You may be able to tell from the number of blog posts (3 so far, this will be the 4th!), but we librarians LOVE CultureGrams.
As state reports and country reports come up, CultureGrams is a must-use resource. You will need your library card number to log in. Click on States Edition or World Edition. The database has info on history, people, customs, life in general, geography, and government among many other topics. You can even print out the state or country flag and get recipes! It also tells you how to cite CultureGrams as a resource.
This is a MUST USE resource for state and country reports in addition to the books you can get from the library.