Government Information

Brandon Burnette

Government Documents Librarian: Brandon Burnette

Government Documents at SE

The H.G. Bennett Memorial Library has served as a selective depository of U.S. Government Information since 1929. There are over 70,000 items in print within the collection. Selected materials of particular interest or lasting value are integrated into the general or reference collections. Other print materials are in Room L203 on Floor 2A. Government documents are arranged alphabetically and then numerically by a SuDoc class number. Each number begins with a letter or letters representing the agency that issued the item. For example, materials issued by the Department of Education begin with ED.

The H.G. Bennett Memorial Library became an Oklahoma Depository in 1998. We receive all of the Oklahoma government agency publications distributed by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This collection is located on floor 2A.

Both GovDoc and Oklahoma microfiche are shelved on the east wall of the basement near the periodicals collection. Eric Documents (ED) are in the cabinets of the basement as well.

Selected CD-ROMs and DVD’s are shelved at the circulation desk. Others are at the Microforms area of the basement except for the Census (C), Homeland Security (HS) and NASA (NAS) materials, which are located on floor 2A.

Legal sources such as the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code and the U.S. Statutes are located on the second floor at the Federal and State Law Collection.

There is a tremendous amount of government information available on the Internet. Most government agencies have websites, and many of the print, microfiche and CD-ROM titles are also published on the Web. The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications is the place to find links to online documents. Our Periodical Holdings list provides links to government periodicals selected by our library.

Guides to Government Information on the Internet

50 States

A-Z Index of Federal Agencies

FAQ’s of the U.S. Government

Federal Websites for and about American Indians


Library of Congress Browse Government Resources

  • Executive Branch
  • Legislative Branch
  • Guide to Law Online
  • LSU–U.S. Federal Agency Directory

    University of North Texas–Government Information Guides

    Vanderbilt University–Government Information

    Search for Government Information


  • Twitter – USAgov
  • INFOMINE: Government Information (UCR)

    Government Printing Office (GPO)

    Federal Digital System (FDsys)

    FDsys/GPO Access Online Resources: A-Z Resource List – West Texas A&M University

    Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

    MetaLib – search federal government databases

    Browse Topics

    U.S. Government Bookstore

    Oklahoma and State

    The May 31-June 1, 2013 Tornado and Flash Flooding Event


    State of Texas Resources

    Texas Almanac

    Texas Legislature Online

    Library of Congress: State and Local Governments State Government

    Homeland Security

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Information for Travelers


    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • National Response Framework

    Transportation Security Administration

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    White House – Homeland Security


    9-11 Commission Report

    Country Reports on Terrorism

    Federation of American Scientists – Terrorism: Background and Treat Assessments

    National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

    Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

    Remember September 11, 2001

    Terrorism: Attacks and Responses

    Terrorism– University at Buffalo

    War on Terrorism Resource Guides


    U.S. State Department

    Contact Information:

    Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library | Southeastern Oklahoma State University 1405 N. 4th Ave. Durant, Oklahoma 74701-0609 | Phone: (580) 745-2932 | Direct Comments or questions about this page to Brandon Burnette | Brandon Burnette | Updated November 5, 2013