Alphabetical List of Resources

Career Online High School

The Kansas City Public Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Kansas City and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, available online and in print, is a compendium of Federal assistance programs, projects and services offering both financial and non-financial assistance to the American public. Its main area of focus are education, health, safety, and welfare.

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.

Get instant access to census statistics about any location in the United States. Information available includes: Building Permits Data; County Business Patterns; International Trade Data; Public Law 94-171 Data; Census Tract Street Locator; USA Counties; Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex Data.

Diseases, travelers’ health, emergency preparedness – if you have health questions, they have answers.


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

China, America and the Pacific

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.

This has facts and data about countries around the world. Each country profile includes a map, flag image, a general introduction, and information about its geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

Download statistics and raw numbers relating to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. The site also includes a robust mapping feature, allowing for the display of color-coded, data-driven maps. The foundation of this database is parcel level surveys of housing conditions in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

Civil War in Words and Deeds

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.

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.

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.

The Code of Federal Regulations is the yearly codification of general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Find the right college for you. Produced by the National Center for Educational Statistics, this site is very detailed and easy to use.

CommunityKC is a map of "good things" happening in Kansas City. The site provides information on small-scale, grassroots neighborhood projects such as community gardens, cleanup days and home repair programs.

Official directory of the U.S. Congress. It contains short biographies of each member of the Senate and House and additional data, such as committee memberships, room and telephone numbers, and more. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies.

The Congressional Record is the daily official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

Consumer Health Complete

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

Consumer Reports

This link takes you to all available Consumer Reports issues, listed chronologically.

Annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses.

The Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1993 - the present, contains the official materials released by the White House Press Secretary. They include executive orders, proclamations, speeches, appointments, resignations, etc.

Wildly entertaining and informative, Dave Leip's Atlas covers presidential, U.S. senatorial, and gubernatorial elections, polls, and predictions. Coverage varies by state for the senatorial and gubernatorial elections, but the presidential elections covers 1789–2016.


Produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports. Assess business viability, perform market and site location analysis, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists.

Digital Public Library of America

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.

This site provides detailed information on not only the two main political parties, but the big three Third parties—Constitution, Green and Libertarian, and smaller Third parties such as the Prohibition Party, the Piraty Party and the Socialist Workers Party.

Kansas City's Spanish/English bilingual newspaper.

EBSCO Databases

A collection of databases covering a wide range of subjects. Databases include Explora, Business Source Complete, NoveList, GreenFILE, Teacher Reference Center, and more.

The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

Published monthly, Economic Indicators provides statistics on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, and money.

This annual report overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. It is given to Congress no less than ten days after submission of the Budget.

With its focus on online degrees, distance learning and continuing education; Education Center is a huge directory of online and on-campus career education. It also has a good career search section.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes)
  • Includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more
  • Based on the English Short Title Catalogue
  • Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere
Electronic Collections Online (ECO)

Search the contents pages of more than 5,000 scholarly, academic journals.

Empire Online

Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences.

The Kauffman Foundation created as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas.