That paper on Tennessee is due tomorrow and you haven't started it yet.
If the local library has locked its doors, log on and start learning.
Encyclopedias and Almanacs
At the library, your first stop for general information would probably be the encyclopedia shelf. Online encyclopedias
can also be helpful. At Britannica.com,
a search for Maryland brings up state history, flags, maps and images.
are two others to try.
The following sites are also packed with state information:
Offers a comprehensive history of each state. The site was developed by
governors' offices, state departments of tourism
and departments of economic and community development. You'll also find
state geography, links and trivia. (Did you know that the oldest carousel in
the United States is located in the resort town of Watch Hill, Rhode Island?)
The Internet Public Library provides an almanac of state information,
including a comparative size and population chart.
This almanac of state knowledge provides interesting and often
obscure information, from the highest point to the state song.
The best source for statistics is the Census Bureau,
a government agency that surveys the population every 10 years. The
which allows you to search by state or community, breaks down Census data by factors like
population and age.
Wondering what you can see and do in Arkansas or Illinois? Travel guides
provide general information on attractions and events in select cities and