Arkansas General Assembly (Information about the State Legislature. You can access information about committees, state representatives and senators, and what is happening in the legislature)
Arkansas Government (Arkansas State Government page, provides links to the different agencies and branches of the government)
Arkansas Historical Association has a photo gallery, a list of county historical societies and their contact information, and a list of archives in Arkansas and their websites. Some archive sites have digitized materials; other archive sites have finding aids and/or a catalog intended for those who are able to visit the archive in person.
Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, issued quarterly by the Arkansas Historical Association, that “covers economic, political, and cultural history of Arkansas from pre-history to contemporary issues.” (description from Ulrichsweb)
- See cumulative index to AHQ from 1942 to 2000 at http://arkindex.uark.edu/ahq/
- Full text access to AHQ articles from March 1, 1942, to December 31, 2012, is found in the database JSTOR.
- Indexing and full-text access to articles from April 1, 1999 to present are found in ProQuest Central. EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete has full-text access and indexing from March 1, 2005, to the present.
- Print issues of the AHQ from Volume 1 (March 1, 1942) to the present are in the non-circulating Periodical Collection in Magale Library under call number F 406 .A6.
Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, issued three times a year by Arkansas State University. It is a literary periodical publishing chiefly prose -fiction and literary essays- and a small number of poems.
- Print issues in Magale Library’s Periodical Collection are from July 1999 to present under call number AP 2 .K22.
- Full text is available from 1997 to present through EBSCOhost’s MasterFile Premier database and EBSCOhost’s Academic Search Complete database.
Arkansas State Archives (new name, as of 2016, for the Arkansas History Commission) Look for their digital collections and for their two online exhibits under Outreach or Resources for Educators if you cannot make the trip to Little Rock to research what has not yet been digitized.
Arkansas State Homepage (provides access to a wide range of information about the State of Arkansas, links to government agencies, colleges and universities, newspapers, etc.)
Arkansas Tax Forms (Electronic forms available on the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration page. Also available at your local revenue office)
CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free online encyclopedia which, according to its website, “strives to offer a definitive, comprehensive, and accurate record of America’s twenty-fifth state.” In addition to the articles, the website has galleries of photos, maps, documents, videos, and audios. Click on the Browse Media tab next to Encyclopedia Navigation for the galleries. For a list of other websites pertaining to Arkansas, click on Resources at the top of the Encyclopedia’s homepage.
Clinton Digital Library is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum to everyone, anywhere in the world. Whether you are a lover of history, a student working on a school project, or a scholar, the Clinton Digital Library allows you to keyword search for archival documents, videos, audio recordings, and photographs and to search, browse, and view whole files, just as you could if you came to the Library’s research room in-person.
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is a department of the Central Arkansas Library System. Its purpose is to promote “a greater understanding and appreciation of Arkansas history, literature, art, and culture.” Its online collections and projects can be viewed at https://www.butlercenter.org/online-collections/index.html
Driving-Tests.org Free practice tests for the Arkansas Driver’s Examination
State of Arkansas website Find state services, agencies, locations, people, and more.
In the database Nexis Uni, next to Search Everything, click on arrow next to Select a specific content type, which provides a drop down menu to get you started. A partial list of what’s in Nexis Uni includes the Arkansas Constitution, the Arkansas Law Review, the Arkansas Code, Annotated, legislation, statutes, and codes, and court cases.
Legal Collection, an EBSCO database, may also have articles pertaining to Arkansas legal topics.
Online access to various runs of the Democrat, the Gazette, the Democrat-Gazette, and other Arkansas newspapers and news sources is available through Newsbank’s America’s News, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Arkansas Sources.
Print (last three months) and microfilm (1992 to 2017) of ADG are in the Periodical Collection in Magale Library. Microfilm of the Arkansas Gazette from 1819 to 1991 is also in this area. The print index for the Gazette is in the Reference area of the library and covers 1819-1894 and 1960-1991. Print index for the Democrat—Gazette covers 1991-1999. Call number for the indexes is AI 21 .A831 H46.
Arkansas Times: Arkansas’s Source for News, Politics & Entertainment– Back issues are retained for one year in the Periodical Collection in Magale Library. Current issue is on display in the library.
Lafayette County Press print issues are retained for three months in the Periodical Collection.
Magnolia Banner News print issues are retained for three months in the Periodical Collection.
Print books in Magale Library
Library of Congress call numbers for Arkansas history are in the range of F 406 to F 420. Use the library’s online catalog to locate items by title, subject, or author.
- Profiles of America (Grey House)
- The Fifty States (Salem Press)
- WorldMark Encyclopedia of the States (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Under Databases by Title
- ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
- World Geography & Culture Online (very brief entries)