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Government Information: Reference Books

What you will find in the Reference Room

This page includes examples of the types of government resources available in the Reference Collection. This collection is non-circulating and must remain in the Reference Room. Please continue your search in the online catalog.

Try the Reference Databases

Browse the Shelves

The Delgado Community College libraries shelve books by the Dewey Decimal system. Most of the books relating to government are located within the 320-350s call number range. Below are selected places to browse for books on governmental issues..

172 Political ethics
320 Political science  
323 Civil & political rights
324 The political process
328 The legislative process
341 Law of nations
351 Public administration
364 Criminology

Reference Database Search Overview


  • Try simple searches: one or two words.
  • Limiting by publication title is handy.
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  • Topic pages link to more info.
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