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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.
  • Print, email, cite all entries.


  • Topic pages link to more info.
  • Print, email, cite all entries.