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

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

Upcoming Programs

Lexis Advance: Introduction and New Features
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Lexis Advance delivers an unmatched set of legal, news, business and analytical content that professionals trust. Content is delivered within a single intuitive interface that includes: pre- and post-filters, folders for storing and sharing, research history, alerts and 24/7 customer support. Lexis Advance includes exclusive tools such as integrated results from the open Web where users can search the open Web along with content from Lexis simultaneously, save recent and favorite filters, access work folders, set up alerts and access customer service; and a Legal Issue Trail that allows users to find and cite connections between cases that may not be obvious. Lexis Advance also includes a graphical depiction of prior research history as well as a Shepard’s Graphical feature showing the history of citing decisions in an easy visual grid or map format.  Attendees will be taught by a LexisNexis trainer how to maneuver through this newly updated online platform to find the search results they need.

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 for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.

ProQuest Congressional: Introduction and New Features
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 2:00 - 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 new 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. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.