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Alabama

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General

Alabama Fact Finder -  http://census.cba.ua.edu/
Population, housing, economic, and social data from the latest Census in easy drop down menu tables.  Data can be sorted by state, counties, cities, or Census tracts.
Alabama.gov -  http://www.alabama.gov/
The official website of Alabama divided into sections on government services, travel and tourism, directories, and online services. Searchable databases.
Alabama Information Directory -  http://www.alabamainfo.com/
Search the database, or browse by category: general, business, education, government, history, tourism, weather, cities, and media.
Encyclopedia of Alabama http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Home.jsp
A free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment.
Unforgettable Alabama -  http://www.50states.com/alabama.htm
Quick facts and links to interesting Alabama information.

Atlases & Maps

1910 Map of Alabama -  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/usa/hammonds1910/alabama.jpg
From the RootsWeb U.S. Digital Library.
Alabama Color Landform Atlas -  http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/al_0.html
From Color Landform Atlas of the United States, this includes a satellite map, and other maps of Alabama.
Alabama Maps -  http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/
From the University of Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory, which has been creating computer generated maps since the early 1990's and is now making them freely available on the Internet.

Education

Alabama College System (Two-Year Institutions) -  http://www.acs.cc.al.us
Includes links to 2-year colleges, statistics, adult education resources, and more.
Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) -  http://www.ache.state.al.us
The state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama.
Alabama Education Association -  http://www.myaea.org/
A resource for educators this site has career information, an education issues area, member surveys, and legislative highlights (for AEA members only).
State Department of Education -  http://www.alsde.edu/html/
The official state Department of Education Web site with full-text reports by school, legislative tracking, news, program areas, and more.
STARS -  http://stars.troyst.edu/
State of Alabama AGSC (Articulation & General Studies Committee) Transfer Guide.

Colleges and Universities
Alabama A & M University -  http://www.aamu.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Athens State University -  http://www.athens.edu/
Auburn University -  http://www.auburn.edu/
Auburn University at Montgomery -  http://www.aum.edu/
Bethany Bible College and Theological Seminary -  http://www.bethanybc.edu/
Birmingham-Southern College -  http://www.bsc.edu/
Faulkner University -  http://www.faulkner.edu/
Huntingdon College -  http://www.huntingdon.edu/
Jacksonville State University -  http://www.jsu.edu/
Judson College -  http://www.judson.edu/
Marion Military Institute -  http://www.marionmilitary.edu
Oakwood University -  http://www.oakwood.edu/
Samford University -  http://www.samford.edu/
Southern Christian University -  http://www.southernchristian.edu/
Spring Hill College -  http://www.shc.edu/
Stillman College -  http://www.stillman.edu/
Talledega College -  http://www.talladega.edu/
Troy University -  http://www.troy.edu/
Troy University at Dothan -  http://dothan.troy.edu/
Troy University at Montgomery -  http://montgomery.troy.edu/
Troy University at Phenix City -  http://phenix.troy.edu/
Tuskegee University -  http://www.tuskegee.edu/
University of Alabama -  http://www.ua.edu/
University of Alabama Birmingham -  http://main.uab.edu/
University of Alabama in Huntsville -  http://www.uah.edu/
University of Mobile -  http://www.umobile.edu/
University of Montevallo -  http://www.montevallo.edu/
University of North Alabama -  http://www.una.edu/
University of South Alabama -  http://www.usouthal.edu/
University of West Alabama -  http://www.uwa.edu/

Government

Executive Branch
Alabama Governor -  http://www.governor.state.al.us/
Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) -  http://www.ache.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel -  http://touralabama.org/
Alabama Public Library Service (APLS)  http://statelibrary.alabama.gov/Content/Index.aspx
Alabama Supercomputer Authority -  http://www.asc.edu
Council on the Arts -  http://www.arts.state.al.us/
Department of Archives and History -  http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html
Department of Education -  http://www.alsde.edu
Department of Forensic Science -  http://www.adfs.state.al.us
Department of Public Safety -  http://dps.alabama.gov/Home/
Department of Revenue -  http://www.ador.state.al.us
Department of Transportation -  http://www.dot.state.al.us
Development Office -  http://www.ado.state.al.us
Game and Fish Division -  http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/
Medicaid -  http://www.medicaid.alabama.gov/
Public Health Department -  http://www.adph.org/
Rehabilitation Services -  http://www.rehab.state.al.us
Retirement Systems http://www.rsa-al.gov/
Secretary of State -  http://www.sos.state.al.us/
State Board of Nursing -  http://www.abn.state.al.us/
State Treasury -  http://www.treasury.state.al.us/

