The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.
A new temporary Interior Library is now open in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. Due to the modernization of wing 1 of the building, the Interior Library's historic Reading Room and stack areas have been closed to patrons.
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|The DOI Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of Interior Building, is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays).||Phone: (202) 208-5815
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Training on Electronic Resources
Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join the Interior Library staff for a regular training series on the many electronic and online resources available through the Library's website. Usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, the Library staff will review features of the website, including features and basic search techniques for online databases available to DOI employees at their desktops. Databases such as HeinOnline, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest National Newspapers will be covered at the request of attendees. The Reference Staff will also be available to answer other specific online research related questions you may have.
Park Ranger Speaker Series
New! Please register for a Park Ranger Talk here.
Petersburg Through Five Forks
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hopes ran high in May 1864 and, contrary to popular history, each side found what it was looking for in the Virginia Wilderness west of Fredericksburg. The Civil War campaign that followed did shock both sides as Robert E. Lee countered each of Ulysses S. Grant’s bold moves to the left. Grant’s frustration mounted, as did his casualties. Lee’s vigilance and celerity of movement prevented Grant from taking Richmond. The resulting Siege of Petersburg dominated the final ten months of the war and tested the patience of both governments as well as the endurance of men in the field and women at home.
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All Park Ranger Talks scheduled through 2015 will be held in the John Muir Room, which is located on the ground level of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.
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The Gale Directory and Virtual Reference Libraries: Introduction and New Features
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Gale Group, part of Cengage Learning, is known for publishing authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more. Gale also provides these resources to the Interior Department in a digital format via the Gale Directory Library. Additionally, Gale’s Virtual Reference Library is also providing DOI personnel with electronic, full-text access to authoritative reference titles on subjects such as American Indians, the environment, American history, law, and natural science.
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This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at email@example.com for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.
Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
Find Electronic Journals By Title
To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.
The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access. Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.
Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.
The Federal Depository Library Program
As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.