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Nevada: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Nevada at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Nevada obtained statehood on October 31, 1864, and Carson City was chosen as the capital. Nevada is considered the 7th largest state of the United States and it is positioned in a colossal area that consist of grasslands and barren land. Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada, was founded on May 15, 1905. Las Vegas is a popular entertainment city because of its casinos, cocktail lounges, and all night entertainment areas.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Nevada such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Nevada and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.