Finding Government Information
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Government Documents Staff
Government Documents Librarian
|Bill (William) Sabin, Jr.
Library Support Assistant
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.
As part of our improvements to the new askGPO site, GPO will soon be launching a new Federal Depository Library Directory.
We plan to include an exterior photograph of each depository, wherever possible, so that customers can more easily find your library building.
There are many depositories for which we do not currently have a photograph. If you can, please send a photograph (.jpg or .png format) of your library’s exterior to email@example.com to help us improve our Directory. Be sure to include your library name and Federal Depository Library number with your submission.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to improve access to Federal Government information.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) was created in 1966 and became operational in April 1967, bringing together elements of eight other major departments and agencies.
The National Transportation Library provides access to transportation information.
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
It is far more complex than what we were taught in grade school! This publication covers the various forms of Congressional action, committees and how they meet and do markup, special considerations and rules, and Congressional calendars.
Bonus: Watch a series of videos from Congress.gov on the legislative process.
Reference Resource #2: check out the National Transit Database
Image source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office