Research websites A-Z

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  • Translate text or an entire webpage with this online tool.

  • Back to College describes its site as an all-in-one resource for adults who want to update their professional skills by returning to college. Some of its major sections focus on financial aid, career planning, degree programs, internships, and online degrees.

  • This site provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty provided by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Search encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, English usage, religion and mythology, literary history and literature, and more.

  • Compilation of over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. View by movie title, movie release year, book title, or book author.

  • Research charities and read in-depth evaluative reports on national charities from the Better Business Bureau.

  • This reputable news sources has information about conflicts in the Middle East.

  • This site has news about the current conflict in Iraq.

  • Guide to finding and building a career.

  • Online tool for creating a resume.

  • Beliefnet has a wide variety of resources on various faiths and spiritual traditions -- articles, quizzes, devotionals, sacred text searches, message boards, prayer circles, photo galleries and more. It is an independent site and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.

  • Provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers that teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access.

  • Research and find ethical businesses.

  • Research and find ethical businesses in the Kansas City area.

  • This web site allows searches of the Bible online in 50 versions and 35 languages.

  • Buy rare, used, and out-of-print books through

  • This investment research site provides access to interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.

  • is the website for Billboard magazine.

  • This site contains biographies of over 25,000 people.

  • 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.

  • This is an online community for people of African descent and others interested in the African and African American Christian experience.

  • is a website dedicated to telling the story of African Americans, Africans, Carribeans, and other melanated people in the State of Missouri.

  • Financial news, market data, investment tools, and more.

  • Free sample business plans.

  • Find universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions around the world.

  • This site contains information about Buddhist teachings, history and culture; worldwide Buddhist directory; e-book Buddhist library; BuddhaZine magazine; and more.

  • The BEA produces economic accounts statistics.

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

  • Provides statistics on inflation and consumer spending; wages, earnings, and benefits; productivity; safety and health; occupations; employment and unemployment; and more.

  • Provides information for business owners in Missouri.

  • Business news, stock market and financial advice.

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