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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.

Interesting facts

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, AL for refusing to give up her bus seat.

December 5, 1933: Raise a glass! Prohibition (18th Amendment) ended when Utah ratified the 21st Amendment. 

Do you use Dewey?  Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal Classification, was born on December 10, 1851.

Holidays, Special Days, and Observances


December 21: winter begins (Northern Hemisphere) or summer begins (Southern Hemisphere)

December 25: Christmas Day