Discover the Civil War's legacy in the Greater Kansas City region. Search our collection of primary source materials from our from partner organizations, read exclusive analysis from contributing scholars, and explore interactive features to see relationships between events and historic artifacts.
The main website for the United States Congress.
The Constitution Annotated provides a comprehensive overview of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time and is now available on this new site with upgraded search capabilities. The online Constitution Annotated includes discussions of the Supreme Court’s latest opinions.
data.census.gov is the primary way to access Census Bureau data. Replaces the American Factfinder resource.
The Missouri Valley Special Collections constitute the non-circulating local history and genealogy resources of the Kansas City Public Library as well as the Library’s archives. This site also has a digital gallery of select materials and a Local History Index.
Find helpful resources for starting a nonprofit, such as checklists, nonprofit associations, legal support, and government agencies. A resource from Grant Space.
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.
Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.
Visit SocialSecurity.gov when you have questions about Social Security, including Retirement Benefits, Disability Insurance, a replacement Social Security card, or if you want to check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record.
USA.gov is your online guide to government information and services.
Are you using the Accelerated Reader program at your school? This web site provides the book level of over 100,000 books. Just type in the title of a book, topic, or author that you want to read, click go, and you will see the book level (BL) and the points (AR pts) for the book. If you want to look at a list of books to read, go to the advanced search and choose an Interest Level and an ATOS Book Level range.
Looking for information about any hospital has been made much easier with this directory of American hospitals that allows you to look up a hospital’s profile or build your own “best” hospital by selecting the criteria that matches your needs. Find hospital statistics on hospitals that give you clinical services offered, accreditation status, teaching status, inpatient utilization statistics, outpatient statistics, and financial statistics. Very easy to use.
Ben's Guide is designed to inform students (ages 8 - 14+), parents and educators about how the Federal Government works. The design is simple and the site is easy to use.
The Black Archives of Mid-America, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a center for learning and research into the African American experience in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and the Midwest at large. They house a large collection of manuscripts and artifacts including photographs, personal correspondence, oral histories, and rare books.
The Business Services Division is committed to making it easier to do business in Missouri.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, available online and in print, is a compendium of Federal assistance programs, projects and services offering both financial and non-financial assistance to the American public. Its main area of focus are education, health, safety, and welfare.
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.
CommunityKC is a map of "good things" happening in Kansas City. The site provides information on small-scale, grassroots neighborhood projects such as community gardens, cleanup days and home repair programs. Use this online mapping tool to find employment assistance and workforce training, social services, home repair, education, healthy living services, and much more.
Wildly entertaining and informative, Dave Leip's Atlas covers presidential, U.S. senatorial, and gubernatorial elections, polls, and predictions. Coverage varies by state for the senatorial and gubernatorial elections, but the presidential elections covers 1789–2016. It also includes an Electoral College calculator, which really shows how complicated this process is.
DPLA connects people to the riches held within America's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.