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. The collection is accompanied by dozens of articles, a comprehensive timeline, interactive maps and other features. Brought to you by The Kansas City Public Library and partner organizations.
Alphabetical List of Resources
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.
The Professional Development Collection includes full text articles for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.
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. Project Vote Smart provides a huge amount of information on offices and officials, legislation, issues, interest groups, political parties, and ballot measures.
Find summaries of professional and academic articles about medical topics.
Find references to articles in old issues of popular magazines like Newsweek, New Republic, or Good Housekeeping.
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
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 & 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 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.
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.
Apply online for retirement benefits, apply for disability benefits, request a social security card, estimate your future benefits, and more.
StartYourRecovery.org 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. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment and support sober living on the website.
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
The site is intended to enable citizens, the press, legislators and staff, think tanks and financial analysts to better understand their state governments’ financial and economic condition.
Produced by the Census Bureau, the Statistical Abstract of the United States provides convenient summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Data is provided through 2012. For data from 2013 through the present, use ProQuest's Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Library card required from home).
The AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides free tax help to taxpayers with lower incomes who cannot prepare their own tax returns. The IRS specifies that VITA serves people who make less than $60,000 per year. However, the minimum income required to qualify for VITA tax-aid may vary from group to group.
Read articles from the most popular teaching and school administration magazines and journals.
Free, online practice tests (GED, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, GRE, and more).
The Moving Picture World was a film trade publication which began on March 9, 1907, and appeared weekly until January 7, 1928. It set a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewed current releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry.