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Nicknamed the "The Natural State", Arkansas has an area of 52,068 square miles, with many natural attractions including Hot Springs National Park, Buffalo National River, and Blanchard Spring Caverns. Arkansas has an estimated 2006 population of 2,810,872 with Little Rock being both the largest city and the state capital.

Arkansas became a territory in 1819, and 17 years later became a state. The name Arkansas is linked to a French pronunciation of the original Indian tribe inhabiting the state and means "South Wind" in the Quapaw language.

Libraries & Associations

Resource Library

Resource Libraries are major health sciences libraries selected by the NNLM SCR on the basis of the quality and size of collections or uniqueness of materials in their collections which add significantly to the resources of the region.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

Arkansas Library Information

Library Associations/Consortia/Local Groups

Emergency Preparedness 

See also: Emergency Preparedness for national organizations/agencies and library specific information.

News Sources

Statistical Information

Health Departments & Centers

Specific Populations - Health Resources


African American

American Indian

Asian American