Explore NC Introduction

Each month the State Library of North Carolina celebrates a different topic related to North Carolina by highlighting links to online and print resources on one of the "ExploreNC" pages. These resources, suggested and vetted by library staff, come from reliable sources, including the State Library, the NC Department of Cultural Resources, other NC state government agencies, NC academic institutions, and the federal government. You'll also find suggested movies, music, and books on the right-hand sidebar of each page, as well as kid-friendly sites throughout. So, go ahead and explore North Carolina!

Know a great link related to this month’s topic? Suggest it here!

Explore an NC topic

Agriculture (May)

Arts & Craft (December)

Black History Month (February)

Emancipation Proclamation (January 2013, Special Edition)

Environment & Natural Resources (April)

Family History (October)

Government History (January)

Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology (August)

Hispanic Heritage (September)

Military History (July)

Native American Heritage (November)

Weather (June)

Women's History Month (March)

Topic Guides

In addition to the Explore NC topics, other guides and resources have been developed by staff based on current topics, requests from patrons, or frequently asked questions.

Data Resources Guide

Genealogical Indexes and Abstracts of Newspapers

Genealogical Slave Records

North Carolina Land Records through 1783

100 North Carolina icons: Resources. (These materials correlate to Our State Magazine's "100 North Carolina Icons.")