Research Guides

Research Guides for Missouri Research

Get started researching Missouri’s cultural, political, and genealogical heritage. Organized by topic, the guides listed below will help you find resources focused on a specific subject. In addition to helping you investigate a topic with links to newspapers, photographs, letters, diaries, publications, oral histories, and other reference resources, each guide includes a brief history of the subject and its ties to the Show-Me State.

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Business and Industry Research Guides

Browse research guides related to businesses and industries in Missouri below.

Agriculture
Architecture
Business
Engineering
Labor
Mining
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Culture Research Guides

Browse research guides related to cultural aspects of life in Missouri below.

Folklore
Frontier and
Pioneer Life
Language
Literature
Music
Performing and
Visual Arts
Science,
Technology, and
Medicine
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Environment Research Guide

Browse research guides related to environment, conservation, geography, maps and wildlife in Missouri below.

Environment,
Conservation, and
Wildlife
Geography and
Maps
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Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Research Guides

Browse research guides related to ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual orientation below.

African American
Experience
German American
Experience
Immigrant Experience
Jewish American
Experience
LGBTQ Experience
Native American
Experience
Women's
Experience
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Genealogy and Family History Research Guide

Researchers will find a wide variety of published and unpublished sources to help discover more about their family history.

Genealogy
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Government & Law Research Guides

Researchers will find a wide variety of sources to help discover more information about Missouri's legal and political history.

Government
Law & Judiciary
Politicians
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Media Research Guides

Researchers will find a variety of collections concerning mass communications and media fields.

Media
National Women
in Media
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Military Research Guides

Browse research guides for military, Missouri militas, and the impact of military conflicts on Missourians below.

American Civil War
Korean War
Missouri Militia and
National Guard
Vietnam War
World War I
World War II
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Society Research Guides

Browse research guides related to societal aspects of life in Missouri below.

Civic Affairs
& Leaders
Education
Peace & Pacifism
Religion
Recreation and
Sports
Social and
Fraternal
Organizations
Women's
Societies
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Transportation Research Guides

Browse research guides for transportation, air transportation, railroads, and general travel.

Railroads
Transportation
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