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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 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.

Trivia / Social Media Suggestions

Check out and share photos from the Defense Department's photo gallery.

Have some spare time this summer? Try out your art skills with #ColorOurCollections

August 15, 1914: the Panama Canal opened to traffic

August 25, 1916: the National Park Service was established

August 28, 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.

The Naval History and Heritage Command has collected oral histories from various wars

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances