State   Encyclopedias

A number of states, through humanities councils, historical societies or university centers, have produced free access state-focused encyclopedias. Most focus on state history, culture and geography; others are crafted around one or two of these. The following two lists include developed free-access sites, and those in the beginning stages of development (projects). I have excluded several which are simply services for sale.


State Enyclopedias

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
http://www.ctheritage.org/

Delaware History Explorer Online Encyclopedia
http://www.hsd.org/DHE/DHE_welcome.htm

Floripedia: A Florida Encyclopedia (not comprehensive, older articles)
http://fcit.usf.edu/FLORIDA/docs/docs.htm

New Georgia Encyclopedia
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/

Encyclopedia Louisiana™
http://enlou.com/

Missouri: History, Culture, Geography
http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=umlib;cc=umlib;tpl=home.tpl

ONLINE NEVADA ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://www.onlinenevada.org/

North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online
http://www.ncecho.org/

North Carolina Encyclopedia
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/cover.htm

Ohio History Central
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/index.php

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/

The Handbook of Texas Online
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/

Utah History Encyclopedia
http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/

The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History (HistoryLink.org)
http://www.historylink.org/



State Enyclopedia Projects


Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/

California Online Encyclopedia
http://calpedia.sfsu.edu/

Minnesota Place Names - A Geographical Encyclopedia
http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/

Mississippi Encyclopedia
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/ms_encyclopedia/

Oregon Encyclopedia Project
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/

South Carolina Encyclopedia
http://www.scencyclopedia.org/

Encyclopedia Virginia
http://www.virginiafoundation.org/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.html

West Virginia Encyclopedia
http://www.wvhumanities.org/encyclop.htm