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About NCpedia

NCpedia highlights North Carolina's unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate and inform. It is coordinated and managed by the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Many articles are reprinted from other sources with permission. Please note the copyright date of individual articles, as the dates span several decades. Citations for additional resources are provided to link to other sources, and in some cases, newer information on topics. NCpedia readers are invited to submit links or citations for additional resources in the comments below articles. New articles submitted to NCpedia must include source citations.

In some cases, two or more articles on the same topic are included in NCpedia. These articles may contain slightly different information or be targeted toward different audiences. Articles reprinted from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, for instance, were initially written for students in grades 4-12.

Articles are included from:

Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (University of North Carolina Press). Copyright 1979 - 1996.
Encyclopedia of North Carolina (University of North Carolina Press). Copyright 2006.
NC WINS (North Carolina Wildlife Information Network Share). Dates vary.
Research Branch (NC Office of Archives & History). Dates vary.
Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine (NC Museum of History). Dates vary.
UNC Chapel Hill Libraries. Dates vary.

Learn more: History of NCpedia, Promote NCpedia

Awards

NCpedia received the 2011 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services.

Reviews

Jason Smith, "One Thing Leads to Another," Our State Magazine, June 2013, 126-141. Reviews the University of North Carolina Press's Encyclopedia of North Carolina and NCpedia.org.

The April 2013 Choice Reviews Online (CRO3), a subscription-based publication from the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries, lists NCpedia as a "highly recommended" Internet resource in a review written by C. D. Vidas from the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Overview

The NCpedia project is coordinated and managed by the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Additional partnerships are being formed to add more content, images and media about North Carolina to this expanding resource. If you are interested in partnering with us, please send an email to the .

NCpedia's Expansion project to provide content from the University of North Carolina Press's Encyclopedia of North Carolina and Dictionary of North Carolina Biography is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Technical partners

Hosting and support are provided by NC LIVE.

Content partners

Significant content contributions have been provided by staff at the following institutions.

North Carolina Atlas Revisited, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.

North Carolina Museum of History

NC WINS (NC Wildlife Information Network Shares), includes: North Carolina WIldlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Aquariums, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University.

Research Branch, North Carolina Office of Archives and History

State Archives, North Carolina Office of Archives and History

University of North Carolina Press.

Please visit our list of authors.

Image Contributors

Image contributors include, but are not limited to:

Flickr members. <Learn more>

State Archives of North Carolina, Non-Textual Materials.

University of North Carolina Press, Encyclopedia of North Carolina.

Audio Contributors

State Library of North Carolina's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. <Entries with audio>

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