This guide offers basic information about each state (taken from the World Almanac and the Census Bureau) and links to pages developed by libraries and other organizations with detailed access to state government web sites. Some specialized types of pages (e.g., "Legal Resources") are so indicated. State online encyclopedias or handbooks are included, where available.
Note that some of the resources listed on these libraries' pages might not be freely available to users outside of the institutions.
Click on a state in the map below or refer to the appropriate alphabetical tab.
Thanks to the nice folks at GPO for sharing the coding for the clickable map above. The maps in the individual state boxes were adapted from those at 50states.com. (This site also includes a wealth of factual information for each state.)
When you need information on all the states in a single listing:
The Census Bureau's Census of Governments surveys report on the finances and employment of federal, state, and local governments, including data on pensions and taxes.
Here are some major links to their data on states:
This guide was originally developed by retired librarian Kathy Amen.