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.

Legal Forms Library

Access thousands of downloadable legal forms from both Missouri and Kansas, including state, federal, business, real estate and personal forms.

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Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

MasterFILE Premier

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.

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.

Resources for starting, managing, and growing a business in the State of Missouri.

Professional Development Collection

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

Small Business Builder from Gale

Small Business Builder from Gale offers personalized tools and guidance to help 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.

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.

Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.

This site provides information and services from the U.S. government for nonprofits, including Grants, Loans, and Other Assistance; Management and Operations; and Tax Information.

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