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Career Resources

Jobs.mo.gov is the web portal for information and on-line services provided by the Division of Workforce Development (DWD), a division of the Department of Economic Development (DED). 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Job and Salary Information
Criminal Justice Resources
Crime Scene Investigation

Criminology & Criminal Justice Links

Provided by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Missouri Department of Corrections
A forensic science degree guide
National Criminal Justice Reference Center
U.S. Department of Justice
Documentary Heaven
Education Resources
Personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and others.
University and College Directory - CampusExplorer.com
Provides free, easy-to-use tools, expert advice, and objective information. Available 24/7 to help match you with the right program at the right school, organize and track your applications, and determine your ideal tuition options
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
This site has publications, school data, news, programs and services, educational initiatives, and personnel information for K-12.

U.S. Department of Education

Government Resources
Collection of Historic Decisions
Search by topic from this database of 600 historic decisions.

Congressional Record 

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.

Government Printing Office (GPO) Federal Digital System
Recent U. S. Supreme Court Decisions
Decisions from 1990 - to the present are indexed by topic and searchable by keyword.
Supreme Court of the United States
Official site of the U.S. Supreme Court. View oral arguments and Supreme Court opinions.

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
Full text of public laws from 1989 (101st Congress) to the present. Full text of House and Senate bills from the 101st (1989-90) to the current Congress, searchable by keyword or bill number. Also contains the full-text of the Congressional Record, a daily record of the proceedings of Congress. Congressional Record coverage begins with the 101st Congress (1989). Includes Congressional roll call votes from 1989 to the present.

U. S. Code
Search federal laws by keyword.
U. S. Courts
Provides links to all types of federal courts: the U. S. Supreme Court, U. S. Courts of Appeals, U. S. District Courts and U. S. Bankruptcy Courts.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
White House
Includes press briefings, speeches, executive orders, audio access to the President's weekly radio broadcasts, and a cybertour of the building.
History Resources
Internet History Sourcebook Project
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly for educational use.

Library of Congress American Memory Collection

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

National Jukebox

National Jukebox offers free online access to a vast selection of music and spoken-word recordings produced in the U.S. between the years 1901 and 1925. The website offers over 10,000 rare historic sound recordings.

Project Gutenberg

The first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

Yale Avalon Project Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Provides digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Media Resources

Berkley's Media Resources Center: Online Media Collections

This database includes both video materials accessible by the general public, and videos licensed for access by current University of California, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff only (CalNet authentication required). Audio recordings in the collection are accessible by all users.

Medical Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.

Medline: Pub Med and Internet Grateful Med
A product of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It offers searching in MEDLINE, and 10 other MEDLARS databases.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Describes symptoms, common clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and virtually all the disorders that a general internist might encounter.  Current therapy is presented for each disorder.

Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition

Written for patients, their families, and all non-health care professionals interested in learning more about illnesses, their diagnosis, and their treatment.

WebMD® Corporation provides a range of information, transaction and technology solutions that help consumers, physicians, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.

Missouri Resources

Missouri Archives
The State Archives serves as the repository for state records of permanent historical value. Provides information and fast facts on Missouri history.

Missouri Code of State Regulations
Missouri Genealogy
Missouri History Museum
The Missouri Historical Society seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems
Missouri House of Representatives
Current Legislation, Members of the House, Committees of the House, Statutes and Constitution, Past Legislation, General Information about the House, Speeches, Public Information, House Staff Information, Lobbyist Information, Employment Opportunities, Other Sites of Interest.
Missouri Online Genealogy Records
Missouri Register
A publication from the office of Missouri's Secretary of State.
MO.gov - Official Missouri State Website
Missouri Digital Heritage
Highlights Missouri's cultural heritage by presenting digital collections and exhibits.
Personal Finances Resources
For Americans aged 50 and over, AARP provides advice on retirement planning, dealing with the economic crisis, Social Security concerns, investments, etc.
Center for Responsible Lending
CRL is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to protect homeownership and family wealth by fighting predatory lending practices. Their focus is on consumer lending: primarily mortgages, payday loans, credit cards, bank overdrafts and auto loans.
The Dollar Stretcher
From smart money moves to make after the recent federal interest rate cut to recession-proofing your family, up-to-date tips for “living better for less.”
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
“Quick Links for Consumers and Communities” features news on bank closings and information on real estate and housing, as well as banking tools and resources.
FINRA: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA provides regulatory oversight for U.S. securities firms. Individual investors can use the site's helpful articles and calculators for evaluating investment options.
Internal Revenue Service
Besides tips for end-of-year tax planning and downloadable tax forms, the site offers information on lien relief for financially distressed homeowners.
The Living Trust Network
Rich repository of estate planning information includes an attorney directory, Q&As with lawyers, community forums, and a newsletter.
This site of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission disseminates financial information from 20 federal agencies, including tips on avoiding foreclosure rescue scams, dealing with creditors if you've lost your job, and more. 
A computational knowledge engine: it generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links.
A definitve source for comprehensive descriptive, critical, and discographic information for all genres and styles of music with a similarly diverse audience covering fans and professionals.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Guide to grammar and writing:  clauses, phrases, sentence fragments, capitalization, subject-verb agreement, rules for comma usage, spelling, plague words and phrases, abbreviations, sentence fragments, and other basics.  Quizzes, Ask a Grammar Question, Grammarlogs Archive, Handouts, Pop-Up Lexicon.
Grammar Slammer Deluxe
The help file that goes beyond a grammar checker; quick and to the point with a "common mistakes" feature and a letter writing section.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A writing lab that includes handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation; contains a section for ESL.
Grammar Bytes
This site includes definitions, exercises, handouts, as well as tips and rules
Guide to Grammar and Style
This guide is a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.  Includes many great links.