Judicial Branch
Alabama Judicial System Online -  http://www.judicial.state.al.us/
AlaLinc -  http://www.alalinc.net
Alabama Attorney General -  http://www.ago.state.al.us/
Alabama State Bar Association -  http://www.alabar.org

Legislative Branch
The Alabama Legislature -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/

The Legislative Process -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/legislativeprocess/legislativeprocess.html
Joint Rules of the Two Houses -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/jointrules/jointrulesindex.html
Alabama Legislative History -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/history/history.html
ALIS, The Alabama Legislative Information System -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ALISHome.html
The Alabama House of Representatives -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/house.html
The Alabama Senate -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senate.html
Alabama Legislature Web Links -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/links/links.html
The Alabama Legislature Website Map -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/sitemap/sitemap.html
Code of Alabama -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm
Visitor's Guide to the Alabama Legislature -  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/visitorsguide/visitorsguide.html

Directories
Alabama.gov: Alabama Government Directories http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?page=Government
Alabama State and Local Government: A Library of Congress Resource Page -  http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/al-gov.html

History

Alabama Department of Archives and History -  http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html
Access the online catalog of the collection or browse through the online resources for studying Alabama history (i.e., timelines, statistics, bios of famous Alabamians, etc.).
The Alabama Experience -  http://www.alabamatv.org/alex/
The web site companion to the The University of Alabama Center for Public Television & Radio documentary on Alabama history.  The page includes study guides, brief descriptions of each tape in the series, and ordering information.

The Alabama Historical Commission -  http://www.preserveala.org/
The official site of The Commission, whose mission is fostering an awareness of historical sites and facilitating preservation of them.

This Goodly Land  http://alabamaliterarymap.lib.ua.edu/
Access information about literary events and people from Alabama by clicking on the map or searching by county or author's last name.

News

Alabama Newspapers -  http://www.50states.com/news/alabama.htm
Links to the online newspapers in Alabama from 50 states.com .
Alabama Online -  http://www.al.com
Includes access to the online editions of the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and Mobile Register.

Alabama Public Television
 -  http://www.aptv.org
Television schedule, Alabama Programs with episode information, learning calendar, and more.
Anniston Star -  http://www.annistonstar.com/
The Birmingham News http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/
Decatur Daily -  http://www.decaturdaily.com 
Florence-Shoals Times Daily -  http://www.timesdaily.com
Huntsville Times -  http://www.htimes.com/
Mobile Register -  http://www.mobileregister.com
Montgomery Advertiser -  http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/
Virtual Times (Huntsville Edition) -  http://hsv.com

Tourism

Alabama -  http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AL/state.html
Historic districts and travel sites by county from the National Register of Historic Places.
Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel -  http://touralabama.org/
Alabama Festivals -  http://www.southfest.com/festival_list/alabama.html
Alabama Local Legacies -  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/legacies/AL/index.html
Historic places and events grouped by congressional district.  This site is part of the Library of Congress Local Legacies Project.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame (Tuscumbia) -  http://www.alamhof.org
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery) -  http://www.asf.net/
Alabama Theatre (Birmingham) -  http://www.alabamatheatre.com/
Animal House Zoological Park (Moulton) -  http://www.animalhouse.org/
Ave Maria Grotto (Cullman) -  http://www.avemariagrotto.com/
BirminghamOnline.com -  http://www.bhamonline.com/
Cullman County Museum -  http://www.cullmancountymuseum.com/
EarlyWorks Museum Complex (Huntsville) -  http://www.earlyworks.com/
Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden -  http://www.hsvbg.org/
Huntsville Museum of Art -  http://www.hsvmuseum.org/
North Alabama Railroad Museum (Huntsville) -  http://www.suncompsvc.com/narm/
Point Mallard Park (Decatur) -  http://www.pointmallardpark.com/
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail -  http://www.rtjgolf.com/
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Athens) -  http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/
U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville) -  http://www.spacecamp.com/
W.C. Handy Festival (Florence) -  www.wchandymusicfestival.org/