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
Fax:       (202) 208-6773
Email:    library@ios.doi.gov




Upcoming Programs


Training on Electronic Resources

Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The remaining session in 2014 will be held on December 18.

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.

The Matter of Peace: The Little Known Symbols of Peace on the National Mall

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm


Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the December 24, 1814 signing of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, with a virtual tour of the many symbols of peace at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Eclipsed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial are persistent reminders of Washington's fervent "first wish...to see the whole world in peace, and the Inhabitants of it as one band of brothers, striving who should contribute most to the happiness of mankind." Revisit Pierre L’Enfant’s vision for the National Mall to serve as a platform where, over time, we would build reminders of civic virtue, our goal of freedom and equality, and the justice requisite for peace.

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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.


Training Sessions

 

New! Please register for a Training Session here.


Searching Through the Invisible Web: Finding Hidden Resources on the Internet

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


It has been said that searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean; a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is below the surface and therefore missed. Most of the Web's information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it. Traditional search engines cannot "see" or retrieve content in the "Invisible" or "Deep" Web – those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the result of a specific search.


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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 library@ios.doi.gov 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.



General Interest
Law and Public Policy
EBSCO Online Hein Online
Gale Directory Library ProQuest Congressional Collections
Gale Virtual Reference Library Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
JSTOR U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Science Direct
 


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.


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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.