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World Book Kids Database
Type the name of your state, then hit "Return." Then click on the blue name of the state in the World Book database to access a reliable overview. Try the "Quick Facts" link!
Explore these websites for more information on your state or province!
Stately Knowledge: Internet Public Library
This is a wonderful resource. These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here — and more! Make sure you also click on "Encyclopedias & Almanacs" and "State Links."
Quick Facts - Learn About Your State: Ben's Guide
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government is the perfect place to go if you are looking for interesting facts about your state. The site lists all of the most important details about the state, including things such as the capital city, date they became a state, origin of their name, size, nickname, flag, state motto, and state symbols like the bird, flower, tree, and song.
The 50 States: Youth First
Click on your state, then look at the "Quick Facts" and other links to the left. You may also want to check out the state's "Homepage for Students" link below the information in the "Quick Facts" section.
State Travel & Tourism Offices
Tourism bureaus are great sources of information on your state. Just click the link for your location!
US States: Enchanted Learning
Facts, map and state symbols for the 50 states, with links to related quizzes and printouts.
States & Capitols: 50States.com
Click the state you're interested in for quick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information!
Scholastic Atlas of the United States by
Call Number: REF 912.73 RUB
The Scholastic Atlas of the United States is an essential resource that offers children a large, detailed, full-color map of each of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia. Each map illustrates the major features of that state, including major cities, state capital, interstate highways, lakes, rivers, marshlands, forests, mountain systems, national parks, refuges, and Native American reservations. Vital statistics are listed below the map. Young researchers can discover their state's flower, tree, area, date of statehood, motto, population, and more. Next to each map is an information page that describes those things that give each state its own character. The meaning and origin of each state's name as well as fascinating information about each state's people, way of life, and major industries are presented through photographs, graphics, and a brief essay. Helpful appendices include maps of Atlantic possessions, Pacific possessions, U.S. population density, major U.S. river systems, U.S. geographic regions, and U.S. territorial expansion. An index is also included.
Type in your topic and the click on the appropriate access point.
The following is a small sample of the books we have available on U.S. states. Search in catalog or talk to Ms. O'Kane to locate additional titles!
Rhode Island by
Call Number: 974.5 SEV
This state series is designed for elementary students' first study of the United States. Each volume is a colorful, comprehensive portrait that features state facts and symbols and uses clear, vivid text to describe the history, people, land, economy, and government of each state. Young readers will enjoy the "fun facts" sprinkled throughout the text and the chapter on "things to see and do." Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, and numerous maps and charts.
Southern New England by
Call Number: 974 AYL
* Contains factual information about each U.S. state, territory, & possession * Great for study or travel guides * Provides quick reference on the history, geography, & population of each state * Fully illustrated with color photographs & maps