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New York State: General Info

Useful resources about the Empire State.

What's in the Guide

 Welcome to the New York State Guide. Use the tabs to  navigate through the pages of this brief guide.

 Find Articles - search for articles in journals related to the  state, or read local newspapers.

 Books & eBooks - use online encyclopedias, dictionaries  and other reference works, or search the CUNY library  catalog.

 History - sites focusing on documents, primary sources, and historical information.

 Government Resources  - links to the state constitution, laws and other documents.

The New York State Flag:   Emblazoned on a dark blue field is the state coat of arms. The goddess Liberty, representing fredom, holds a pole with a Liberty cap on top. Liberty stands for freedom. At her feet is a discarded crown, representing freedom from England at the end of the Revolutionary War. On the right is the goddess Justice, wearing a blindfold and holding the scales of justice. The scales represent equal treatment under the law. The state motto "Excelsior" on a white ribbon expresses the idea of reaching upward toward higher goals. On the shield a sun rises over the Hudson highlands and ships sail the Hudson River. Above the shield is an eagle resting on a globe representing the Western Hemisphere.

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Counties of New York