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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 ASU 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 ASU. The Dean B. Ellis Library is one of 1,270 federal depository libraries throughout America 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.

Interesting facts

November 7, 1967: Carl Stokes was elected as the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, OH)

November 23, 1804: President Franklin Pierce's birthday

November 24, 1874: a patent for barbed wire was issued to Joseph Glidden

November 26, 1832: birthday of Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive a Medal of Honor

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

Election Day

Veterans Day (November 11)

Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)

Native American Heritage Month

GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week (3rd week of November)

Daylight saving time ends (first Sunday in November)