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State Blue Books and Encyclopedias: Home

A listing of state informational resources often known as "State Blue Books"

Introduction

Welcome to the State and Local Documents Task Force (SLDTF) guide for State Blue Books and State Encyclopedias. According to Wikipedia Blue book or Bluebook is a term often referring to an almanac or other compilation of statistics and information. The term dates back to the 15th century, when large blue velvet-covered books were used for record-keeping by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Information for each state includes the following: State, "Blue Book" Title, URL (If available), and Notes (if any). This list was originally created by Daniel Cornwall and hosted at Bradley University by Denise Johnson. It was moved to SLDTF as a valuable project for the committee and for GODORT. In April 2015, the project was expanded to include State Encyclopedias, regardless of source. Another parallel project of note is the State Agency Databases Project.

Not all states have a "Blue Book" or State Encyclopedia, In these cases efforts have been made to direct users to resources that contain at least some of the information available from a "Blue Book."

If you have a correction or suggestion for this guide, please use the "Email me" link to contact me.

State Blue Books and Encyclopedias

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas does not have a formal Blue Book.

California

Colorado

The Colorado Blue Book is focused on state election information.

Connecticut

Delaware

Delaware does not have a formal Blue Book

Florida

Florida does not have a formal Blue Book.

Georgia

Hawaii

Hawaii does not have a formal Blue Book.

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana does not have a formal Blue Book

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maine does not have a formal Blue Book.

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Montana does not have a formal Blue Book.

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey does not have a formal Blue Book.

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington does not appear to have a formal Blue Book.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Free Internet Sites Containing State Information

Acknowledgement

The 2007 version of this page was heavily indebted to information provided by Jennifer Manning, Congressional Research Service.