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

EBSCOHost's Academic Search Premier Database: Introduction and New Features
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:00 - 3:15 pm

 EBSCOHost’s Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database originally designed for academic institutions but also now commonly seen in many federal libraries. With a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals, the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, biology, history, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. More than 13,600 journals are indexed and full text is provided for more than 4,800. Most are peer reviewed, offering critical information from many sources unique to this database.  Searchable cited references are provided for selected titles. Attendees to this session will be introduced to the Academic Search Premier database by an EBSCOHost trainer, learn about the resources included in the database, and will be taught searching tips and techniques that allow the user to efficiently find the information that he or she requires.
 
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. 

 


ProQuest Congressional: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The ProQuest Congressional database provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online. This collection includes full text copies of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, as well as the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both researchers to complete many types of projects using a single, newly updated interface. Attendees to this class will learn how to navigate ProQuest Congressional’s interface to find and use digitized collections of these materials; featuring searchable access to current and historic Congressional reports, Congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service reports, as well as Congressional Committee Prints. Those in attendance will also learn helpful search techniques that can be used to locate digitized copies of materials essential in conducting thorough legislative history research. This program will be conducted by a ProQuest 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.