State Government (U.S.)
News & Analysis
Bimonthly magazine published by the Council of State Governments. Each issue has an in-depth hot topic. (Free Resource)
Authoritative news and analysis on state and local government. (Free Resource)
News Room - National Governors Association
News releases from the National Governors Association. (Free Resource)
Nonpartisan online news site reporting on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics. (Free Resource)
Articles & Working Papers
Full-text access back to 1995. This journal covers information technology's role in state and local governments. (Free Resource)
LexisNexis State Capital
Provides access to the legislation and administrative law of all 50 states.
State & Local Government Review JK2403 .S684
A peer-reviewed journal that is published three times/year. A forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners and academics on state and local government politics, policy, and management.
Taubman Center for State and Local Government Publications
The Center produces publications addressing state and local governance and intergovernmental relations. (Free Resource)
Council of State Governments
The Council of State Governments serves all three branches of state government. Fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. (Free Resource)
National Conference of State Legislatures
"NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues." (Free Resource)
National Governors Association
This bipartisan organization focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues ranging from education and health to technology and the environment. (Free Resource)
Book of the States REF JK2403.B6
Includes data on state demographics, elections, and annual salaries for selected state officials.
CQ Press State Stats
Comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education. Easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years.
LexisNexis Statistical Insight
indexes the statistical content of selected United States government publications, state government publications, and international governmental publications.
A bibliography including the most recent statistical abstracts for states published since 2000, plus those that will be issued in late 2010. (Free Resource)
State and County Quick Facts (U.S. Census Bureau)
This website provides brief demographic and economic data for counties and for some metropolitan areas in the U.S. (Free Resource)
A statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. (Free Resource)
Statistics at the State and Local Levels
List of statistics sources from USA.gov. (Free Resource)
Massachusetts Political Almanac REF JK3130.A6
State Agency Databases
Created in 2007 by ALA, this site is maintained and updated by librarians. Includes a curated collection of all state agency web sites including grey literature sites.(Free Resource)
State Blue Books
Links to state government directories and web sites. (Free Resource)
State Government from USA.gov
A Directory of State government web sites. (Free Resource)
State Yellowbook REF JK2403.S77
"Who's who in the executive and legislative branches of the 50 states."