Collections

Children's Literature

The Children’s Literature Collection contains over 1,800 children’s books and includes many of the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Charlie Mae Simon award winning titles. View the history of the children’s award winning titles.

Titles in Our Collection:

View the list of children’s book award winning titles available at the library.

Digital Collections

The UAM Taylor Library Digital Collections provide online access to selected rare and unique library materials which document the history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) and the southeast Arkansas region. Search or browse through a growing collection of images and texts.

Government and Arkansas Documents

The Fred J. Taylor Library has been a selective depository for U. S. Government Documents since 1956 and Arkansas State Documents since 1980. As a selective Federal Depository Library, we receive many publications issued by agencies of the U.S. Government. These publications, which may include books, maps, posters, pamphlets, and periodicals, contain information on careers, business opportunities, space exploration, health and nutrition, energy, and many other subjects. Some government publications in the Fred J. Taylor Library's collection are discarded every 5 years in accordance with depository regulations.

Selection is made on the basis of the UAM academic community’s instructional and research needs. Because the resources of the library are also available for use by the citizens of the Fourth Congressional District, the information needs of the general public are considered. For publications not available in our document collections, patrons are referred to other libraries in the Fourth Congressional District, the Arkansas State Library, other depository libraries, or to the interlibrary loan service.

United States Government Documents Available Online

AMERICAN FACTFINDER:  Using several censuses and survey, the American FactFinder provides data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and Island areas.  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS7702

BEN’S GUIDE TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT:  A great tool for students, parents, and educators to use for learning and teaching about our nation’s government, history, and political structure. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS4670

BUDGET OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT:   Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the budget is a collection of documents about the President’s budget proposal for a given fiscal year. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2343

CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE:   Need assistance or benefits from the United States? This is the catalog you will want to use to find it. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS1729

CATALOG OF U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS: The finding tool for federal publications, historical and current, with direct links to those available online. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS844

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:  Published daily, this is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Historical volumes and indexes are also available.  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CREC

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:  ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION    Also known as the Constitution Annotated, it is the “legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based primarily on Supreme Court cases.” http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo55843

COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS: The daily and weekly compilations of the Presidential documents are the official publication of material released by the White House Press Secretary. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CPD

ECONOMIC INDICATORS: Published monthly, Economic Indicators provide economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, and more.  http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/ei/

ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT:  An annual report which gives an overview of the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo4325

FDSYS: An online database that gives free access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Government. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo2995

FEDERAL REGISTER:  The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of the Federal agencies and organizations along with executive orders. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK:    How much does a movie director make a year? What do I need to study in high school to become a microbiologist? Explore career options with this reference resource from the Department of Labor. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo25035

PUBLIC PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES:  The official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS4752

SOCIAL SECURITY HANDBOOK:  The basics of the Social Security program. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69560

UNITED STATES CODE:  The permanent and general laws of the United States are divided by broad subjects into fifty-one titles. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2873

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MANUAL:  This is the official handbook provided by the federal government on the agencies of the three branches of government. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GOVMAN

UNITED STATES REPORTS:   Compilation of Supreme Court’s opinions. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30185

UNITED STATES STATUTES AT LARGE:   The United States Statutes at Large containing the permanent laws – public and private – that were enacted during each session of Congress. http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo5677

Maps and Atlases

The maps and atlases are located on the first floor of the library, to the right of the security gates. They are shelved in the Atlas and Reference Collections.

Reference

The print reference collection, located on the first floor, includes general and specialized encyclopedias, English and foreign language dictionaries, concordances, directories, style manuals, biographical sources, numerous current and retrospective bibliographies, atlases, thesauri, almanacs, and indices.

Special Collections and University Archives

Interested in learning more about the history of Arkansas? Keep the William F. Droessler Special Collections Room in mind!

Formally known as the Arkansas Room, the collections area was renamed in June 2004 in honor of Dr. Droessler. Serving UAM for 27 years as Library Director and as Cataloging Librarian, Dr. Droessler was also instrumental in establishing the Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact Mary Heady at heady@uamont.edu or 870-460-1581.

About The Collection:

Special Collections houses books and periodicals pertaining to Arkansas. We have a particular focus on Southeast Arkansas and carry journals for the region, including the Drew County Historical Journal. We also have journals and books about the surrounding counties of Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, and Chicot.

Special Collections also houses archival materials. The materials focus on the history of the university. They include Arkansas A & M Board Minutes from the 1930s to the 1960s, yearbooks from 1925 to 2009, and university publications such as the UAM Alumni Magazine.

Donations and Transfers:

Special Collections needs your help! The library is actively collecting materials relating to UAM. If you have materials you would like to donate or transfer to special collections, please contact Mary Heady at 870-460-1581 or heady@uamont.edu. Donations and transfers are accepted based on the library's collection development policy.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Researchers are always advised to call ahead of time to confirm hours of operation and to discuss their research project. An appointment is encouraged so the staff can assist researchers more effectively.