Research

The Community Resource librarians are eager to assist you in using our resources to achieve your goals, whether you are an entrepreneur, job seeker, investor, or nonprofit professional.

Research Databases

Access these free electronic resources inside the library or from home with a library card.

The Kauffman Foundation created Entrepreneurship.org as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas. The site provides innovative educational tools, informative channels covering the latest issues and insights affecting entrepreneurs, and a popular events section that gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect.

data.census.gov is the primary way to access Census Bureau data. Replaces the American Factfinder resource.

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.

GrantSpace℠ is Foundation Center's learning community for the social sector.

GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations. Find classes and events, search the Knowledge Base, access forms and other tools, connect with experts, and more.

A service of Foundation Center.

If you’re looking to start a Missouri nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. This guide will help you file formation documents, obtain tax identification numbers, and register for fundraising.

International Historical Statistics

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.

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 from Brainfuse

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.

Kansas City Business Journal

Get online access to the most recent issues of the Kansas City Business Journal, special publications, and the Book of Lists.

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