So, when you need to find community information, you must first think about who or what organization would be interested enough or have jurisdiction over collecting that information.
The most efficient way to search for information about your community is to begin at your favorite search engine’s search box.
To get the best results:
For more information about Google search and operators, try: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en
Go to the Columbia Missouri website https://www.como.gov/ to find information about:
Go to the Boone County, Missouri website https://www.showmeboone.com/ to find information about:
Go to the State of Missouri website https://www.mo.gov to find information about:
Go to CaseNet, the Missouri judicial case (not municipal) database https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/ to find:
Are you trying to find your city council representative?
Are you interested in tax information?
Do you need to find a contact for a local business?
Do you want to find a physician, CPA or hairstylist in Columbia, MO?
Are you interested in discovering how the local public school district’s reading scores compare with other districts in the state?
Do you want to find information about your representative to the state legislature or Congress?
Research Guide to Columbia and Boone County Information from the Government Information Librarian, Marie Concannon.