Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library

Government Information

Congress | GPO
Internet Guides | Search
Databases | Federal & State Forms
Documents and Reports of the House & Senate
Frequently Used Websites | Native American Historical Resources
Oklahoma & State
U.S. Army and Air Force Commemorative Brochures
Publications | Subject Guides
Homeland Security | Hurricanes and Floods
International | Terrorism
For Librarians


Government Documents at SE

The H.G. Bennett Memorial Library is a congressionally designated selective depository for U.S. Government Information since 1929 and is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As part of the program, the library provides free access to FDLP information, which is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code), in all formats to any member of the general public without any impediments, such as age limitations. Anyone under the age of 18 can receive help from a reference librarian. Please ask for a reference librarian if you need to print relevant depository content that is available in online and electronic resources or you may bring a flash drive to save your information. There are over 61,000 items in print within the collection. Selected materials of particular interest or lasting value are integrated into the general collection. Other print materials are located in the basement. 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 in the basement.

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.

CD-ROMs and DVD’s are shelved at the Microforms area of the basement except for the Census (C), Homeland Security (HS) and NASA (NAS) materials, which are located within the Government Documents collection.

Legal sources such as the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code and the U.S. Statutes at Large are located on the east wall of 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 as well as the HathiTrust. Our Periodical Holdings list provides links to government periodicals selected by our library. Also available are links to 47 subject guides.

Citing Government Publications

Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications – Indiana University

Tutorial: Citing Government Publications (General Guidelines) – University of North Texas


United States House of Representatives

United States Senate


Congressional Bills Project
GovTrack.us — A civic project to track Congress

Government Publishing Office (GPO)


Browse by A to Z
Other Resources

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

MetaLib – search federal government databases

U.S. Government Bookstore

Guides to Government Information on the Internet

50 States

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Contact Government by Topic

Federal Websites for and about American Indians


Library of Congress Browse Government Resources

University of North Texas–Government Information Guides

Search for Government Information



Oklahoma and State


Oklahoma Digital Prairie – Oklahoma’s electronic library

Documents.OK.Gov – state government publications

Durant, Oklahoma Labor Force Study 2009

Earthquakes in Oklahoma

The Gateway to Oklahoma History – Oklahoma newspapers


Oklahoma Digital Maps: Digital Collections of Oklahoma and Indian Territory

Oklahoma Maps Online

OKCEO — Oklahoma Champions for Early Opportunities

Oklahoma Administrative Code

Oklahoma Almanac

Oklahoma Arts Council

Oklahoma Consumer Protection Unit

OCALD Gateway to Oklahoma Online

Oklahoma Department of Libraries: State Government

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma State Election Board

Oklahoma State House of Representatives

Oklahoma State Senate

Oklahoma Statutes

Oklahoma Higher Education: Studies and Reports

Oklahoma Mesonet – weather information for Oklahoma

    • EarthStorm – The educational outreach website of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey
    • OK-FIRE

Origins – Oklahoma Integrated Information Network

State Regents for Higher Education – Policy and Procedures Manual

Women of the Oklahoma Legislature — Oklahoma State University



Texas Almanac

Texas Legislature Online

Library of Congress: State and Local Governments

USA.gov: State Government

Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Transportation Security Administration

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


9-11 Commission Report

Country Reports on Terrorism

Federation of American Scientists – Terrorism: Background and Treat Assessments

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Remember September 11, 2001


U.S. State Department

Travel.State.Gov— Bureau of Consular Affairs

United Nations

European Union

Health Information for International Travel

Country Studies (Library of Congress)

World Factbook

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 June 20, 2019