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Search census data, books, periodicals, Freedman's Bank records, and more.
This is the link to the Missouri Department of Education's High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) information. This new test now takes the place of the old GED. It consists of a battery of tests in five subject areas: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It includes a link for test takers to sign up, schedule and pay for the battery of tests, a link to find testing centers, requirements to take the test, and scoring, as well as a wealth of other information such as cost and how often you can take the tests.
Hoopla is a service that partners with your library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, digital audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comic books for free. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.
Download tax forms and get tax information.
The latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.
For residents of Jackson County, Missouri outside the limits of Kansas City. Get information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.
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.
Search this database to find marriage licenses issued in Jackson County, Missouri.
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.
JobNow provides live help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including acing the interview, building a resume, and personality & career assessments. Live job coaches are available from 2 – 11 p.m.
Information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.
Information about the organization; includes roster of members and member surname index.
The 16th Judicial Circuit, located in Jackson County, Missouri is part of the state court system. There are 45 circuits in Missouri.
Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls.
Gain instant access to hundreds of movies on your computer or mobile device. Kanopy has a strong collection of independent, international, documentary, and early films from providers like Criterion, PBS and Kino Lorber.
For residents of Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri. Get information on voter registration, upcoming elections, polling locations, and more.
Get online access to the most recent issues of the Kansas City Business Journal, special publications, and the Book of Lists.
Bilingual English/Spanish newspaper for the Hispanic communities of the Kansas City area.
Official Kansas City Public Schools website.
Resources for members of the LGBTQIA community in Kansas City.
Read entire articles from the Kansas City Star newspaper. All issues since 1991 are available.
View current and upcoming ordinances in our city, and read the full charter of the city of Kansas City, MO.
Tax forms and information for Kansas City, Missouri.
Birth and death certificates for Kansas City, Missouri.
Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for the state of Kansas.
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.
The Kauffman Collection is intended to enhance the Library’s collections with digital resources of high quality, both in content and construction. Principally falling within the humanities, the works embody classical ideas and ideals, or have made significant contributions to other eras. This collection also includes supporting materials that assess, critique, and examine the chosen works, to assist in advanced appreciation of the literature.
The Kauffman Collection is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.
The Missouri Valley Special Collections constitute the non-circulating local history and genealogy resources of the Kansas City Public Library as well as the Library’s archives. This site also has a digital gallery of select materials and a Local History Index.
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3,300+ video tutorials with complementary exercises, geared toward self-guided learning.
Prepare for entrance exams and certification tests by taking practice tests and tutorials.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri serves citizens in a 40-county area with free legal advice. They only handle civil cases, i.e. family law, domestic violence, housing assistance, access to healthcare, consumer, employment and immigration law.