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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 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 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.

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Check out pictures from the early days of aviation on the FAA History gallery.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a quarterly magazine, Public Roads (and it is 100 years old!).

Need some transportation statistics? There's a bureau for that...

July 2, 1964: Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon

July 26, 1990: Americans with Disabilities Act

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances

July 1, National U.S. Postage Stamp Day. In 1847, the post office issued its first stamps.

July 4, Independence Day

Third Sunday of July: National Ice Cream Day