The 50 States of the U.S.A.
Including Colleges and Universities

Background Information

Reference materials are always a good place to start on your research on any topic to help you build background information

Other Reference Materials

Some reference books offer more specific information about the states. Check with your school or public library for availability of specific titles.

Non-fiction Books

Non-fiction history books focusing on the United States are usually in the 973-979 shelves. Check with your librarian to see if special sets of books about the states are shelved somewhere else. Here are some specific titles that might be useful.



Pamphlets and Brochures

You may contact a state's travel and tourism board for brochures, maps, guides, and other literature, often for free.

For college brochures and catalogs, look for links on college websites for “prospective students” or “admissions publications.”

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