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Arkansas State University

Government Information: Home

A short tutorial on finding state and federal information.








Finding Government Information

Click on the following links to learn more about each subject:

Documents in the Library

On the Web

How to Contact Your Elected Officials (opens another guide)

Tax Information (opens another guide)

Federal Government

Arkansas Government

Consumer Information (opens another guide)

Additional Resources

Government Documents Staff

Dominique Hallett
Government Documents Librarian
(870) 972-2962
Room 227
Bill (William) Sabin, Jr.
Library Support Assistant
(870) 972-2118
Room 219


The Astate Library was designated a federal depository library in 1913, and it is believed that Representative Thaddeus H. Caraway, Congressman from Jonesboro, was responsible for securing depository library status for Astate. The Dean B. Ellis Library is one of 1,270 federal depository libraries throughout the United States and territories that provide free access to the information resources of the federal government, and one of 13 federal depository libraries in the state of Arkansas. The Library's collection contains more than 100,000 U.S. government publications, in print, microform, and electronic formats.

FDLP News & Events

Survey on COVID-19 Disruptions in Libraries: Deadline to Respond 4/15 This link opens in a new window Apr 1, 2021

GPO continues to seek feedback on how FDLP libraries are faring due to COVID-19 disruptions and to see how GPO can help.

Please share your feedback by completing a short survey (less than 5 minutes). GPO staff will use the feedback to identify challenges and training needs, and will contact any library requesting outreach and assistance.

We thank you in advance for helping us better understand the challenges you and your colleagues are facing and hope for brighter days ahead. Please respond by April 15, 2021.

Read more ...


Agency of the Month

Department of Health and Human Services  HHS logo

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) dates to 1953, and deals with health care, public health, food safety, and illnesses. There are 11 agencies within HHS.

Some of the interesting websites from HHS include:



Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

June 2, 1924: Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act

President George H.W. Bush was born in June. See documentation from his presidency in the Public Papers of the Presidents collection on

June 11, 1991: Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. Learn more about volcanoes and see current activity at the USGS Volcanoes page.

June 14, 1951: The Census Bureau dedicated UNIVAC 1, the first civilian computer

June 29, 1956: The Federal Highway Act created the interstate system


Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

June 6, D-Day

June 14, Flag Day

June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, Juneteenth

Reference Resource of the Month

Government Book Talk blog - aims to "raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present".

There's a searchable archive and an RSS feed or email subscription available.

National Library of Medicine Digital Collections - archival material, books, and lots and lots of historical images