3,300+ video tutorials with complementary exercises, geared toward self-guided learning.
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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.
Access thousands of downloadable legal forms from both Missouri and Kansas, including state, federal, business, real estate and personal forms.
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community.
Find high-quality, scholarly articles about libraries and information science.
LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
The Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive includes a myriad of maps representing the long nineteenth century and an extensive collection of European travel accounts which provide a sweeping glance of the travel narrative genre.
Read articles from popular magazines, newspapers, reference books, and biographies. This resource contains full text articles covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
This center is a service and outreach unit of the University of Missouri-Kansas City providing community-oriented education, applied research, problem solving and service.
The Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system.
This online collection contains abstracts of Missouri birth, stillbirth, and death records recorded before 1910 that are available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.
Resources for starting, managing, and growing a business in the State of Missouri.
Case.net is your access to the Missouri state courts automated case management system. From here you are able to inquire about case records including docket entries, parties, judgments and charges in public court.
The Missouri Death Certificate Database maintained by the Missouri State Archives, contains death records created after 1910 and over 50 years old. It includes a digitized image of the original death certificate and can be searched by first name and last name, county, and by year and month.
Get information about licensing and tests for over 200 different trades and professions regulated in Missouri.
Election information for the state of Missouri.
Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records for the state of Missouri.
You can enjoy FREE access to NYTimes.com courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library.
Full-image newspaper scans of The New York Times. 2008 - Present. Issues are available three months after publication.
Includes the Kansas City Star, and other regional newspapers. It also provides access to popular news magazines.
Access articles from popular magazines and newspapers on topics of current interest.
Read newspapers from all over the world. Papers can be searched individually or all at once. Radio and television news transcripts are also available.
Niche Academy provides ready-to-use tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. These video and text tutorials are maintained and kept current by Niche Academy's staff.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online focuses on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. These collections include:
Find helpful resources for starting a nonprofit, such as checklists, nonprofit associations, legal support, and government agencies. A resource from Grant Space.
Books for Younger Readers
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Appeal factors in NoveList K-8 Plus help you find books that are “your style.”
Looking for your next read? Find it on NoveList Plus! Discover read-alike titles or authors, check out book lists and recommendations from librarians, publishers, and booksellers, or try the Appeal Mixer to choose specific terms for your book recommendation.
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.
Freely available eBook downloads of public domain books that never expire and can be shared at will. An Internet Archive account can be created to borrow items not yet in the Public Domain.
Browse, checkout, download and stream more than 25,000 eBooks, 10,000 audiobooks, and 500 children's videos using your library card.
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Explore digital movies and books for Kids from the OverDrive collection, in a specially branded website.
Welcome to the Teen eReading Room! Browse this selection of eBooks and digital Audiobooks selected with our young adult readers in mind.
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.