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The Book of the States Archive
"Since 1933, The Council of State Governments has served as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance. Just two years after its founding, CSG published the first volume of The Book of the States. For 78 years, The Book of the States has remained a reference tool of choice, providing relevant, accurate and timely information about the states and territories." For years 1935-2009, please use this link instead and scroll down the page. Provided by The Council of State Governments.
Explore the States
Learn a little about each state. From
Factmonster: The Fifty States
Includes: ages, capital, economy, elected officials, famous natives, flags, forests, history, land, maps, mottos, parks, points of interest, population, statistics, symbols.
"Its purpose is to highlight North Carolina's unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform."
New York State: For Students
History, trivia, symbols, flag, and more. For more information, see the entire NYS information guide.
QuickFacts: State and County
"QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more." From the United States Census Bureau.
State Abstracts
"This bibliography includes the most recent statistical abstracts for states published since 2000, plus those that will be issued in late 2011.For some states, a near equivalent has been listed in substitution for, or in addition to, a statistical abstract. All sources contain statistical tables on a variety of subjects for the state as a whole, its component parts, or both. Internet sites also contain statistical data." From the U.S. Census Bureau.
State Government Information
Directory provided by the Library of Congress.
State policies, politics, and news by topic (budget, business, courts, crime, economy, education, elections, energy, environment, governors, health care, homeland security, politics, social policy, speeches, taxes, technology, transportation).
States: Government Information and Statistics
States Perform
"States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education." From the Council of State Governments (CSG).
U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedia
"Collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam." From The National Endowment for the Humanities.

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