Alphabetical List of Resources


For hundreds of different types of jobs, learn the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

This office at the University of Missouri Extension strives to transform public data into useful information.

The United States naturalization test includes up to 10 questions about U.S. civics. These 10 questions are chosen from a list of 100. All 100 civics questions can be accessed on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, along with their answers.

Browse, checkout, download and stream more than 25,000 e-books, 10,000 audio books, 500 videos using your library card.

OverDrive for Kids

Explore digital movies and books for Kids from the OverDrive collection, in a specially branded website.

Oxford English Dictionary

This noted authority on the English language supplements definitions with information about the origins and history of the words. To access: click "Sign in" on the right and enter your library card number in the appropriate field. Select "Kansas City Public Library" to access the full site.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Content and commentary commissioned by Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito, and developed by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.


Find references to papers delivered at academic conferences worldwide since 1993.

The Pendergast Years

Explore thousands of digitized photographs, postcards, legal documents and letters from the interwar period, when "Boss" Tom Pendergast exerted powerful influence over the civic and cultural life of Kansas City.

Like its print products, Peterson's online version provides dependable college listings and scholarship information. Just skip the test prep section—it costs.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Kansas City (PFLAG-KC) is a group of parents, siblings, friends, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people who provide a support system for the families and friends of LGBT people.

The President Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Information on test preparation.


Find references to conference proceedings that have been published worldwide since 1993.

Professional Development Collection

The Professional Development Collection includes full text articles for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE – a development of Johns-Hopkins and other major U.S. Universities.

E-books in the classics, history and literature, now totaling more than 10,000 titles.

As this well-known and long-respected site of voter information says, it covers "any politician, any issue". Enter a politician's name and get his/her biography, voting record, positions on issues, ratings, speeches, and funding. Create your own account to track your candidates, officials and legislation.

Pronunciator offers phrase tutorials for over 80 languages, including ESL.

Find summaries of professional and academic articles about medical topics.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Find references to articles in old issues of popular magazines like Newsweek, New Republic, or Good Housekeeping.

Offers services that individuals with disabilities need to progress to their highest potentials - physically, socially and vocationally.

Provides information on getting a lawyer, how to deal with abuse and stalking, court assistance, legal forms, and more.

A very comprehensive online drug guide, listed by generic and brand names, that tells you about the general usage, dosage, warnings, and adverse reactions to prescription drugs. It also has a large section on supplements.

Browse historical maps for cities and towns in Missouri and Kansas.

Review practice questions, take a practice test, and more.

View annual reports, school report cards, demographic information, and education performance data for individual schools in the Missouri School Districts.

This science resource for students provides access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, articles, and other sources.

Information on senior services from the state of Missouri.

Information for all preschool to 12th grade programs in Kansas City, Missouri

Slavery and Anti-Slavery

Slavery & Anti-Slavery presents historical documents from several research collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

Agency of the U.S. federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.

Small Business Builder from Gale

Small Business Builder from Gale offers personalized tools and guidance tohelp you build your business, including your business plan, from new entrepreneurs to experienced business owners to nonprofit fundraisers.

Please note: You will need to create an individual login to use this service.

Small Business Resource Center

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, Small Business Resource Center brings together hundreds of sample business plans, journals, multimedia content, and more.

Apply online for retirement benefits, apply for disability benefits, request a social security card, estimate your future benefits, and more. is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.