Career Development

Adult Learning Center from Brainfuse

Whether you're going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on skills, achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one coaching, practice test center, and online resources. Live coaches are available from 2 – 11 p.m.

Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

Career Online High School

The Kansas City Public Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Kansas City and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School (COHS). We are offering a small number of scholarships to adult learners 19 years of age and older who apply and meet the criteria established by our selection committee.

Produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports. Assess business viability, perform market and site location analysis, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists.

Foundation Directory Online

Find grant money for your organization or research project. Search for foundations and other granting agencies in your field.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, Gale Business: Entrepreneurship brings together hundreds of sample business plans, journals, multimedia content, and more.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship 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.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder 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.

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.

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.

Prepare for entrance exams and certification tests by taking practice tests and tutorials.

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.

Professional Development Collection

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

With its focus on online degrees, distance learning and continuing education; Education Center is a huge directory of online and on-campus career education. It also has a good career search section.

Provides resources for test takers.

This is the link to the Missouri Department of Education's High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) information. This new test now takes the place of the old GED. It consists of a battery of tests in five subject areas: Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It includes a link for test takers to sign up, schedule and pay for the battery of tests, a link to find testing centers, requirements to take the test, and scoring, as well as a wealth of other information such as cost and how often you can take the tests.

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.

Get information about licensing and tests for over 200 different trades and professions regulated in Missouri.