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. This guide was last checked for broken links on January 21, 2023.
Arkansas does not have a formal Blue Book.
The Colorado Blue Book is focused on state election information.
Delaware does not have a formal Blue Book
Florida does not have a formal Blue Book.
Hawaii does not have a formal Blue Book.
Indiana does not have a formal Blue Book
Maine does not have a formal Blue Book.
Montana does not have a formal Blue Book.
New Jersey does not have a formal Blue Book.
Washington does not appear to have a formal Blue Book.
The 2007 version of this page was heavily indebted to information provided by Jennifer Manning, Congressional Research Service.