Need to know the capital of New Jersey? The senators from Hawaii? Or famous people from Oregon? Dig into the sites below to find the answers to those questions and more!
If you just need the basic facts about a state, visit State Facts for Students. Here you can find state population, capitals, area, and symbols.
To dig a little deeper, go to U.S. States from National Geographic Kids, which also lists geography, wildlife, history, and other fascinating facts for each state.
Fact Monster's The Fifty States is similar; it also includes short sections on the economy and tourist attractions of each state. Don't miss the links on the first page of this site, which allow you to compare states in a variety of ways and play games or take quizzes to test your knowledge.
Want to find the official website for each state? Find a list of those at the State Government page of USA.gov.
To find articles about a state's history, visit Explore the States. Here you can also find stories about local events and customs.
If you are trying to learn the names of all 50 states, try watching Fifty States That Rhyme, which uses them in a song. Or, if you need to learn the state capitals, watch the States and Capitals Song video.
Finally, if you need a map of a state, visit the National Atlas's list of state maps. You can find several different types of maps for each state; you can either view them online or download a map as a PDF.
Didn't find what you need here? Contact a librarian if you need more help with your research.