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Destination Analysis
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Tourism/Transportation Information

Travel and Tourism Sites for U. S. States and Territories (from USA.gov)

Frommer's (scroll down until you see States, Provinces and Territories in USA)

Fodor's USA (Although you can search by state, most of the information is at the city level.)

Rand McNally

AAA Trip Tik® Travel Planner

Midwest Living Travel

50states.com

 

Background/Historical Information

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States print source
Located in the reference section on Floor 2 (REF E156 .W67 2001).  It includes information about the topography, climate, population and ethnic groups, transportation and history of each state.

State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historcal Guide print source
Located in the reference section on Floor 2 (REF  E155 .S44 2002).

State Archives
Links to the various state archives.  Some state archives have more online information than others.

Info Please: The Fifty States

 

Demographic Information (Census Data)

American Factfinder is the online tool from the Census Bureau to search for a variety of data for all geographic levels.

Select the State & County Quick Facts link for current estimates for your state.

Select the Ranking Tables option to view states ranked into selected demographic, social and economic characteristics.

Search the Data Sets option to retrieve detailed statistics from your state. [Select "State" under Geographic Type option]

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book located on floor 2 at reference desk, REF. C 3.134/5:2010  Print source 

 

Geographic/Topographic Information

The maps produced by DeLorme should prove among the most useful.  Using the Milner Catalog, perform an advanced search using the term "DeLorme" and the name of your state.  In addition to geographic information, gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives. Categories vary by state

nationalatlas.gov
"Zoom" into the state you have selected.  You can then specify different criteria and "Redraw" your map.  Categories include geology and transportation.

Outline Maps on File Print source 
Located in the Reference section on Floor 2 (REF G1046.A1 F3 2002). Includes loose-leaf reproducible "outline" maps of each state.

SimplyMap
SimplyMap enables non-technical users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data (Nielsen, Simmons, MRI and EASI). Although not required in order to use SimpleMap, a personal account is necessary to save your work.

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