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.

To register for a future training session, please use our registration form.

For more information about our training sessions, please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815.

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

 


Upcoming Programs

The National Technical Reports Library: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm 

Worldwide searching for federally funded bibliographic science and technology research information is now free on the basic Public Access National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) website. The Public Access NTRL is open to all users (domestic and international) for search and discovery  Public Access NTRL gives users access to a searchable online database of approximately three million Federal science and technology reports published by the National Technical Information Service. The full text for 800,000 of these documents can be downloaded immediately in electronic PDF format without charge. Free registration is required to download the reports. Attendees to this session will learn how to effectively search through this database to locate official government reports, including many published by Interior Department bureaus and offices. This program will be conducted by a National Technical Information Service 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.

 


Advanced Legal Research on WestlawNext
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:15 am 

Thomson Reuters' WestlawNext online legal research service permits users to search for legal, legislative, and news content without first selecting a database, allowing one to click check boxes to select the jurisdiction and nature of material wanted. Its search algorithm, referred to as WestSearch, is perhaps the world's most advanced legal research engine, executing a federated search across multiple content types. WestlawNext also supports retrieving documents by citation, party name, or KeyCite reference. Attendees will learn how to take research skills learned in introductory WestlawNext courses to the next level. Learn how to find cases by attorney or judge's name, date, and jurisdiction. Explore statutory materials and learn how to combine the best of book and online research with Westlaw's online Table of Contents. Delve into KeyCite's unique features that allow researchers to fine-tune their result by legal issue, jurisdiction, and other selected criteria. And learn how to personalize WestlawNext to meet your unique research needs. This program will be conducted by a Westlaw 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.