Training



The Interior Library offers regular training sessions to introduce DOI employees and others to its services and to the information sources it makes available, either on employees' desktops or in person. These training sessions are usually held in the Training Room of the Interior Library.

To register for a future training session, please click here. For more information about our training sessions, please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov.

Additional training sessions will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check this page regularly for changes or updates.



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.


Upcoming Programs

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. Attendees to this session will learn how to search a single directory or e-book, or the entire collection of each of these databases. The ability to cross-search, generate lists, analyze trends, and export citations from these online collections will also be examined. This class will be taught by a Gale Group trainer.

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 library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.



EBSCO Online: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

EBSCO's online databases provide access to thousands of journals and reference sources in a wide variety of subject areas, and include access to full text articles from peer-reviewed journals published by many of the world's most prestigious publishers. These databases offer a convenient way for users to search for abstracts and full text articles from a large collection of publications in one easy process. EBSCOHost is available to DOI employees nationwide through the Library's website and includes access to their Academic Search Premier, GreenFile, MasterFile Premier, and Legal Collection databases. Attendees will learn to use EBSCO's search platform and find articles, papers, reports, and other needed research materials. This program will be conducted by an EBSCO trainer.

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 library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.