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 GREENR Database: Introduction and New Features
Thursday, March 9, 2:00 pm -- 3:15 pm 

Gale/Cengage's GREENR database, available at DOI workstations through the Library's website, focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. This resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development. It also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, and refereed case studies. A Gale/Cengage trainer (joining us via webinar) will take attendees on a tour of the GREENR database, detailing the resources that are available and how to best retrieve the relevant information that one might need.

Please note: This program will be held in the 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.

 


Introduction to Congress.gov
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2:00 -- 3:15 pm

Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. A collaboration among the Library of Congress, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Government Publishing Office, Congress.gov is a free resource that provides searchable access to bill status and summary, bill text, member profiles, the Congressional Record, committee reports, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, legislative process videos, committee profile pages and historic access back to the 103rd Congress. Researchers can now search across all of the content in the system, refine their results, quickly see the status of a bill on a timeline, and view Member pages with sponsored and co-sponsored legislation. Additionally, the system is designed to dynamically fit any size screen being used, mobile, notebook, and/or computer. Please join librarians from the Law Library of Congress, for an introduction to the Congress.gov website, its current and planned resources, and tips on how to best navigate this valuable online legislative service.

Please note: This program will be held in the 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.