Research: Guides

Resource guides created by Government and Heritage Library staff to help you through the research process. New guides will be added and existing guides will be updated periodically.

Government and Heritage Library Guides

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Agriculture in North Carolina
Print and digital resources, including state documents, on North Carolina's agricultural industry.

Data and Statistics

Data Resources
Information on state and federal statistics and data. The State Library of North Carolina is a coordinating agency of the State of North Carolina Data Center.


Beginning Genealogy Resources
Print and online resources useful for beginning genealogical and family history research.

North Carolina Land Records through 1783
Information on the different types of land records in North Carolina through the Revolutionary War.

Tax Records in North Carolina
Information on tax records in North Carolina during the 1700s-1800s.


History of African American Education in North Carolina
Resources for learning about and researching the history of African American Education in North Carolina. 


North Carolina's Hispanic Heritage
Guide celebrating the contributions Hispanics have made and continue to make to North Carolina.

Legislative History

North Carolina Legislative History

A guide to understanding North Carolina legislative history.

North Carolina

A guide to North Carolina resources & services in the NC Government & Heritage Library and at institutions around the state.

North Carolina State Government Publications

North Carolina State Budget
A guide to the North Carolina State Budget, including publications available to help citizens understand it.

North Carolina Court Reports
All published opinions, and more, from the two highest courts in North Carolina, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

State Publications about African Americans in North Carolina
Information about African Americans in the North Carolina State Government Publications collection.