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

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.

Finding Children: Apprentice and Related Records, 1716-1900 
Resources for finding children in North Carolina records

Genealogical Indexes and Abstracts of Newspapers
Resources for finding indexes to genealogical information in contemporary and historical newspapers.

Genealogy/Family History Videos
A series of videos about the Genealogy and Family History.

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

North Carolina Vital Records
Vital records are crucial in research, especially for documenting family histories and proving links in genealogy.

Researching African American Ancestors
A beginner's guide to starting your African American family history research.

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

Tracing Your Immigrant Roots
Tools and strategies for researching your immigrant ancestors in North Carolina.

The U.S. Census
A guide to using the U.S. Census for research.

Virtual Family History Fair 2017 Videos
Presentations from the 2017 NC Virtual Family History Fair, focusing on local collections and resources for local and family history research.

North Carolina Legislative History 
A guide to understanding North Carolina legislative history.

North Carolina's Military History 
A guide outlining the impact North Carolina has made on United States military history.

North Carolina Freedom Park 
This guide is designed to provide information about the creation of the Freedom Park and its board members, an overview of African Americans' history in North Carolina, and the themes of freedom as they relate to education, business and law, and culture.

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

Getting to Primary Sources
Tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using primary resources in the classroom.

Digital Preservation Videos
A series of videos about Digital Preservation.

Finding Reliable Information Sources
A guide to finding reliable sources and evaluating the information they provide

Government and Heritage Library Academy
An online learning tool with tutorials about a variety of subjects.

My N.C. from A to Z Companion Guide
A collection of links to online and print resources relating to topics explored in the book 'My N.C. from A to Z' by Michelle Lanier.

North Carolina Digital Collections Videos
A series of videos about the North Carolina Digital Collections.

State Employees Research Guide
A one-stop guide for state employees that contains resources covering history, science, health, technology, and legislative and law topics, as well as historical and current newspaper databases.

Financial Publications of North Carolina
Several North Carolina state agencies perform budget and financial management functions for state government.  These financial reports ensure the transparency of the state's finances.

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.

North Carolina Department of Transportation
Publications and reports from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

North Carolina Legislative Publications
A guide to important North Carolina legislative publications and information.

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 Literary Trails 
This guide explores some of the authors mentioned in the Literary Trails of North Carolina Guidebooks by Georgann Eubanks and explores how they connect to various North Carolina locations.

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

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

Women in North Carolina   
A guide celebrating the contributions women have made and continue to make to North Carolina and the United States.