Data & Records

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.

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.

Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers from its mobile responsive experience.

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.

Foundation Directory Online

Find grant money for your organization or research project. Search for foundations and other granting agencies in your field.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

This database is geared toward individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. You can read about specific grants, and learn how to increase your chances of success.

One user at a time, access from Central Library 3rd floor only. Ask the reference librarian on duty for access.

Find legal and law related materials and services, including searches of US and international legal materials, journals, cases, statutes, forms, verdicts, and proposed and enacted legislation and regulations.

As part of the U.S. Census site, American FactFinder offers a rich source of detailed data on population, housing, economics, geographic and industry statistics. It gives users the ability to create and customize maps, modify statistical tables, and save data in a presentation format. Because of the complexity of some of its capabilities, it also provides excellent video tutorials.

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.

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