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Topic Guides

Topic Guides highlight resources on topics such as Business and Economics, Education, Land Use and Planning, Law Enforcement, and the Environment by offering questions that the resources provided in each topic guide will answer.

Topic Guides can be further broken down into sub-categories that contain more specific resources.
Some Topic Guides link to other websites with more detailed information and resources on a topic. The links will direct you to other resources, which will open up a new tab or browser window or ask you to download the resource if it is a downloadable file.

User Guides

User guides are a way of helping out researchers with information that may not necessarily be research about Kansas City, but will help build stronger communities by enabling researchers to achieve specific goals.
KCResearch includes User Guides with access to information for grant seekers, new entrepreneurs, teachers, and students looking for scholarships.

Site Help

The Site Help provides detailed tips for how to most effectively use KCResearch.It includes assistance for searching, viewing results, downloading resources, commenting, and using different tools available on the site.

Institutional Guide

The Institutional Guide will show you a comprehensive list of many crucial institutions that have contributed items to KCResearch. It is divided into three helpful sections to find out more about some of the organizations, universities, nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies where KCResearch resources come from. Additionally, it will help direct you to resources they have sponsored or authored in the repository.

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KCResearch ® is the authoritative and unbiased source for all types of research about the Kansas City area as well as studies and reports done by Kansas City researchers. KCResearch also provides tools to inform users on current topics in research and facilitate conversation and collaboration between community members, whether they're professional researchers, entrepreneurs, students, or members of the general population.