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


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Digital Resources from EBSCO

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Digital Resources from ProQuest

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ProQuest logoArticles, eBooks, theses, and more covering agricultural, behavioral, biological, environmental, and health sciences.

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Find journals and periodicals available through the Missouri State Library.

Find eBooks

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Search eBooks from EBSCO in many subject areas, available online in full-text.

Leadership : Perspectives From the Front Line (ebook) Building a winning culture in government : a blueprint for delivering success in the public sector Dare to lead : brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts

These titles and more are available from our Leadership Library Collection.

Maps and Data

Business Directory and White Pages

  • 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.

Missouri Bicentennial Guide

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Celebrating Missouri's 200th year of statehood in 2021, this Missouri Bicentennial guide highlights Missouri history, culture, attractions, and more!

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Useful Links

State Government Resources

covers of various Missouri government publicationsSearch or browse the digital collection of Missouri state government publications in Internet Archive. 

View General Assembly 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 Community & Social Services and Health, Medicine & Safety.


Budget & Appropriation Tracking

Federal Government Resources

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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

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Wayback Machine

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Take a stroll down memory lane with the WayBack Machine!

View snapshots of various Missouri government websites throughout time: 

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