The Kansas City Public Library

Browse By Topic

If you are not sure where to start in your research, the Browse by Topic feature is a great place to begin.

You may access it by clicking on the Browse by Topic link in the top navigation bar.

On the Browse by Topic page there is a left-hand navigation menu featuring the following categories in orange type:

  • Business and Economics
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Land Use and Urban Planning
  • Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Community Life
  • Demographics/Statistics

Underneath these orange categories are lists of topics in blue linked text. If you click on one of these, you will get a list of all the resources KCResearch has about that topic.

The list of resources may be narrowed down further by clicking on more blue hyperlinks on the left-hand navigation menu, called facets. The number in the parentheses after each hyperlink indicates the number of resources in KCResearch on that specific facet.

At any time you may eliminate a facet by clicking the blue minus in parentheses (-) next to the facet on the left-hand side, or the facet links listed under “Current Search” at the top of the page of search results.

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.