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Materials on a great variety of subjects from our partner libraries throughout Missouri.

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EBSCO Databases

EBSCO logoSearch our broadest collection of content (from EBSCO), or search our ProQuest databases for additional content.

ProQuest Databases

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ProQuest logoSearch our ProQuest databases, focused on agriculture, biology, environmental science, health and psychology. For a broader search, try our EBSCO databases.

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State employees can give us the details, and we will try to locate the material. Use our interlibrary loan form or contact us.

Homeland Security Digital Library: COVID-19 Special Collection

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Laura Kromer
Reference Librarian

Learn more about the library and how to use our resources with a Book-a-Librarian training customized to your department or agency.

Free Government Resources

logo of the Homeland Security Digital LibraryHomeland Security Digital Library provides documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.


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View DPS publications here.


GODORT logoVisit the State Agency Databases Project to find links to public databases created by the state governments of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Search for databases by state or by subject, including Crime, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement and Military & Veterans

Visit the list of Missouri State Agency Databases.


logo for ATF publications View the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Publications Library with publications concerning the regulated industries as well as documents to inform the general public. 


The COPS Office Resource Center publishes materials for law enforcement and community stakeholders to use in collaboratively addressing crime and disorder challenges. 

Maps and Data

Our Social Explorer database is available to help DPS employees create maps and reports featuring Census data.


More Library Resources

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Our ReferenceUSA database provides the ability to look up millions of businesses and consumers.

  • Business lists can be produced using criteria such as industry type, number of employees, geographic location, and executive gender and ethnicity.
  • U.S. White Pages can look up millions of consumers, lifestyles, and homeowners.


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The Missouri State Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program, administered by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) in Washington, DC. The Missouri State Library provides access to federal government resources and assistance in finding federal government information on our Federal Government Information Guide