A good place to begin researching your Kansas roots. Includes links to the state censuses.

  • Job listings and more for the state of Kansas.

  • Find arts and cultural events in the Kansas City area. Search by date and event type.

  • Lists jobs available in the Kansas City Area.

  • The Greater Kansas City Cover the Uninsured Coalition created this site to help you find the health care you need for yourself and your family.

  • Provides economic data for the Kansas City metropolitan area.

  • A free resource to help you find a rental home across the Kansas City Metro that fits your needs and budget. Listings are updated regularly.

  • Find reports, studies, surveys, and statistics about the Kansas City area. Documents come from local non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities.

  • Wedding resources for the Kansas City area.

  • Contains a Kansas City wedding vendors directory, a gown designer directory, planning pages, and more.

  • New car prices and used car values.

  • The motto of Khan Academy is "learn almost anything for free", and their list of topics and tutorials just keeps on growing. Anyone, at any age, can sign up and start learning. With over 3,300+ video tutorials with complementary exercises, you learn what you want, when you want. The subject areas are math, science, finance & economics, humanities, test prep and, most recently, computer science.

  • Links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all for kids.

  • Antique and collectible's resources, pottery, glass, collector's price guide, silver marks and more.

  • Selected sites for learning languages including self-instruction, online language learning sites, language tools, languages gruops.

  • This is a directory of websites about Latin America which can be browsed by subject (history, education, science, etc.) or by country.

  • Guide to finding literary criticism from the Internet Public Library.

  • Find post office locations, automated postal centers, and locations to buy stamps.

  • Travel guides, information, and advice for countries around the world.

  • Directory of magazines.

  • Provides information on the classic Chinese game for four players.

  • Provides career, college, financial aid, and money management information.

  • Stock market quotes, business and financial news, and more.

  • The Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City holds over 290,000 sound recordings. The focus of the collection is the American experience as reflected in recorded sound.

  • Find a lawyer or law firm.

  • The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City provide the metropolitan Kansas City area with information, suggested solutions to current or anticipated problems, demonstrations and programs designed to educate the general public about gardening topics.

  • Medical and health information from the Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical practice.

  • Service for calculating relative worth over time.

  • Health and medical information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

  • Online dictionary and thesaurus.

  • Find judicial opinions, legislation, federal regulations, and other legal sources.

  • Provides access to social and economic data and characteristics of the Kansas City region.

  • Contains statistics for crime, births and deaths, health insurance coverage, housing, demographics, poverty and more in the Kansas City area.

  • Nonprofit advocacy organization for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families residing within the following Missouri counties: Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray.

  • Provides social service and emergency assistance programs to meet the needs of the poor.

  • Online exhibits and more from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Mid-America Hunting Association is a hunter organization of over 200,000 acres of private hunting lease land exclusive to Mid-America Hunting Association members in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.

  • Serves as the association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.

  • This center is a service and outreach unit of the University of Missouri-Kansas City providing community-oriented education, applied research, problem solving and service.

  • The Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system.

  • A good place to start for online records, not only for Missouri but all the world.

  • View adoption events, children available for adoption in Missouri, and other adoption resources.

  • The Adoption Information Registry is a service within the Missouri Children's Division by which Adult Adoptees (age 18 and over) and Biological Parents or Adult siblings may indicate their desire to be contacted by each other upon the voluntary registration of all parties to the adoption.

  • Information on services and programs for seniors in Missouri.

  • Learn about the animals that live in Missouri: amphibians and reptiles, fish and aquatic animals, spiders and arthropods, birds, and mammals.

  • Consumer information from the Missouri Attorney General's office.

  • Resources for lawyers include continuing education opportunities, publications, access to research systems, and management advice. Members of the public can find an attorney online or get legal informaiton on topics ranging from family law to living wills.

  • A statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization advocating advancement of bicycling access, safety and education.

  • Resources for businesses in Missouri.

  • The University of Missouri Extension's Business Development Program (BDP) exists to help Missouri’s entrepreneurs succeed in private enterprise and to promote the economic development of the state of Missouri.

  • Information on business registration, filings, licenses, and permits for doing business in the State of Missouri.

  • Job listings and more for the state of Missouri.

  • Provides access to the Missouri State Courts Automated Case Management System. From here you are able to inquire on case records including docket entries, parties, judgments, and charges in public court.

  • Administrative rules and regulations for Missouri.

  • Guide to get a commercial driver license in Missouri (PDF).

  • Directory of Missouri county government websites.

  • Legal resources, news, and court information for Missouri.

  • Downloadable forms from the Missouri Courts.

  • This site is dedicated to Missouri's fish and wildlife resources and the habitats they depend on.

  • Learn about conservation areas in the Kansas City area, get fishing and hunting information, find local events, and more.

  • The Department of Economic Development administers a wide array of programs designed to enhance Missouri's economy.

  • Provides information about schools (K-12) and education in Missouri.

  • Tax forms and information for the state of Missouri.

  • Online collections of primary sources about Missouri's history. Topics include agriculture, the arts, business, cultures, science, women, and much more.

  • Categorized directory of disability resources online for Missouri.