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.
|More on the impact of the Modernization Project on Library services
|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
Training on Electronic Resources
Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmThe remaining sessions in 2014 will be held on November 20 and 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 Election of 1864
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
It is hard for modern Americans to believe that Abraham Lincoln, one of history's most beloved Presidents, was nearly defeated in his reelection attempt in 1864. Yet by that summer, Lincoln himself feared he would lose. The country had not elected an incumbent President for a second term since Andrew Jackson in 1832. Also, his embrace of emancipation was still a problem for many Northern voters. Despite Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg a year earlier, the Southern armies came back fighting with a vengeance.
|New! Please register for a Training Session here.
The ProQuest Congressional Database: Introduction and New Features
Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 am-11:15 am
The ProQuest Congressional service (available to DOI employees at their desktops through the Library’s website), provides users with efficient, targeted access to a comprehensive online collection of historic and current congressional information. This collection includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both novice and experienced researchers to complete many types of research projects using a single, user-friendly interface.Please Note: 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.
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Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
|Due to budget reductions imposed as a result of sequestration, the Library will no longer be able to provide access to EBSCO's Science & Technology Collection, EBSCO Online's Environment Complete, and the National Technical Reports Library databases after April 29, 2013. We will also no longer provide access to Westlaw at the Library Reading Room's patron workstations. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.|
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.