Link to form
You will find most of the information you need in ABC-CLIO: United States Geography.
There are a few things you won't find there though.
Other helpful resources include:
US Census - Demographic profile by state See these screenshots for instructions.
Now find your state's major newspapers at 50 States. com. You can search PowerSearch publications for some of those newspapers if they charge for article access. See slides below.
This is actually a pretty cool hotlinks resource (visually, it could use improvement) - links to legislative portals for every state in the union.
Please refer to your NCHS planner for user name and password information (must log in to GApps - @ncps-k12.org - to access this document online).
NewsStand is helpful, because you can filter your search results by location
You can do a location search in Newsstand. It's a Gale database, so there is an app for that. All app tutorials are in the left sidebar.
Use the advanced search field and do a location search for your state. See below
Other helpful databases:
- Roper iPoll - Public opinion survey
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context - two sides of controversial issues
- Global Issues in Context - International affairs
- NewsStand (App for this too! - Access my Library) - see above
- National Newspapers - only 5 major national newspapers - won't help you better usderstand your state's take on major issues as well as local publications.
Citing Roper iPoll (crowdsourcing a response from the Twittersphere, but use this for now):
University of Maryland. Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)/Knowledge Networks. "Americans on Iraq & the UN Inspections [USUMARY.022103.R37]." iPoll Databank. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, 2003. Web. 10 Dec. 2012.