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North Carolina Government Documents

A portal to the many documents and research guides available from the Government and Heritage Library at the North Carolina State Library

Commonly Referenced Titles

Crime in North Carolina (1995 - current) provides statistical data about crimes that have been reported in NC.

NC Agricultural Statistics (1928 - current) provides information on crops, weather and livestock.

NC Court of Appeals Reports (1968 - 2014) are the official decisions of the NC Court of Appeals.

NC House and Senate Journals (1822 - current) document the daily affairs of the NC House and Senate.

NC Vital Statistics (1914 - current) provide statistical data for births, deaths, marriages and divorces that happen in NC. 

North Carolina Manual (1874 - 2012) was created by the Office of the Secretary of State and serves as a historical reference for the government and politics of NC.

North Carolina Reports (1778 - 2016) are the official decisions of the NC Supreme Court. They also contain biographies of some of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

Session Laws of NC (1777 - current) are the bills and resolutions passed by the General Assembly.

Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in NC (1997 - 2015) provides statistical data about higher education in NC. 

Useful Research Guides

Agriculture in North Carolina 

A guide to resources about the agricultural industry.


Data Resources Guide 

Statistics and links to relative agencies about a variety of subjects such as crime, environment, demographics, transportation, poverty, economics, housing, technology and much more.


History of African American Education in North Carolina 

Includes biographies, histories, images, government reports and other useful resources for researching this topic.


North Carolina Legislative History Research 

In addition to providing a list of valuable resources, this guide explains types of laws, the legislative process and steps for researching legislative history in NC. 


North Carolina State Budget 

Information on current and past budgets